Employer Pays Principle

No worker should pay for a job - the costs of recruitment should be borne not by the worker but by the employer.

Reflecting the Dhaka Principles for Migration with Dignity, adoption of the Employer Pays Principle is fundamental to combatting exploitation, forced labour and trafficking of migrant workers and represents an important step in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal of decent work for all.

For more details on all ten Dhaka Principles, along with implementation guidance and translations into multiple languages, visit www.dhaka-principles.org.