Preparing for Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year will be on February 1, 2022 so preparations for the new year will start by mid-January. Many families will rely on the support of domestic helpers leading up to and during that week due to the customs of doing major house-cleaning and multiple family functions.
Because it’s a holiday, many domestic helpers will have special activities and outings planned. So employers should give advance notice, if they will require their domestic helper to work through the statutory holidays. Domestic helpers are entitled to have all statutory holidays off and should be compensated with alternate days off within 60 days if they are required to work through them. We recommend giving as much notice as possible.