Bahrain: Launch of Wage Protection System delayed for third time
Author: Migrant Rights, Published on: 13 June 2019
Bahrain now expects to implement the Wage Protection System (WPS) in September 2019. The WPS mandates employers to pay wages via bank transfer and will alert the government of delayed or non-payment of wages. Bahrain had previously planned to launch the WPS in January 2018, then postponed to April 2019... delays were mainly due to the lack of preparedness by banks and payment service providers... Bahrain is the last GCC country to implement this system. While the WPS is a step in the right direction and could provide greater transparency and stability in wage payments... there remain serious concerns about the efficacy of the system.