Maid who paid 3 months of her salary to her agency asks if she has to fork out another 2 months’ salary should she change employers

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A foreign domestic helper who had three months of her salary deducted asked if she had to have another salary deduction should she change employer.

A foreign domestic helper who had three months of her salary deducted asked if she had to have another salary deduction should she change employer.

In a post to Facebook group FDW in Singapore (working conditions forum), the maid asked: “Does anyone knows is it normal for agency to deduct salary again after paying your 3months loan if you change employer?”

In her post, the helper wrote that when she first came to Singapore, she had a loan worth three months of her salary owed to her agency. The helper said, “I stay with my current employer for 2months only after salary deduction I want to change new employer but my agency told me she will deduct 2months more that means I have to pay 5months salary to my agency already is it that fair ?”

According to the Ministry of Manpower, “For loans, your employer can deduct your salary in instalments. Each instalment should not exceed 25% of your salary for the salary period”.

Netizens who commented on her post said that as long as she had repaid her initial loan to t...

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