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  1. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 13 of 2016 amending some provisions of Law No. 26 of 2005 with respect to Political Societies. - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2016-06-16 | Date of entry into force: 2016-06-17 | BHR-2016-L-105494

    This Law amends Article 6(6) and Article 5 of Law No. 26 of 2005 with respect to Political Societies.

  2. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 12 of 2016 on medical examination certificates for migrant workers. - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2016-05-12 | Date of entry into force: 2016-05-13 | BHR-2016-R-105492

    Medical check certificates for migrant workers are issued by the private health institutions licensed by the National Health Regulatory Authority (“NHRA”). Private health institutions are required to notify the public health committees of the medical check results, who further notify the LMRA. The public health committees will observe and supervise the medical check results that are conducted by private health institutions and shall have the authority to request the files and medical records to ensure compliance with procedures stipulated by the Ministry of Health.

    If the private health institutions decide that an expat is unfit to work, or that he is carrying an infectious disease, the private health institution is required to notify the public health committees within 24 hours from the results date. In such event, the employer must ensure that the employee is taken to the public health committees for re-examination.

  3. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 24 of 2016 regarding list of allied health professions. - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2016-04-28 | Date of entry into force: 2016-04-29 | BHR-2016-R-105479

    This Order provides a list of allied health professions.

  4. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 12 of 2016 amending some provisions of Ministerial Order No. 24 of 2008 with respect to the entitlement standards for the disability allowance. - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2016-02-25 | Date of entry into force: 2016-02-26 | BHR-2016-R-105477

    This Order amends Article (3)(1) and Article (4)(3) of Ministerial Order No. 24 of 2008 with respect to the entitlement standards for the disability allowance.

  5. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 4 of 2016 approving the Accession to the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue of 1979. - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2016-02-18 | Date of entry into force: 2016-02-18 | BHR-2016-L-105478

    Kingdom of Bahrain approves the accession to the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue of 1979.

  6. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 2 of 2016 Ratifying the Protocol to amend the Tokyo Convention of 1963, on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed On Board Aircraft. - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2016-02-04 | Date of entry into force: 2016-02-05 | BHR-2016-L-105476

    Kingdom of Bahrain ratifies the Protocol to amend the Tokyo Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed On Board Aircraft 1963.

  7. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 37 of 2015 amending Article 110 of the Labour Law in the Private Sector Promulgated by Law No. 36 of 2012. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2015-12-31 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-01 | BHR-2015-L-101527

    The first paragraph of Article 110 of the Labour Law in the Private Sector Promulgated by Law No. 36 of 2012 amended as follows:

    "The employer may terminate the labour contract as a result of the total or partial closure of the establishment, the downsizing of its activities, the replacement of the production system by another in a way that affects the number of the workforce, provided the contract is only terminated following the notification of the Ministry of the reason of termination thirty days before the date of the notification of the worker of the termination.
    In case of partial closure, the contract of the Bahraini worker who is as competent and experienced as his foreign counterpart in the establishment shall not be terminated."

  8. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree Law No. 36 of 2015 on the Cessation of the retirement rights and benefits in case of withdrawing or losing Bahraini citizenship or naturalization of a foreign nationality without permission. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2015-10-08 | Date of entry into force: 2015-10-09 | BHR-2015-R-101622

    The Decree Law provides that anyone who withdraws or losses his Bahraini citizenship or naturalize of a foreign nationality without permission, shall no longer enjoy any of due retirement rights and benefits.

