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Faculty of Law Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Legal Studies

Rabat, 02 October 2018

Morocco Child Housemaids Law Kicks in

A long-awaited law aimed at protecting thousands of young girls working as housemaids in Morocco took effect Tuesday, the country's first such legislation. The law sets a minimum age of 18 for household work, with a phase-in period of five years during which 16- and 17-year-old domestic workers will be allowed to work. The law imposes financial penalties on employers failing to provide contracts, a minimum wage, a weekly day off and annual holidays. Despite these gains, the new law still offers less protection to domestic workers than the Moroccan Labor Code does for all other workers.

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