10 KD fine if sponsor delay salary of domestic workers

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has warned sponsors on delaying the salaries of their domestic workers. A fine of KD 10 will be imposed on those who violate the decision, local Arabic newspaper Al-Qabas reported.

PAM launched a campaign on various media outlets, including the social media with the aim of raising awareness among domestic workers about their rights. PAM also clarified that the sponsor has no right to deduct any amount from their salaries.

PAM also called on the sponsors to abide by relevant laws and treat their workers with compassion devoid of humiliation; stressing domestic workers are entitled to a weekly day off in addition to annual vacation. It reiterated that the law forbids sponsors from seizing their workers’ ID cards or passports unless the laborer approves of it.


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