  9. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Decree Law No. 21 of 2015 concerning Private Health Institutions. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2015-08-20 | Date of entry into force: 2015-08-21 | BHR-2015-L-101715

    The Law provides: Licensing Categorizations and Requirements, Operational Standards and Malpractice Insurance Requirements, Responsibility of Private Health Clinics Licence Holder, Operational Aspects, Premises, Requirements, Malpractice and Professional Liability, Insurance, Advertising Standard, Supervision of Private Health Institutions, NHRA Quality Assessment and Control, Inspection and Judicial Officer, Establishment of the Accountability Committee, Emergency Measures, Penalties, Leniency Measures for First Time Offenders.
    Repeals Law No. 23 of 1986 relating to Private Hospitals

  10. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 18 of 2015 amending Article (6) of Law No. 19 of 2006 Regulating the Labour Market. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2015-08-13 | Date of entry into force: 2015-09-13 | BHR-2015-L-101608

    The Law amends Article 6(A) of Law No. 19 of 2006 Regulating the Labour Market, that comprise the members of the Authority Board of Directors.

  11. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 19 of 2015 amending Article (5) of Law No. 57 of 2006 Establishing the Labour Fund. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2015-08-13 | Date of entry into force: 2015-09-13 | BHR-2015-L-101609

    The Law amends Article 5(A) of Law No. 57 of 2006 Establishing the Labour Fund, regarding the establishment of the Fund's Board of Directors.

  12. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 17 of 2015 concerning Protection against Domestic Violence. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2015-08-13 | Date of entry into force: 2015-08-14 | BHR-2015-L-101717

    Chapter I: General Provisions.
    Chapter II: Family Counseling Department.
    Chapter III: Domestic Violence Protection Measures.
    Chapter IV: Sanctions.

  13. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 15 of 2015 amending Article 38 of Law No. 24 of 1976 on Social Insurance. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2015-07-30 | Date of entry into force: 2015-08-30 | BHR-2015-L-101716

    The Law provides that clauses 9, 10 & 11 shall be added to the first paragraph of Article 38 of Law No. 24 of 1976 on Social Insurance as follows:

    "9- If five years have elapsed since the end of the service of the insured.
    10- If the insured is eligible to a retirement pension according to any other retirement system.
    11- If one year has elapsed since the insured began to practice a commercial activity or freelance vocation after the end of service".

  14. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 12 of 2015 approving the Kingdom's ratification of the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention for the Safety of life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS). - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2015-07-16 | Date of entry into force: 2015-07-17 | BHR-2015-L-101719

    Approves the Kingdom's access to the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention for the Safety of life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS).

  15. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 10 of 2015 amending Article 320 of Law No. 15 of 1976 on the Penal Code. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2015-07-16 | Date of entry into force: 2015-07-17 | BHR-2015-L-101739

    Toughening punishment for anyone who exposes a child below seven years old or a person incapable of protecting himself for health or mental reasons to danger. They would face three months jail and/or a fine of BD100 ($263).

    Anyone who forces someone to commit such acts will also face the same penalties.

    Violators will be sentenced to a minimum of one year in prison, if the crime is committed in a place empty of people.

  16. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 5 of 2015 approving the kingdom's adoption of the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, signed in London on 11 November, 1988. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2015-06-25 | Date of entry into force: 2015-06-26 | BHR-2015-L-101718

    Approves the kingdom's adoption of the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, signed in London on 11 November, 1988.

  17. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree Law No. 67 of 2014 amending Article No. 22 of Law No. 13 of 1975 concerning the regulation of retirement pensions and gratuities for government employees. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-12-04 | Date of entry into force: 2014-12-05 | BHR-2014-R-98471

    Article 22 of Law No. 13 of 1975 concerning the regulation of retirement pensions and gratuities for government employees, replaced by a new paragraph.

  18. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 60 of 2014 concerning Information Technology Crimes. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-10-09 | Date of entry into force: 2014-11-09 | BHR-2014-L-98472

    Preliminary Chapter.
    Chapter I: Criminal Sanctions on Information Technology Crimes.
    Chapter II: Information Technology Related Crimes.
    Chapter III: Miscellaneous Provisions.

  19. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 38 of 2014 With Respect to Determine and Regulate Necessary Services and Precautions for the Protection of Workers from Mechanical Hazards in the Workplace. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-10-09 | Date of entry into force: 2014-10-10 | BHR-2014-R-98521

    Establishes safety provisions with respect to Mechanical Hazards. Establishes the responsibility of employers to make the necessary safety precautions. Covers safety precautions when working with: Mechanical vehicles,Woodworking Machines,Automatic Saws and Grinding Equipment,Welding Works and Mechanical Vehicles Maintenance Works.
    Moreover, It covers safety precaution from the dangers of: Sparks, Shrapnel,Sharp objects,Dusts and Steam.

