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  1. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Regulations for the investment of Social Security Funds, Law No. 69 of 2001.

    Adoption: 2001-08-28 | Date of entry into force: 2001-08-28 | JOR-2001-L-60217

    Issued in implementation of Article 76 of the Social Security Law No. 19 of 2001.The Regulations provide for the creation, within the Social Security Institution, of a Special Investment Unit charged with investing social security funds. The Unit may cooperate with national and international financial consultancy firms.

  2. Jordan - - International agreement

    Accord de coopération dans le domaine de l'apprentissage et de la formation professionnelle entre le Gouvernement de la République algérienne démocratique et populaire et le Gouvernement du Royaume hachémite de Jordanie, signé à Alger le 25 juin 2001. - JO du 5 mai 2004

    Adoption: 2001-06-25 | INT-2001-IA-67498

    Ratifié par le décret présidentiel algérien n° 04-142 du 28 avril 2004.

  3. Jordan - - Law, Act

    The Social Security Law (No. 19 of 2001). - Draft law on-line in English

    Adoption: 2001-05-01 | Date of entry into force: 2001-05-31 | JOR-2001-L-59599

    This Law has been replaced by the Social Security Temporary Law (Law No. 7 of 2010). However, some of its provisions remain in force with respect to the following (articles noted at the beginning are those in Law No. 7 of 2010):
    - Article 77: "Despite what has been mentioned in Article (108) of this law, the application of Social Security provision No. (19) for year 2001 shall be continued on the insured soldier with the observance of provisions of sub-paragraphs (b), (c), (d), (e), (f ) and (g) of this article...In case the insured soldier was entitled to an aged pension allocated in accordance with the provisions of both Articles (42) and (43) or a pension allocated in accordance with the provisions of the Article (44) of SSL No. (19) for the year 2001, disability pension allocated to him/her in accordance with the provisions of Military Retirement Law, and Military Medical Committees system, shall be added to the retirement pension allocated to him/her."
    - Article 78: "Despite any other provisions, private fund contributions may be deducted from the retirement pensions, or disability pensions or due sums of money for the insured soldier, or his/her beneficiaries, as well as debts specific to the Jordanian Armed Forces, and Security Corps, with the observance of the determined priorities in accordance with the provisions of Article (65) of SSL No. (19) for the year 2001."
    - Article 106: "provisions of Article (42), sub-paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d) of Article (43), and Article (44) of the SSL No. (19) for the year 2001 and its amendments, shall remain valid for the insured who fulfills the eligibility conditions for entitlement to the aged pension before 1/1/2011, and the insured whose number of contributions are no less than 216 actual contributions for males and 180 actual contributions for females by that date even if he/she continues to be covered by the provisions of this law after that date."

    This Law provides for the establishment of the General Social Security Institution which should provide social insurance for all workers under sixteen with certain exceptions (seafarers, domestic servants, agricultural workers). The major chapters in the Law are the following: Labour Injuries and Occupational Diseases, Old Age, Disability and Death Benefits. Four lists are appended to the text: List of Occupational Diseases, List of Labour Injuries, List of sums due for the inclusion of past services, and List of shares in pensions or compensations.

  4. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Agricultural Engineers Pension and Benefits Scheme Regulations No. 3 of 2001.

    Adoption: 2001-01-31 | Date of entry into force: 2001-01-31 | JOR-2001-R-59593

    Establishes a pension and benefits scheme for agricultural engineers in Jordan and spells out the rules by which it should be governed.

  5. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Arbitration Law (No. 31 of 2001). - Law on-line in English

    Adoption: 2001 | JOR-2001-L-63091

    Comprehensive legislation on arbitration, based on UNCITRAL Model Law of 1985 on International Commercial Arbitration. Divided into 7 parts. Part 1 contains general provisions and definitions. Part 2 provides for arbitration agreement; Part 3 for arbitration tribunal. Part 4 regulates arbitration proceedings. Parts 5-7 deal with arbitral award and termination of proceedings. Repeals Law on Arbitration of 1953 (No. 18).

  6. Jordan - - Law, Act

    The Civil Status Law No. 9 of 2001.

