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Guide to the rights and obligations of domestic workers

Publication date: 20 May 2024 - 12 Dhu al-Qi'dah 1445

The Regulations for Domestic Workers and the Like stipulate the principle of consent based on science
and knowledge. It guarantees the awareness and knowledge of the domestic employer and the domestic
worker of the terms of the contract, the nature of the work, the place of work, the wage, and the daily
and weekly rest period as specified by the regulation. This is required to be done before the employee's
recruitment and departure from his home country. The Ministry of Human Resources and Social
Development has identified 14 professions that fall within the scope of domestic workers. The Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia regulates the contractual relationship between domestic workers, recruitment companies,
and offices and employers in accordance with the best international standards and in the light of the
International Workers Organization Convention No. 189, as well as Recommendation No. 201 regarding
decent work for domestic workers*. The law prohibits discrimination among workers based on race, color,
sex, religion, political opinion, national origin, or social origin.

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