The Ministry of Labor reveals It has given a six-month deadline to all employers to issue salary prepaid cards to domestic workers under their sponsorship.
These cards, which facilitate the monthly salary transfer for domestic workers electronically, ensure timely payment if wages, ministry’s spokesman Khaled Aba Al-Khail was quoted as saying by Al-Eqtisadiah Arabic newspaper.
He said employers should provide salary prepaid cards to domestic workers the moment they arrive in the Kingdom.
Many banks are already offering prepaid card services.
The debit-card like option helps household workers to handle their cash safely.
The card is acceptable within the Kingdom only and it accepts deposits only from the sponsor.
There is no fee for transferring salary from the sponsor account to the Mada household payroll card.
Source: Saudi Gazette