    Adoption: 2000-03-18 | Date of entry into force: 2000-03-18 | JOR-2000-L-59594

    Regulates the registration of births and deaths as well as that of foundlings. It also regulates the granting of identification and family cards. Article 57a provides that for the purposes of this law the head of family shall be the father or widow or widows (each in respect of her children) or the oldest unmarried child. The Director of the Civil Register may designate a head of family in cases not provided for in the article.

  7. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations Amending the Work Permit Regulations for non-Jordanian Workers.

    Adoption: 2000-01-16 | Date of entry into force: 2000-01-16 | JOR-2000-R-59590

    The regulations amend Regulations No. 36 of 1997 and prescribe the fees to be paid by employers for the issue or renewal of the work permits of their employees.

  8. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations Amending the Work Permit Regulations for Non-Jordanian Workers.

    Adoption: 2000-01-16 | JOR-2000-R-59591

    The Regulations amend the fees provided for in article 2 of Regulations No. 36 on Work Permits for Non-Jordanians.

  9. Jordan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Instructions Amending the Fee-charging Employment Agencies Regulations of 1999.

    Adoption: 2000-01-16 | Date of entry into force: 2000-01-16 | JOR-2000-R-59592

    The new Regulations amend article 2(a) of the Regulations of 1999 and provide that private employment agencies may charge fees from workers they help to place as follows: 5 per cent of the wage value of the contract concluded between the employer and the assisted worker. This percentage should be reduced by 1 per cent with every new contract. For purposes of calculating these percentages contract periods must not exceed 12 months each.

  10. Jordan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Instructions regarding the fees paid to employment service offices.

    Adoption: 1999-08-01 | JOR-1999-M-70544

  11. Jordan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Instructions regarding the initial medical test for employees working in establishments, in accordance with Art. 3 of the Regulation No. 42 of 1998 on Preventive Medical Care and Treatment of Employees in Establishments - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999-06-01 | JOR-1999-M-70520

  12. Jordan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Instructions regarding the periodical medical test for employees in establishments. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999-06-01 | JOR-1999-M-70543

    Employers are obliged to establish periodical medical tests for workers.

  13. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 21 of 1999 concerning private employment offices. Issued in accordance with Art. 10(b) of the Labour Code, No. 8 of 1996. - Regulations On-line in English

    Adoption: 1999-05-15 | JOR-1999-R-70515

  14. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 11 of 1999 amending the Labour Code. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999-03-09 | Date of entry into force: 1999-04-01 | JOR-1999-L-98874

  15. Jordan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Instructions for the conditions and procedures of bringing in and employing non-Jordanian employees. Issued in accordance with Art. 3 of the Regulations No. 36 of 1997 concerning work permit fees for non-Jordanian workers - English translation

    Adoption: 1999-02-01 | JOR-1999-M-70518

    Sets out the application procedures that an employer must undertake in order to employ a foreign worker. Includes the obligation to send in to the Ministry of Labour, inter alia, a copy of the employment contract and medical examination results. If the employer wishes to renew the work permit, he or she must do so one month before it expires.

  16. Jordan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Instructions regarding how to register collective work agreements, joining them and drawing out photocopies. Issued in accordance with Art.44 of the Labour Code, No. 8 of 1996.

    Adoption: 1999-02-01 | JOR-1999-M-70519

    Provides that the original copy of the collective agreement is to be kept at the Ministry of Labour. Employers and workers who wish to sign up to the collective agreement must apply in writing to the Ministry.

  17. Jordan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision issued by the Minister of Labour regarding the records and books that each labour union must prepare.

    Adoption: 1999-02-01 | JOR-1999-M-70554

  18. Jordan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision issued by the Minister of Labour regarding the classification of professions or vocations and industries to which employees are attributed to establish a union.

    Adoption: 1999 | Date of entry into force: 1999 | JOR-1999-M-70555

  19. Jordan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Instructions for the Conditions and Procedures of Bringing and Employing Non-Jordanian Workers in the Qualified Industrial Zones. - English translation

    Adoption: 1999 | JOR-1999-M-77877

    Deals with the procedures for recruiting foreign workers in economic activities that exists within qualified industrial zone, whose products are qualified and on which the provisions of the Law of Investment Promotion are applicable.

