Overtime pay and bonuses are discretionary. It is best to discuss work hours and overtime pay with your employer before signing your contract so that you each have a clear understanding of work hour expectations and the rest you are entitled to.
You are entitled to one full day’s rest (24 hours) every 7 days and 12 statutory holidays a year. Your employer cannot force you to work on your rest day and holidays. Your employer can give you a day off instead of a statutory holiday but cannot legally pay you to work on a statutory holiday. Find out more at the Labour Department’s Foreign Domestic Helper’s Corner.
If you have any questions about your employment contract/conditions contact the Labour Department’s hotline at +852 2157 9537 (Dial Ext. ‘11’ for English, Ext. ‘17’ for Bahasa Indonesia and Ext. ‘19’ for Tagalog).