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  1. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 14 of 1978 (Insurance) respecting procedures, appointments, mode of application for payment of allowances, Indemnities, pensions, grants, the determination of offices for such payments, payment forms and dates of submission thereof.

    Adoption: 1978-04-24 | BHR-1978-R-7219

  2. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 7 of 1978 (Insurance) respecting application of the Law on Social Insurance in the second phase.

    Adoption: 1978-02-28 | BHR-1978-R-7218

  3. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Amiri Decree No. 1 of 1978 amending certain provisions of Amiri Decree No. 20 of 1975 concerning the establishment of the High Council for vocational training. - English translation

    Adoption: 1978-02-20 | BHR-1978-R-65602

    Amends article 2 (composition), article 3 (functions) and article 4 (implementation and follow-up of decisions).

  4. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 33/1977 with Respect to Determining and Regulating the Necessary Services and Precautions for the Protection of Workers During Work From the Hazards of Electricity - Order No. 33 of 1977

    Adoption: 1977-12-26 | BHR-1977-R-57194

    Establishes safety provisions with respect to electricity. Establishes the responsibility of employers to make the necessary safety precautions and prohibits employers from deducting any costs from the wages of workers. Govers safety precautions relating to switches, switch fuses, circuit-breakers, voltage, motors, converters, transformers, wires, switchborads, generators, protective equipment, and sub-stations.

  5. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 34/1977 With Respect to Determining and Regulating Necessary Services and Precautions for the Protection of Workers from the Hazards of Repair and Demolition of Tanks, Drums and Work in Confined Spaces - Order No. 34 of 1977

    Adoption: 1977-12-26 | BHR-1977-R-57195

    Establishes safety provisions with respect to the repair and demolition of tanks, drums and work in confined spaces. Places restrictions on any welding, brazing or soldering of tanks, drums or other vessels. Provides for the liscensing of work involving the demolition of large tanks or vessels. Regulates work in confined spaces with respect to fumes, sludge and ventilation.

  6. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 25/1977 With Respect to the Determination and Organization of Services and Precautionary Measures Vital to Protecting Eyes of Workers During Work From the Hazards of Work and Machines - Order No. 25 of 1977

    Adoption: 1977-11-06 | BHR-1977-R-57191

    Makes regulations with respect to the protection of eyes. Establishes the repsonsibility of employers to provide protective equipment and place warning signs with respect to eye safety. Establishes the processes in which approved eye protectors, fixed shields, and warning notices are required. Makes explicit cases in which protection is required for workers at risk but not employed in the specific process.

  7. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 21/1977 With Respect to Determining and Regulating the Services and Precautions Necessary for Protecting Workers While on Duty From the Hazards of Fire - Order No. 21 of 1971

    Adoption: 1977-10-16 | BHR-1977-R-57190

    Makes fire safety regulations at workplaces. Assigns employers with the responsibility of adopting the necessary precautions for the protection of workers from fire hazards. Regulates the provision of fire extinguishers and fire escapes at places of employment. Sets regulations concerning the number of persons allowed at places of employment as well as for the storage of flammable materials. Regulates the provision of fire alarms.

  8. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 29 of 1977 respecting the organization of industrial safety bodies in establishments - Order No. 29 of 1977

    Adoption: 1977-08-15 | BHR-1977-R-69842

    Concerns the determination and organization of the necessary services and precautions for protection of workers during work from risks involving machinery.

  9. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 25 of 1977 (Insurance) respecting the establishment of the Dispute Settlement Committee mentioned in Article 104 of the Law on Social Insurance.

    Adoption: 1977-08-04 | BHR-1977-R-7217

  10. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Amiri Decree-Law No. 12 of 1977 respecting the suspension of the application of certain provisions of the Law on Social Insurance to non-Bahrainis

    Adoption: 1977-05-03 | Date of entry into force: 1977-05-14 | BHR-1977-L-7193

  11. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 17 of 1977 (Insurance) concerning regulations and procedures to be followed by the General Organization for Social Insurance to safeguard its rights towards employers and claims made thereunder.

    Adoption: 1977-04-26 | BHR-1977-R-7216

  12. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 8 of 1977 (Insurance) respecting the establishment of a Control Committee at the General Organization for Social Insurance.