  20. Jordan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Instructions concerning sectors subject to the provisions of the Regulation of Forming Committees and Supervisors for Safety and Vocational Health of 1998. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998-09-16 | JOR-1998-M-70516

  21. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 12 of 1998 amending the Labour Code. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998-09-01 | JOR-1998-L-98875

  22. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 42 of 1998 on Preventive Medical Care and Treatment of Employees in Establishments. Issued in accordance with Art. 85(b) of Labour Code, No. 8 of 1996. - Regulations On-line in English

    Adoption: 1998-08-01 | JOR-1998-R-70512

    Provides that employers must ensure that workers undergo a medical examination before starting a job to ensure that they are physically able to do the work required. They may also establish periodic examinations. The results are to be kept in a special medical file for each worker. The employer is also obliged to inform the worker of the risks associated with the job. The regulation also provides for the establishment of medical services in all enterprises.

  23. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 43 of 1998 concerning the Protection and Safety of Tools and Industrial Machines and Workplaces. Issued in accordance with Art. 85(c) of Labour Code, No. 8 of 1996. - Regulations On-line in English

    Adoption: 1998-08-01 | JOR-1998-R-70513

    Regulates the safety and health issues related to machinery, electricity and chemicals.

  24. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 44 of 1998 concerning organizing the Affairs of the General Federation of Labourers Unions and Vocational Unions. Issued in accordance with Art. 110(c) of the Labour Code, No. 8 of 1996. - Regulations On-line in English

    Adoption: 1998-08-01 | JOR-1998-R-70514

  25. Jordan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Instructions concerning the protection of employees and establishments from dangers in the work environment. Issued in accordance with the provisions of Art. 79 of the Labour Code, No. 8 of 1996. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998-06-16 | JOR-1998-M-70517

    Provides for the protection of workers against hazards in the work place through the provision of personal safety equipment and includes tables on the maximum weights to be lifted acording to age and sex and exposure limits for noise levels. It also regulates the provision of rest rooms, changing rooms and eating facilities as well as medical examinations.

  26. Jordan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision issued by the Minister of Labour regarding the level of direction for occupational safety and health training of 1998.

    Adoption: 1998-04-16 | JOR-1998-M-70552

    Regulates the institute where occupational safety and health supervisors are to receive training as well as the criteria for the training.

  27. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 7 of 1998 on Regulation of Forming Committees and Supervisors of Occupational Safety and Health No. (7) Of the Year 1998. Issued by virtue of Art. 85 of Labour Code, No. 8 of 1996. - Regulations On-line

    Adoption: 1998-02-16 | JOR-1998-R-70510

    Establishes occupational safety and health committees and supervisors in enterprises with over 50 workers in the sectors specified by the Ministry of Labour.

  28. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 8 of 1998 on Conditions and Procedures of Strikes and Lock-outs. - Regulations On-line

    Adoption: 1998-01-04 | JOR-1998-R-70511

    Issued in accordance with Article No. 123 and 140 of the Labour Law No. 8 of 1996. Regulates the manner in which notice of strikes and closures are to be given.

  29. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 43 of 1997 to amend the Reward and Compensation Regulations and the Fund for Savings of the Officials of the Jordanian University.

    Adoption: 1997-08-19 | Date of entry into force: 1997-09-01 | JOR-1997-R-48325

    Shall be read with Regulations No. 27 of 1964, as amended, and shall be referred to as the Original Regulations. Amends article 4, paragraph (a) of the Original Regulations.

  30. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 39 of 1997 to encourage investment by non-Jordanians.

    Adoption: 1997-07-19 | Date of entry into force: 1997-09-01 | JOR-1997-R-48324

    Repeals Regulations No. 1 of 1996, to encourage investment by non-Jordanians.

  31. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Temporary Law No. 28 of 1997 to amend the Law on Social and Economic Establishment for Pensioners in the Armed Forces.

