UAE: Domestic helpers can be paid through wage protection system

Starting January 27, 2022, families will have the option of using the online Wage Protection System (WPS) to pay the salaries of domestic helpers.

The WPS enables employers and families to pay salaries online through bank transfers, exchange offices, and financial institutions authorized by the UAE Central Bank.

The system applies to all the domestic help professions stated in the law including housemaids, nannies, housekeepers, cooks, family drivers, security guards, gardeners, farmers, private coaches, private teachers, private nurses, private representatives, private agriculture engineers, sailors, shepherds, falcon care-taker and workers.


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