  20. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 61 of 2014 concerning the Compensation Fund for Vehicle Accidents Victims. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-10-09 | Date of entry into force: 2014-10-10 | BHR-2014-L-98522

    Chapter I: Definitions and General Provisions.
    Chapter II: The Fund Objectives.
    Chapter III: The Fund Administration.
    Chapter IV: The Fund Financials.
    Chapter V: The Compensation Applications.
    Chapter VI: Sanctions.
    Chapter VII: Final Provisions.

  21. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 54 of 2014 Approving the Unified Law (Regulation) of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for the Arab States on the Control of Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-10-02 | Date of entry into force: 2014-10-03 | BHR-2014-L-98523

    Chapter I: Definitions and the Law Objectives.
    Chapter II: Regulating and Controlling Materials,Equipments and Products that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
    Chapter III: Penalties and Sanctions.
    Chapter VI: General Provisions.

  22. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 59 of 2014 amending Article 5 of Law No. 74 of 2006 on the Welfare, Rehabilitation and Employment of Persons with Disabilities. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-10-02 | Date of entry into force: 2014-10-03 | BHR-2014-L-98524

    New paragraphs added to Article 5 of Law No. 74 of 2006 on the Welfare, Rehabilitation and Employment of Persons with Disabilities, which provides that disabled employee or person caring for disabled relative (first degree relative), are entitled to two paid rest hours.

  23. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 57 of 2014 amending Law No. 14 of 2002 on exercising political rights. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-09-22 | Date of entry into force: 2014-09-23 | BHR-2014-L-99728

    Article 8 (2) and Article 22 of Law No. 14 of 2002 on exercising political rights are amended and replaced by a new paragraphs.

  24. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 40 of 2014 amending some provisions of Law No. 19 of 2006 Regulating the Labour Market. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-09-11 | Date of entry into force: 2014-10-11 | BHR-2014-L-99729

    A new paragraph (c) added to Article 23 of Law No. 19 of 2006 Regulating the Labour Market.
    Replaces the phrase "paragraphs (b) and (c) and (d)", in Article 36 (a) of Law No. 19 of 2006 Regulating the Labour Market, by the phrase "paragraphs (b) and (c)".

  25. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 43 of 2014 amends Legislative Decree No. 78 of 2006 with respect to Insurance Against Unemployment. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-09-11 | Date of entry into force: 2014-09-12 | BHR-2014-L-99730

    Article 33 (1) of the Legislative Decree No. 78 of 2006 with respect to Insurance Against Unemployment, replaced by a new paragraph.

  26. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 33 of 2014 amends Law No. 3 of 2008 regarding the General Authority of Social Insurance. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-08-28 | Date of entry into force: 2014-08-29 | BHR-2014-L-99731

    Article 4 of Law No. 3 of 2008 regarding the General Authority of Social Insurance, replaced by a new paragraph.

  27. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 34 of 2014 amending some provisions of Law No. 26 of 2005 with respect to Political Societies. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-08-28 | Date of entry into force: 2014-08-29 | BHR-2014-L-99732

    Article 5(2), Article 6 (4)(f), first paragraph of Article 8, Article 9, second paragraph of Article 15, Article 16, first paragraph of Article 22, first paragraph of Article 23 of Law No. 26 of 2005 with respect to Political Societies are amended and replaced by a new paragraphs.

  28. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 35 of 2014 amending some provisions of the Legislative Decree No. 23 of 1982 promulgating the Maritime Law. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-08-28 | Date of entry into force: 2014-08-29 | BHR-2014-L-99733

    This Law replaces Article 2 (4), Article 8 (2), Article 44, Article 117 (3) and Article 296 of the Legislative Decree No. 23 of 1982 promulgating the Maritime Law.
    Adds a new paragraph to Article 187 of the Legislative Decree No. 23 of 1982 promulgating the Maritime Law.