    Adoption: 1997-07-12 | Date of entry into force: 1997-08-16 | JOR-1997-L-48326

    This Act shall be called the Act Amending the Social and Economic Establishment for Pensioners in the Armed Forces of 1997, and shall be read with Act No. 26 of 1997 to be referred to as the Original Act, as amended.

  32. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 36 of 1997 concerning work permit fees for non-Jordanian workers, issued under Article 12 of the Labour Code, Law No. 8 of 1996. - Regulations On-line

    Adoption: 1997-06-28 | Date of entry into force: 1997-08-02 | JOR-1997-R-48323

    Provides for the fees to be paid by the employer for the issuance of work permits, their renewal for one year or less, as follows: 300 JD for a non-Arab worker in all sectors except for agricultural workers and nurses, 100 JD for an Arab worker in all sectors except for agricultural workers and nurses, 50 JD for a non-Arab worker in the agricultural and nursing sectors, 50 JD for a non-Arab worker in the nursing sector, and 10 JD for an Arab worker in the agricultural sector.

  33. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations amending the 1997 Regulations on the Cost of Living Allowances for Pensioners.

    Adoption: 1997-05-17 | Date of entry into force: 1997-06-01 | JOR-1997-R-48330

    Amends article 4 of the original regulations (published in the Official Gazette No. 2987 of 16 February 1981) by adding a new paragraph (e) providing for a monthly allowance of not more than 100 Dinars for any military pensioner whose daily life requires assistance.

  34. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 33 of 1997 concering the Officials in the Jordanian University, issued under Article 120 of the Constitution.

    Adoption: 1997-05-06 | Date of entry into force: 1997-07-16 | JOR-1997-R-48328

  35. Jordan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision issued by the Minister of Labour regarding work and times in which women are not allowed to work, 1997.

    Adoption: 1997-04-30 | JOR-1997-M-70550

    Prohibits the employment of women in certain sectors and for certain tasks (e.g. mines and shipping/dock sector, foundry work, making mirrors using mercury, handling of explosives, mineral welding, exposure to lead, making electrical batteries, pitch, rubber). In addition, pregnant women are prohibited from working in jobs where they risk being exposed to X-rays, oil and petrol derivatives and other substances, which risk deforming the foetus. In principle, women are not allowed to work between 8pm and 6am. Exceptions to this rule include, inter alia, work in hotels, restaurants, airports, hospitals, and accounting where there are annual audits to do.

  36. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 28 of 1997 to amend the Health Insurance System for the Jordanian Armed Forces.

    Adoption: 1997-04-22 | Date of entry into force: 1997-06-01 | JOR-1997-R-48329

    This Regulations shall be read with Regulations No. 127 of 1973 as amended. It repeals the definition of the term "officer" and replaces it by "any person who obtains the rank of an officer by an Order from the King." This includes officers, first lieutenants and lieutenants. It also repeals paragraph "b" of article 5 of Regulations No. 127 of 1973.

  37. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 19 of 1997 concerning the General Federation of Jordanian Agricultural Workers.

    Adoption: 1997-04-15 | Date of entry into force: 1997-05-15 | JOR-1997-L-46976

    Defines inter alia the competent Minister, the Federation, the Board of Directors of the Federation, the President of the Board of Directors, the Director of the Federation, the Branch of the Federation, and the Council of the Federation. Sets forth the aims of the Federation, its members, the conditions of membership, and the duties of the President and the Director referred to above.

  38. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Co-operative Law (No. 18 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-03-22 | JOR-1997-L-49565

    Establishes and provides for the administration of the Jordan Cooperative Institution, responsible for overseeing and promoting cooperative societies.Attached to the Law is the Cooperative Societies Charter 1998 which governs the registration and administration of cooperatives.

  39. Jordan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    1997 Instructions to amend the Instructions related to living subsidies for pensioners.

    Adoption: 1997-03-15 | Date of entry into force: 1995-05-01 | JOR-1997-M-46972

    To be read with the Instructions related to the living subsidies of pensioners published in the Official Gazette No. 2987 of 16 December 1981 as amended.

  40. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 20 of 1997 concerning the Administrative Regulation for the Ministry of Social Development promulgated under section 120 of the Constitution.

