Crown Prince Appoints 15 Directors at 7 Gov't Institutions
Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minster, issued edicts appointing 15 directors at 7 government institutions.
Bahrain Working on Legalizing Papers of Over 40,000 Illegal Bangladeshi Migrants amid COVID-19 Crisis
Over 40,000 undocumented Bangladeshi migrants have been in the process of being legalized in Bahrain under its ongoing general amnesty that began since early this month amid COVID-19 crisis, the Bangladeshi New Age website reported.
LMRA: 20,000 New Flexible Work Permits despite Coronavirus
The Coronavirus epidemic has pushed the issue of foreign labor in the Gulf to the forefront as the deplorable humanitarian conditions that foreign workers suffer were brought to light as well as the great pressure they add to the health system during this critical time.
88,000 New Applications for Expatriates since Onset of 2019
Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) said that it received this year about 87,948,000 new applications for employment from abroad, out of 212,682,000 new applications it has received since the beginning of the year.
Jail Terms and Fine Up to 47,000 BD against Two Defendants for Keeping Valid Work Permits They Don't Need
The minor court issued two verdicts in two cases that violate provisions of Labor Market Regulatory Authority law. It convicted the defendants in both of the cases, sentenced one of them to 6 months in jail and the other to 3 months. Meanwhile, it fined all them to an amount ranging between 3000 and 47000 BD.
Dialogue between Gov’t and Traders Sets Controls on Establishment of Foreign Companies and “Flexible Work Permits”: BCCI Vice President
Vice President of the Bahrain’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Khalid Najaibi, told local Al-Bilad newspaper that there are new controls that will be most likely announced within two months, concerning commercial records and licenses for foreign companies, in addition to the limiting of consequences of Flexible Work permits, and what is known as the "free visa", as well as setting controls on external cash transfers of foreigners.
Parliament Raises Urgent Proposal to Government to Abolish Flexible Permit
The Parliament approved on Tuesday (March 12, 2019) an urgent proposal to scrap a flexible work permit scheme for foreigner workers.
Bahrainis are Minority in Labor Market: Third in Place after Indian and Bengali Nationals
The number of Indian foreign workers in Bahrain working in the private sector reaches about a quarter of a million, specifically 223,998 Indian workers, according to official statistics, thus making the Indian community the largest working force among the nationals residing in the Bahrain, who have been brought to the kingdom from 161 countries.
Al-Absi: Criticism against Flexible Work Statement Issued due to Misunderstanding
Chief Executive of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority said that what was "recently mentioned about the flexible work permit is caused by an inadvertent confusion and a misunderstanding of a statement on flexible work," without giving further explanation.
LMRA Cancels License of Employment Office
Labour Market Regulatory Authority said that it canceled the license of one of employment offices after receiving a number of complaints against it.
US Ambassador Supports Bahrain’s Efforts in Combating Human Trafficking
US Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Hicks Siberell expressed his country’s support to Bahrain’s efforts in combating human trafficking.
Parliament’s Services Committee Rejects Proposed Gov’t Company to Monopolize Recruiting Domestic Workers
The Parliamentary services committee rejected a proposed draft law to establish a governmental company in contribution from the Labor Market Regulatory Authority, to solely recruit domestic workers.
Bahrain Heads to Abolish Labor Sponsorship System Next April
Bahrain is moving towards canceling the Kafala (Sponsorship) labor System, claiming it is trying to fix the status of the labor market.
Head of the Labor Market Regulatory Authority: Private Sector Forced to Transfer Salaries through Banks in 2018
The Executive Director of the Labor Market Regulatory Authority Osama al-Absi, confirmed that “all employers were obliged to transfer all salaries to all workers to the banks, and they are expected to start these transfers during 2018.
Only 1,274 Bahrainis Employed in Private Sector in 1 Year
The Labor Market Regulatory Authority revealed in its statistics for the second quarter of 2016, that the Bahraini labor increased by only 1,274 Bahrainis in a whole year, in comparison with the same period of last year 2015.
Government Legitimizes Employment Bulk in Exchange for Money
The Executive Officer of the Labor Market Regulatory Authority, Osama al-Absi, announced a date for the implementation of the flexible work permit system, specified in the second quarter of 2017.