Domestic agencies will not be able to discount them from their remuneration

The agencies dedicated to the channeling of domestic work may not carry out any type of deductions from the remuneration of these citizens as a way to acquire their fees.

This is established by the Ministry of Labor as part of the prohibitions that it raises before the formalization of this work in the Dominican Republic and whose pilot came into force last December.

The work entity in its Domestic Work Guide establishes other prohibitions such as domestic work for minors under 18 years of age, since it qualifies this activity as dangerous and unhealthy in accordance with the agreements of the 138 Y 182 of the International Labor Organization (ILO) that deals with decent work, as well as other complementary regulations issued in the country for these purposes.


Likewise, the document says that these citizens have acquired rights such as the payment of Christmas wages and the payment of vacations not taken or the proportion of both.

The payment of the double salary indicates that the provisions of the articles will be applicable to these workers 219 and following, of the Labor Code, which deal with everything concerning the salary 13.

What is the root of this matter?

The Government ordered in September 2022 through resolutions the regularization of domestic work, which includes a salary increase, more hours of rest and its inclusion in the social Security.

By virtue of the resolutions 11-2022, 14-2022 Y 551-08, which will enter into force three months after their publication, that is, in December of that same year, workers in the domestic sector will have a minimum wage of RD$10,000 monthly.

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In addition, a working day for domestic workers of eight hours a day and 36 hours of weekly rest is established.

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