    Adoption: 1997-03-15 | Date of entry into force: 1997-04-15 | JOR-1997-R-46977

    Defines the terms the Ministry of Social Development, the Minister of Social Development, the Secretary General of the Ministry, the Directorates in the Governorates or Municipalities, and the Director of any Directorate. Also defines the objectives of the Ministry, provides that the Council of Ministers issue orders to define the policies on social labour and integral development in the Kingdom within the legislation in force. The Ministry is composed of a committee under the name of the Planning Committee which is presided over by the Minister.

  41. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Companies Code (Law No. 22 of 1997). - English translation

    Adoption: 1997-03-11 | Date of entry into force: 1997-05-15 | JOR-1997-L-48327

    Covers commercial companies, the manner of registering companies in the Kingdom and types of companies.

  42. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 11 of 1997 to amend the Law of the State Security Court.

    Adoption: 1997-02-25 | Date of entry into force: 1997-03-16 | JOR-1997-L-46978

    To be read with Act No. 17 of 1959 which is referred to as the original Act as amended. Provides for the amendment of section 3 of the original Act by adding two paragraphs concerning the crimes committed against public safety and those committed in violation of the provisions of paragraphs (a) and (b) of Act No. 34 of 1952 concerning Arms and Ammunition. It also provides for the amendment of section 8 concerning the period of time during which the Court is obliged to consider a case.

  43. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 12 of 1997 amending the Labour Code.

    Adoption: 1997-02-25 | Date of entry into force: 1997-03-16 | JOR-1997-L-46979

    Amends section 3 of the original Act by adding in the preamble "with due consideration of paragraph (g) of section 12 of this Act". Repeals paragraph (g) of section 12 of the original Act concerning the fees to be paid by employers for non-Jordanian workers.

  44. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 15 of 1997 to amend the Regulations to encourage non-Jordanians to invest in the Kingdom.

    Adoption: 1997-02-22 | Date of entry into force: 1997-03-16 | JOR-1997-R-46982

    Amends Regulations No. 1 of 1996.

  45. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 14 of 1997 to amend the unified benefits of officials.

    Adoption: 1997-02-06 | JOR-1997-R-46981

    To be read with Regulations No. 23 of 1988. Amends paragraph (c) of section 6 of the original Regulations by replacing the 90 per cent with 120 per cent.

  46. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of the Minister of Labour to establish committees to study the cases of termination or suspension of contracts of employment on the basis of the provisions of section 31 of the Labour Code No. 8 of 1996

    Adoption: 1997-02-01 | Date of entry into force: 1997-02-01 | JOR-1997-R-46974

    Establishes committees in each governorate where there is a Directorate for work and employment, so as to study the cases of termination of contracts of employment for undetermined periods or cases of suspending such contracts for economic or technical reasons as provided for in section 31 of the Labour Code, Act No. 8 of 1996.

  47. Jordan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision issued by the Ministry of Labour for forming investigating committees for terminating and suspending work contracts

    Adoption: 1997-02-01 | JOR-1997-M-70548

    Regulates the establishment of tripartite committees to investigate termination of contracts for an unlimited period of time due to economical and technical reasons. Their task shall be to verify that the correct procedure has been followed, to follow up on the reemployment of the workers and to ensure that workers' rights have been respected. Also regulates the powers of the committee.

  48. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 9 of 1997 to amend the Regulations concerning the Chambers of Commerce.

    Adoption: 1997-01-21 | Date of entry into force: 1997-03-16 | JOR-1997-R-46980

    To be read with Regulations No. 58 of 1961. Amends section 12 of the original Regulations concerning the election of the members of the chamber of commerce by order of the Minister of Industry and Commerce.

  49. Jordan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision issued by the Ministry of Labour regarding first aid kits for employees in establishments

    Adoption: 1997-01-16 | JOR-1997-M-70545

    Sets out the contents to be included in first aid kits for each establishment.

  50. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 11 of 1996 to amend the Penal Code.

    Adoption: 1996-12-17 | Date of entry into force: 1996-12-25 | JOR-1996-L-46969

    Amends section 421 of the Penal Code concerning penalties imposed on persons committing acts related to the issuance of cheques and their solvability.

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