The Ministry of Labour on Saturday announced that it has started inspection campaigns on recruitment agencies to monitor their commitment to implementing the decision to extend the probation period for domestic workers from three months to nine months, and the decision setting the maximum fees for the recruitment of domestic workers.
The ministry noted that the inspection teams will ensure that recruitment offices are using the new models of employment contracts for domestic workers in accordance with the terms of the decision to extend the probation period, as well as their adherence to the decision on the maximum fees for the recruitment of domestic workers.
The ministry affirmed that it will continue to take all measures, decisions and instructions that will protect the rights of employers to domestic workers, in addition to its inspection campaigns on recruitment offices to verify the implementation of all relevant decisions.
The ministry reiterated that the decision obligates recruiting agencies to guarantee the nine-month probationary period for the domestic workers.
In the first three months, employer has the right to terminate the employment contract and recover the full amount he paid to the recruitment office, while in the additional six-month probationary period the licensee shall guarantee the return of the sum paid to him by the employer, minus 15 percent of the total amount due, for each month the worker spent in the service of the employer during the additional probation period.
The Ministry of Labour has set the hotline 40288101, and the e-mail email@example.com to receive complaints from the public.
The ministry also urged all citizens and residents to report any abuses or violations by the recruitment offices regarding the implementation of the above mentioned decisions.
The ministry has underlined that it will firmly address anyone who neglects the implementation of his obligations stipulated in the law, regulations and instructions; and will intensify its inspection campaigns on recruitment agencies and will take legal measures against anyone who violates laws and decisions.