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General Questions about Wages Protection System

 What is the Wages Protection System? Is the Wages Protection System mandatory for enterprises? Does the Wages Protection System cover all economic sectors? Does the Wages Protection System include Bahraini and expatriate employees? Is the Wages Protection System mandatory for domestic expatriate employees and their equivalents? Does the Wages Protection System cover part-time expatriate employees, or is it limited to full-time expatriate employees? When will the Wages Protection System be implemented, and what are the implementation stages? What are the requirements for integration into the Wages Protection System by enterprises? Can all enterprises enter into the Wages Protection System? Does the employer need to fill out a specific form or is there any additional requirements to prove the employer's commitment to transferring wages through banking transactions? Is there a grace period for the application of offences? Are there specific banks to deal with? What are the benefits of the Wages Protection System for employers? Is it possible to deal with financial service providers directly in the transfer of wages? What are the guarantees of confidentiality of wage data? Does the integration of enterprises in the system provide advantages in increasing the number of work permits? Does the acceleration of the integration process have an impact on enterprises? I am one of the employers who are committed to transferring wages through banking transactions, and a reward has been allocated to some distinguished workers, is it necessary to transfer the reward amount through banking transactions as well?  If any of the employees does not commit to opening a bank account, what is the procedure that should be taken; shall he get his wages paid in cash? In case the employee is outside of the Kingdom, what is the most appropriate procedure for this case? With the Corona pandemic and the economic recession, why is the Wages Protection System being currently in place? Are there any Gulf countries that have implemented Wages Protection Schemes? Is the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry aware of this system? Is it permissible to pay the employee's wages in cash or check? What are the benefits of the Wages Protection Scheme for the employee? Does the Wages Protection System allow me to obtain a monthly salary statement? Shall the employee file a complaint with the Wages Protection Directorate if the monthly wage is not received? In the event of a decrease in the monthly wage, shall the Wages Protection Department be notified? Is there a specific date for employees to receive their wages and transfer them via bank accounts? I am an employee in one of the enterprises that integrated the Wages Protection System according to the established dates and the employer did not transfer the wages through banking transactions. Can I receive the wage in cash from the employer?  Will a sum of money be deducted from the employee when the minimum balance is not available in the bank? I am a Flexible Expatriate Employee. I have a work contract with an employer in a commercial establishment. Am I covered by the Wages Protection System and bank transfer?