  29. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 28 of 2014 Concerning Determination and Regulation of Necessary Services and Precautions for the Protection of Workers From the Hazards of Steam Boilers, Steam Containers and Air Receivers. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-08-07 | Date of entry into force: 2014-08-08 | BHR-2014-R-99734

    Determines and regulates specific safety provisions with respect to steam boilers, steam containers and air receivers. Sets the safe working pressure of such devices. Provides for the examination of such equipment and governs the certification that the equipment is deemed safe.

  30. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 21 of 2014 amending some provisions of Law No. 8 of 1963 on Bahraini Citizenship. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-07-24 | Date of entry into force: 2014-07-25 | BHR-2014-L-99757

    Article 1: Article 8, Article 9(1), Article 10, Article 11 of Law No. 8 of 1963 on Bahraini Citizenship, are amended and replaced by a new paragraphs.
    Article 2: New paragraphs added to Article 11 (1)(bis) and 2(bis) of Law No. 8 of 1963 on Bahraini Citizenship.

  31. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 25 of 2014 determining the procedures and rules governing professional apprenticeship. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-07-24 | Date of entry into force: 2014-07-25 | BHR-2014-R-99758

    A professional apprentice shall be deemed to be every person who concludes a contract with an employer for the purpose of learning a craft, occupation or industry for a definite period of time during which the apprentice shall work under the supervision or management of the employer in return for a compensation or wage.

  32. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 15 of 2014 with Respect to Determining and Regulating the Necessary Services and Precautions for the Protecting of Workers During Work From the Hazards of Highly Flammable Liquids, Gas and Chemical Substances. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-06-19 | Date of entry into force: 2014-06-20 | BHR-2014-R-99756

    Regulates safety precautions in order to protect workers from hazards arising from handling solid, liquid, gas and chemical substances.

  33. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 4 of 2014 on Regulating Work Permits for Domestic Workers And Those that fall under this category. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-04-24 | Date of entry into force: 2014-04-25 | BHR-2014-R-99755

    Article 3: The conditions for granting work permits.
    Article 7: The employer commitments.
    Article 8: The employee commitments.
    Article 10: The duration of the work permit.
    Article 11: The work permit expiration.

  34. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 9 of 2014 protecting workers from natural hazards. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-03-27 | Date of entry into force: 2014-03-28 | BHR-2014-L-99754

    This Law determines and regulates the worker's safety and health as a result of a natural hazard or damage such as heat, humidity, cold, noise, dangerous and harmful radiations, quakes or the high or low atmospheric pressure in the workplace.

  35. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 3 of 2014 regulating and licensing of Manpower Agencies. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-03-13 | Date of entry into force: 2014-03-14 | BHR-2014-R-99739

    This Order provides the conditions for obtaining a manpower agency license, the applicant commitments for establishing his manpower office and the license expiration.

  36. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 5 of 2014 With Respect to Determining and Regulating the Services and Precautions for Protecting the Workers From the Dangers of Work on Lifting Equipment. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-02-13 | Date of entry into force: 2014-05-13 | BHR-2014-R-99735

    Establishes safety provisions with respect to work involving lifting equipment. Requires employers to acquaint workers with the hazards of using lifting equipment and with the precautions to be taken for protection.

  37. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 4 of 2014 on Determining and Regulating the Services and Precautions for Protecting the Workers From the Hazards of Construction, Building and Civil Engineering Works. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-02-13 | Date of entry into force: 2014-05-13 | BHR-2014-R-99738

    Determines and Regulates the Services and Precautions for Protecting the Workers From the Hazards of Construction, Building and Civil Engineering Works.

