Saudi labor reforms fail to adress rights of domestic workers

Saudi labor reforms fail to address rights of domestic workers

Saudi Arabia’s new labor laws have excluded rights and needs of domestic workers. The Labor ministry has increased fines for employers that violate the new requirements, including forbidding employers from confiscating passports, forbidding employers from paying salaries late, and forbidding employers from not showing employees their contracts. However migrant women who work in family homes  who are most vulnerable to abuse have been excluded from the new amendments made in the law.