Labour inspections and other compliance mechanisms in the domestic work sector: Introductory guide

Organization(s): ILO
Regions: World
Country: World
Year: 2016
Language: English

This guide focuses on the challenges that countries face in implementing labour legislation covering domestic work. It is targeted in particular to government agencies, including labour inspectorates and other institutions that enforce labour regulations, as well as social partners and, more generally, domestic workers and their employers. The guide provides a practical overview of the ILO normative framework regarding domestic workers’ labour rights as well as of existing labour inspection systems and methods dealing with domestic workers. It complements these underlining current challenges impeding the effective application of relevant national labour legislation; and provides enabling measures for compliance all with a view to highlighting existing gaps and weaknesses, as well as good practices.

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