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Name: Legislative Decree (No. 14 of 1993) with respect to amending the Labour Law for the Private Sector promulgated by Legislative Decree No. 23 of 1976.
Country: Bahrain
Subject(s): Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1993-10-04
Entry into force:
ISN: BHR-1993-L-47026
Bibliography: English translation, Gulf Translations, Manama, Bahrain, 16 p.
English translation English translation Ministry of Labour, Bahrain PDF PDF (consulted on 2008-02-29)
Abstract/Citation: Substitutes numerous sections of the Labour Law. The law shall not apply to civil servants, domestic workers, seafarers, family and casual workers, and most agricultural workers (section 2). S. 3 prohibits the employment of a non-Bahraini without first obtaining a work permit. Employers shall be liable for the costs of repatriating a foreign worker when a contract expires (s. 7). S. 14 prohibits recruitment and employment agencies from exacting fees from workers. S. 62 provides for rest periods for female employees to nurse their infants for two years following birth. Other substituted provisions regard foreign workers, labour contracts, apprentices, hours of work, overtime, dismissal, annual leave, and penalties for contravention of the Law.
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