American Univesity of Beirut

Household Help

AUB personnel (employer) occupying on-campus housing and who employ household help who are:

  • Living in the residence of the employer, or
  • Lebanese nationals working regularly on part-time basis, or
  • Foreign nationals employed by an agency that provides household help working regularly or on part-time basis shall register such household help with the department of Auxiliary Services within five working days of the household help commencing employment. Occasional helpers need not be registered with the department of Auxiliary Services. Please refer to Section 1, Article 4 of the Access to Campus Policy for details.

The word "employer" shall include the household members, where applicable.

  • To register household help, employers must fill and submit the following to Auxiliary Services:
  • ID Application Form.
  • Household Help Liability Form.
  • Two passport sized photographs.
  • For Lebanese nationals, a copy of their official ID card or a copy of their Ikhraj Kaid.
  • For foreign nationals, a copy of their passport, including the page on which the relevant Lebanese entry visa is stamped.
  • For foreign nationals employed by an agency that provides household help, a copy of the contract between the employer and the agency.

The household help shall present themselves to the ID Centre to receive their university identification cards and to have these rules and regulations explained to them.

  • ​For household help who are foreign nationals, it is the employer's responsibility to ensure that they are registered with the Lebanese government under the employer's legal sponsorship and that their passport, residency permit, work permit, and university identification cards remain valid throughout their employment. In addition to the documents mentioned in paragraph 2 above, the employer shall periodically submit to Auxiliary Services copies of the following documents:
    • Valid work permit.
    • Valid residency permit.​
  • Household help are entitled to maintain possession of their passport and their residency permit at all times.
  • All payments due to the household help shall be made in a timely fashion in accordance with the employment contract, and in any event, not less frequently than monthly. No salary deductions may be made, except with the written authorization of the household help granted in compliance with the applicable laws. Household help shall be allowed to have a minimum of one day of rest per week.
  • It is the employer's responsibility to purchase insurance coverage and to provide and pay for necessary medical care and treatment for the household help.
  • Employers must ensure that the dignity and the human and legal rights of household help are fully preserved at all times.
  • The household help shall not be obliged to work for any person other than the employer.
  • Any person who believes that a violation of the above rules and regulations regarding household help has occurred shall report all relevant information regarding the alleged violation to the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources. The University will endeavor to keep the identity of individuals who bring such incidents to its attention confidential.
  • Any person may refer emergency situations to the AUB Protection Office for appropriate action. Protection Office will hand over the case to the appointed designee in Human Resources as soon as feasible.
  • Violation of the above rules and regulations, or any other related laws, policies, or regulations may result in disciplinary measures, up to and including, termination of employment of the person violating the rules and regulations.

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