The Constitutional Court rejects Ministry of Labor’s new domestic help mandate


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Feb 20, 2019

The Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional Resolution 14-2022 of the Ministry of Labor, which orders employers of domestic help to adopt and harmonize measures related to the improvement of compliance with Article 89 of the International Labor Organization.

The TC ruled on a direct action of unconstitutionality submitted by Luis Vilchez Bournigal:“To accept the action described above, and consequently, to declare Resolution number 14-2022, on the adoption and harmonization of measures related to the improvement of compliance with Convention 189 of the International Labor Organization (ILO), issued by the Ministry of Labor on August 25, 2022, not in conformity with the Constitution, for the reasons stated,” explained the Plenary of the TC in Resolution TC-012022-0041.

Domestic Help Resolution 14-2022, which came into effect on 19 December 2023, establishes that...

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El Hijo de Manolo

It's outrageous, egregious, preposterous!
Dec 10, 2021
Dominican Republic
Now this guy is setting up the folks to override the court's decision. In which case, just get rid of the courts. How easy!


May 23, 2023
Santiago De Los Caballeros
Neither the employer nor the domestic help were interested in this new law anyway..................Worked well for 50 years, leave it alone...............
The bill opened an (old) new problem for most dominicans: formalize themselves and pay taxes as "personas fisicas".

As a contractor/persona fisica, domestic workers had the challenge to report income and pay taxes. And for the houseowners this regulation turn them as employers who also had the obligation to declare how much they pay. No one in that their bottom of the society wanted to do that, with few exceptions.

When the "trial mode" began last year was discussed, lots of stories on social media appeared on domesticas not wanting this happen. And lots of people (especially middle class income locals who heavily depend on trabajadoras/domesticas) critisized this measure.