Maid contracts bill approved

A DRAFT law that outlines job contracts for domestic workers has been approved by parliament.

The bill, proposed by Al Asala Parliamentary Bloc, organises the relationship between employers and housemaids, and mentions criteria for contracts and punishments for breach of contract.

It also stipulates that housemaids could only be brought to Bahrain through licenced manpower agencies and employers will have to deposit BD500 before flying them in.

The 24-article proposal will be revised by the government and drafted into a law before resubmitting it to the National Assembly during its new four-year term, which starts at the end of the year.

Meanwhile, parliament approved an amendment to the Labour Law, which allows legal action against employers who provide false information to bring in foreign workers.

The penalty is between three months and a year in jail, or fine between BD1,000 and BD2,000, or both.

The punishment will be doubled if the offence is repeated.

6 thoughts on “Maid contracts bill approved

  1. Pls i have request i am working as a dirver but not only driving allwork so i want to now if i finsh my 2year so how to my home pls let me now.

    • Dear Client,

      Please contact our LMRA call center on 17506055, in order to assist you with your inquiries.


    • Dear client,
      Kindly note that the law allow for the sponsor to cancel the visa using the system.


  2. Hello I’m working with my boss coming 10 years now as a house boy or house helper what benefits can I get after 10 years of working with the same employer. They are giving me every 2 years of service a 2 months salary and a ticket back and fort is the anything I can get after 10 years of working with the same employer? Thank you and hoping for your reply

    • Dear client,

      For all questions regarding Employment contracts, leave entitlements , disputes, complaints, grievances against employers, you need to contact the Ministry of Labour. Please note that this is not part of the LMRA mandate and we cannot interfere between employers and employees, you are requested to lodge a formal complaint and submit any supporting documents to the complaints department of the Ministry of Labour in Isa Town , for more information visit
      Or you can contact LMRA call center on +973 17506055, or contact our e-Support helpdesk through to clarify your issue.

      For any further question kindly contact LMRA call center on +973 17506055.


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