Introduction:

By law, the employer of a foreign aid worker is obligated to provide appropriate housing for his employee
An employer that fails to provide appropriate housing violates a criminal law and is subject to fines
An employer can deduct living costs from the employee's salary up to the limit set for this purpose


An employer is obligated to provide appropriate housing for his foreign worker during the entire employment period and for up to 7 days after the work ends.

Who is Eligible?

What is considered to be appropriate housing?

  • Appropriate housing for a foreign worker includes:
    • A sleeping area of at least 4 meters
    • Bed
    • A closet, or a separate area in a bigger closet, with a lock
    • Electric heating and ventilation
    • Eating utensils
    • Refrigerator
    • A bathroom and shower, within reasonable distance, with easy and fast access
    • A washing machine in the building
    • Adequate electrical lighting
    • Fire extinguishing means
Tip
  • There is no legal obligation to provide a Foreign Nursing Care Worker with a separate room but it is recommended in order to ensure the worker privacy.
  • If the employer can not provide the worker with a separate room in his home, he must provide reasonable living conditions that will enable the worker to have a living and sleeping space.
  • The conditions must be examined by the social worker on behalf of the private office that places the worker. It is also important that the office inform the worker of his living conditions, prior to arrival from abroad, in order to set expectations and prevent distress on both sides.

How to Claim It?

  • The employer is obligated to provide appropriate housing immediately once the worker begins working.
  • An employer that fails to provide appropriate housing violates a criminal law and is subject to a year in jail or a high fine.

Deduction of Living Expenses

Submitting a Complaint Regarding Violation of Employee Rights

Aid Organizations

Assistance in Employing Nursing Care Workers


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Laws and Regulations

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