Maids in debt: Protect employers from their creditors

The use of employers' address opens employers and their family members to harassment for their maids' debts

A maid had a salary safekeeping arrangement with her employer with savings that grew to $11,000 after two years. But when it was time for her to return home, her employer could not put together the money in short notice as the latter had run into financial difficulties.

Citing the example above, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said two Sundays ago that the distress could have been prevented if salary safekeeping had been outlawed.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 15, 2018, with the headline 'Maids in debt: Protect employers from their creditors'. Print Edition | Subscribe