  38. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 1 of 2014 regulating and Licensing of Recruitment Offices. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-01-23 | Date of entry into force: 2014-01-24 | BHR-2014-R-99726

    Article 1: Definitions.
    Article 2: The conditions for licensing of recruitment offices.
    Article 5: The licensed recruitment offices commitments.
    Article 6: The recruitment offices must provide for domestic workers adequate temporary accommodation with proper facilities with a female supervisor until they move to their allocated accommodation.
    Article 8: The license expiration.

  39. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 2 of 2014 regulating Expatriate Business Owners providing Professional Services. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-01-23 | Date of entry into force: 2014-01-24 | BHR-2014-R-99727

    Article 1: Definitions.
    Article 3: The expatriate business owner permit requirements.
    Article 6: Expatriate business owner commitments.
    Article 10: The permit expiration.

  40. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 67 of 2013 amending Order No. 26 of 2008 concerning the fees that are imposed on employers for work permits and for the renewal of residence permits for family members of migrant workers and on foreign employers. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-10-10 | Date of entry into force: 2013-09-01 | BHR-2013-R-95215

    An additional phrase added to the end of Article (1) of Order No. 26 of 2008 concerning the fees that are imposed on employers for work permits and for the renewal of residence permits for family members of migrant workers and on foreign employers,provides as follows: " Granting the employer a monthly 5 (BD) discount on the fees that are paid for the first five employees".

  41. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 31 of 2013 amending the regulation of communications between local political societies, and foreign parties or political organizations. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-09-05 | Date of entry into force: 2013-09-03 | BHR-2013-R-95197

    An Additional Article No. 3 is added after Article No. 3 of the Ministerial Order No. 4 of 2005 regulating the communications between local political societies, and foreign parties or political organizations. It Provides as follows:
    "All communications between political societies and diplomatic missions and consulates in the Kingdom of Bahrain and representatives of foreign governments have to be coordinated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and in the presence of one of its own representatives or any other official entrusted to do so.
    Moreover, any political society wishing to make such contacts shall notify the Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs at least three days in advance, which in turn will coordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The same rules apply to communications of political societies with any foreign political organizations abroad".

  42. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 7 of 2013 Establishing the Nursing and Midwifery Committee. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-09-05 | Date of entry into force: 2013-09-06 | BHR-2013-R-95205

    This Order establishes, composes,specifies the functions and specialization of the nursing and midwifery committee.

  43. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 4 of 2013 amending some provisions of Order No. 76 of 2008 with respect to regulating work permits of foreigners other than domestic workers. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-08-15 | Date of entry into force: 2013-08-16 | BHR-2013-R-95193

    Article 10 and Article 13(b) of Order No. 76 of 2008 concerning regulating work permits of foreigners other than domestic workers are replaced and amended as follows:

    Article 10: "A work permit will be valid for a period of 2 years from the date of arrival of the foreign worker into the Kingdom of Bahrain or date of payment of the fees as the case may be, the work permit may be at the request of the employer limited to a period of one year for half the associated price. The LMRA may renew the work permit if requested by the employer for another 6 months for the associated price at the end of the first year of employment. In all cases the work permit may be renewed for a duration or any other durations as per the requirement of the employer or his authorized person in a format issued by the LMRA for this purpose, manually or online , not exceeding 180 days prior to the expiry of the work permit. The renewal request must include all information and accompanied by the documents in the requested format and should meet the terms and conditions of Article 2 of this Order.".

    Article 13(b): "The termination of the work permit as the request of the employer or the desertion of the employee from work in violation of the work permit, the LMRA must inform the employer or his authorized person of the decision and the reason to terminate allowing the employer 2 days time from receipt of the notification to respond . If after scrutinizing the response there is no ground for retaining the work permit the LMRA will proceed to terminate it and inform the employer or the authorized person of its decision immediately.
    The concerned person can file a grievance against the LMRA decision at the office of the LMRA Chief Executive Officer in line with article 33 of the decree regulating the LMRA. All notification and responses mentioned afore may be done through the postal service or by electronic means.".

