The Services Committee of Bahrain’s Parliament has approved amendments to Article 99(A) of Bahrain Law No. 36/2012 (the Private Sector Labour Law). The amendment will increase the notice period for terminating employment contracts to four months in professions where there are difficulties in finding a candidate to fill the vacancy at short notice. The Labour and Social Development Ministry has criticised this proposal for damaging the interests of employees if they were the one wanting to end the contract. They could give notice of 30 days under the contract. If the period is increased, the employee might miss the opportunity to join another job which might be better for them.