If you engage an employment agency (EA) to help you with hiring a foreign domestic worker (FDW), the EA is responsible for:
- The FDW’s upkeep and maintenance, including accommodation, from her arrival until she is successfully placed for employment, or until she is sent home if unsuccessfully placed.
- Sending the FDW home, and bearing the cost of doing so, if she is unsuccessfully placed.
- Ensuring that you and the FDW sign the safety agreement.
The EA should only place the FDW for employment after she has attended the Settling-In Programme (SIP).