  44. Bahrain - - Law, Act

    Law No. 18 of 2013 Amending Law No. 18 of 2006 Concerning Social Insurance. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-07-25 | Date of entry into force: 2013-07-26 | BHR-2013-L-95437

    Section 9 of Law No. 18 of 2006 concerning the Social Insurance is amended and replaced as follows:
    "under no circumstances shall a monthly social assistance be less than 70 (BD) per single person, 120(BD) for a family of two, and, 25 (BD)per individual member of a family of more than two".

  45. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 1 of 2013 regulating Employers' Records. - Legislation on-line in Arabic Legislation on-line in English

    Adoption: 2013-07-18 | Date of entry into force: 2013-07-19 | BHR-2013-R-95436

    All business Proprietors who employ expatriate workers must hold a record dedicated to expatriate workers and log in it the following:

    1. Name of worker, nationality, Date of birth,qualifications, job description or profession Place of residence and all information related to his identity.
    2. Nature and type of work for which they are designated.
    3. Date of arrival in the Kingdom at the start of employment.
    4. Duration of work permit.
    5. Duration of work contract, if specified.
    6. The wage agreed on, payment mode and payment due date and all financial and in-kind benefits, employee's bank account number to deposit the wages in, and the Business proprietor's bank account details.
    7. Any licenses obtained from concerned authorities, if the expatriate worker practices a profession that requires a specific license.
    8. Any changes that may occur to the employment relationship that would affect the rights and obligations of either party, or the continuity of the employment relationship.

  46. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 32 of 2013 regulating occupations in which it is prohibited from employing women. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-06-27 | Date of entry into force: 2013-06-28 | BHR-2013-R-95435

    Provides a list of occupations for which women may not be employed, these occupations are as follows:
    - underground work;
    - work involving exposure to high temperature;
    - work requiring great or continuous physical efforts;
    - work involving exposure to dangerous vibrations; and
    - work involving use or manufacturing of lead.
    Moreover, this Order Provides a list of occupations for which pregnant women may not be employed. These occupations are as follows:
    - occupations involving exposure to atomic or nuclear radiation or to X-rays;
    - work which might expose woman worker to benzene smoke;
    - work which exposes women to teratogenic substances; and
    - work involving exposure to aniline dyes, carbon sulphate in the manufacture of silk or cellophane, hydrocarbons in oil refining, mercury, phosphorus, nitro-benzols, manganese, cadmium and beryllium.

  47. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 23 of 2013 determining the cases, circumstances and any other conditions, governing the employment of minors, and determining the occupations, industries and dangerous and hazardous works in which minors may not be employed or which may be harmful to their health, safety or ethical behavior in accordance with the various age stages. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-06-13 | Date of entry into force: 2013-06-14 | BHR-2013-R-95260

    Determines the occupations, industries and dangerous and hazardous works in and for which it prohibited to employ young workers under the age of 18 years and child workers under the age of 16 years.

  48. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 24 of 2013 reducing the maximum working hours for certain categories of workers, industries or jobs as required. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-06-13 | Date of entry into force: 2013-06-14 | BHR-2013-R-95285

    Reduces by at least one hour the daily working hours for certain industries, jobs and for workers with special needs and those who suffers from Sickle Cell Anemia (ALSCALR).

  49. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 25 of 2013 determining the occupations for which workers may be present at the workplace for more than eleven hours a day. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-06-13 | Date of entry into force: 2013-06-14 | BHR-2013-R-95290

    Determines the occupations for which workers may be present at the workplace for more than eleven hours a day. Working hours are not to exceed a maximum of twelve hours per day.

  50. Bahrain - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 27 of 2013 determining the jobs or cases which, for technical reasons or due to working circumstances, require the continuance of work without a rest period and determining the difficult or arduous works in which a worker is entitled to a rest period calculated as part of the effective working hours. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-06-13 | Date of entry into force: 2013-06-14 | BHR-2013-R-95296

    Determines the works or cases which, for technical reasons or for circumstances of the work, require the continuance of work without a rest period.
    Moreover, workers who works in arduous and difficult conditions are entitled to a one hour rest period calculated as part of the effective working hours.

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