    Adoption: 1977-02-14 | Date of entry into force: 1977-03-01 | BHR-1977-R-7215

  13. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 11 of 1977 respecting the definition and organisation of primary health care for workers in establishments employing more than 50 workers. - Order No. 11 of 1977

    Adoption: 1977-01-17 | BHR-1977-R-7183

  14. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 1 of 1977 (Insurance) permitting Aluminium Bahrain Company a reduction to 1:3 being the rate of contribution to insurance branch against employment accidents.

    Adoption: 1977-01-17 | BHR-1977-R-8088

  15. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 11 of 1977, with respect to the hours of work during the holy month of Ramadhan for non-Muslim workers - Order No. 11 of 1977

    Adoption: 1977 | BHR-1977-R-69839

    Made pursuant to the Labour Law for the Private Sector, 1976. Provides that the provisions limiting the hours of work during the holy month of Ramadhan do not apply to non-Muslim workers

  16. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 19 of 1976 (Insurance) with respect to permitting a reduction in the rate of contribution to insurance branch against employment accidents for Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited.

    Adoption: 1976-10-24 | BHR-1976-R-8086

  17. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 15 of 1976 to establish a committee to audit the accounts of private provident schemes established by employers.

    Adoption: 1976-10-14 | BHR-1976-R-7203

  18. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 9 of 1976 (Insurance) respecting records and file to be maintained by the employers subject to law on social insurance.

    Adoption: 1976-09-23 | Date of entry into force: 1976-10-01 | BHR-1976-R-7200

  19. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 10 of 1976 (Insurance) respecting funeral expenses grant.

    Adoption: 1976-09-23 | Date of entry into force: 1976-10-01 | BHR-1976-R-7202

  20. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 6 of 1976 (Insurance) respecting procedures involving executive measures pertaining to the branch of insurance against employment accidents.

    Adoption: 1976-09-04 | BHR-1976-R-7196

  21. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Amiri Decree-Law No. 27 of 1976 to amend sections 38 and 139 of the Social Insurance Law.

    Adoption: 1976-08-25 | BHR-1976-L-7192

  22. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 3 of 1976 (Insurance) respecting the effective application of the Law on Social Insurance in its first stage.

    Adoption: 1976-08-25 | BHR-1976-R-7249

  23. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial order No. 4/Insurance dated 25.08.76 with respect to the determination of the categories of the worker's wage subject to social insurance contribution and the payment of such contributions and the forms to be used.

    Adoption: 1976-08-25 | BHR-1976-R-46745

  24. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 4 of 1976 respecting the establishment of medical commissions and the functions thereof.

    Adoption: 1976-08-15 | Date of entry into force: 1976-08-15 | BHR-1976-R-7214

  25. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 20 of 1976 limiting days of feasts, seasons, other occasions and seasonal work on which workers may be required to work overtime - English translation

    Adoption: 1976-08-15 | BHR-1976-R-69836

  26. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Amiri Decree Law No. 11 of 1976 concerning the setting up of the High Council for Labour Services. - English translation

    Adoption: 1976-07-21 | Date of entry into force: 1976-07-21 | BHR-1976-L-56078

    The task of this tripartite Council shall be the promotion of social welfare of workers.

  27. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Amiri Decree Law to promulgate Law No. 24 of 1976 on Social Insurance. - English translation

    Adoption: 1976-06-29 | Date of entry into force: 1976-08-01 | BHR-1976-L-7240

  28. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 8 of 1976 by the Minister for Labour and Social Affairs presenting the functions of the sections and units of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

    Adoption: 1976-06-05 | BHR-1976-R-13928

  29. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Bahrain Penal Code, 1976.

    Adoption: 1976-03-20 | BHR-1976-L-61289

    Penal Code of Bahrain. Part I regulates application of code. Part II provides for criminal responsibility; Part III for punishment. Section 51 specifies modalities of capital punishment. Part IV deals with amnesty. Total amnesty shall be decided by law; special amnesty by Amiri Decree. Part V contains provisions relating to offences committed through publication. Part VI deals with violations. Also contains special section, which is divided nine Parts. Part I deals with offences affecting external state security, offences affecting internal state security, and with demonstrations and riots. Part II provides for crimes and duties of a public office, Part III for crimes against public authorities, Part IV for offences prejudicing pursuit of justice, Part V for crimes undermining confidence in the public, Part VI for offences of danger to the public, Part VII for offences affecting religion and the family, Part VIII for crimes committed against persons, and Part IX for offences against property.

