Working Hours for Special Needs

Working Hours for Special NeedsWorking Hours for Special Needs

The bill to reduce working hours for women “under special circumstances” which was passed by the Majlis (parliament) earlier, has been approved by the Guardian Council. Therefore, the working hours for women in this category is expected to reduce to 36 hours a week from the current 44 hours, said Jalil Mokhtar, spokesman of the Majlis Social Commission on Saturday. The law will allow working women who have children under 6 years of age or children or spouses suffering from severe disability or rare disease, and female breadwinners to work 36 hours a week for the same salary and benefits of the full-time 44-hour-job per week, Alef News Agency reported.