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Posted On: 15 October 2009 02:59 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

Law on domestic servants soon

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A law to regulate the employment and working hours of domestic servants is expected to be enforced soon. In a major move, the draft of the proposed legislation was discussed by the Cabinet yesterday. The meeting was presided over by the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, H E Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem bin Jabor Al Thani. Domestic servants, whose number in the country is estimated to be in the thousands, are not covered by the labour law. Any complaints from domestic servants or against them are currently filed with the law enforcement agencies. Also, the Ministry of Environment has made insurance compulsory for camping activities in the desert. The Cabinet approved the draft of this ministerial decision as well. Several other issues were also on the agenda of the meeting.