  30. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order concerning the regulation of certain conditions of apprenticeship in establishments in the private sector - Order concerning apprenticeships

    Adoption: 1976 | BHR-1976-R-69834

    Made pursuant to the Labour Law for the Private Sector, 1976. Sets forth the conditions of employment for apprentices between 14 and 18 years of age. Includes provisions concerning hours of work, minimum wage, annual leave and sets forth the sectors and trades to whom the Order applies.

  31. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Amiri Decree No. 20 of 1975 concerning the establishment of the High Council for Vocational Training. - English translation

    Adoption: 1975-10-22 | BHR-1975-R-2727

    In particular, the Council, which is tripartite, is to undertake the planning and co-ordination of vocational training and to supervise its implementation.

  32. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Decree No. 1 of 1975 concerning the definition and specification of occupational diseases.

    Adoption: 1975-10-15 | Date of entry into force: 1975-10-01 | BHR-1975-R-29374

  33. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 13 of 1975 for the regulation of retirement pensions and gratuities for government employees and servants.

    Adoption: 1975-06-28 | BHR-1975-L-29173

  34. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Cooperative Societies Law No. 8 of 1972 - Act on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 1972 | BHR-1972-L-38636

    General provisions cover the definition of cooperatives, membership, and shares. It sets forth the establishment of cooperative societies, which include by-laws and registration. Sets up the General Assembly who consists of all members of the Society. Specifies that each Society shall have a Management Committee to follow up the preparation of reports and final accounts, and a supervisory Committee to control the functioning of the society's operations, by-laws and decisions of the General Meeting. Provisions are made for the distribution of surplus and the reserve fund. The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has the right to supervise all kinds of cooperatives through its inpectors as for example to stop the execution of any cooperative decision if it is against the cooperative law or cooperative principles. It finally deals with Secondary Societies, Cooperative Unions, as well as the liquidation and cancellation of cooperative societies.

  35. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Contract Law, 1969

    Adoption: 1969-11-15 | Date of entry into force: 1970-02-01 | BHR-1969-L-57201

    Establishes and consolidates the law governing contracts. Part One concerns the communication, acceptance and revocation of proposals. Establishes that the terms of contracts must come to the knowledge of the person to whom a contract is proposed and that acceptance must be clearly communicated to the proposer, be absolute and unqualified. Part Two governs contracts, voidable contracts and void agreements. Establishes that a contract is legitimate if is free of the use of coercion, undue influence, fraud, misrepresentation, or mistakes. Part Three concerns conditional contracts and regulates their enforcement. Part Four governs the performance of contracts. Provides for the time and place of performance, payments, obligations and contracts which need not be performed. Part Five governs certain relations resembling those created by contracts. Part Six provides for the consequences of breach of contract. Part Seven governs indemnities and guarantees. Part Eight concerns bailment. Part Nine governs agents. Provides for the appointment and authorities of agents. Regulates the appointment of sub-agents. Governs ratification. Part Ten repeals the Disposal of Found and Unclaimed Property Ordinance 1957.

  36. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Aliens (Immigration and Residence) Ordinance, 1965

    Adoption: 1965-07-01 | BHR-1965-R-57200

    Establishes regulations pertaining to immigration and residence in Bahrain. Sets the conditions under which landed immigrant status may be granted. Provides for the approval of residence permits. Establishes that the Labour Department is to issue permits with regard to authorization for aliens to work in Bahrain. Regulates the granting of leave. Governs appeals pertaining to immigration or residence decisions. Establishes the conditions under which aliens may be deported. Sets penalties for offences. Makes supplemental provisions.

  37. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Bahraini Citizenship Act (8/1963). - English Translation

    Adoption: 1963 | BHR-1963-L-83309

    Provides for the granting and cancellation of citizenship.

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