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  1. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 12 of 2007 amending the Labour Code - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-02-20 | Date of entry into force: 2007-05-02 | JOR-2007-L-98871

    Article 1 provides that this law shall be read in conjunction with original Law No. 8 of 1996 and considered together as one Law. Amends Article 20 concerning intellectual property rights and Article 33 concerning redundancy payments.

  2. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 43 for the year 2007, Radiation Protection, and Nuclear Safety and Security Law. - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007 | JOR-2007-L-95211

    Establishes the Radiation and Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

  3. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 52 of 2006 on Protection of the Environment. - Legislation online in Arabic Legislation online in English

    Adoption: 2006-10-16 | Date of entry into force: 2006-10-16 | JOR-2006-L-98208

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

    Decision Issued By the Committee of Minimum Wages Determination, Issued by virtue of the Provisions of Article (52) of the Labour Code, No. 8 of 1996. - Decision on-line in English

    Adoption: 2006-04-30 | Date of entry into force: 2006-01-06 | JOR-2006-M-79114

    Sets the general minimum limit for the wages of the laborers inside the Kingdom.

  5. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 30 of 2006 amending the Labour Code. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2006-04-01 | Date of entry into force: 2006-05-16 | JOR-2006-L-98872

    Amends Art. 12 concerning migrant workers.

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

    Instructions for the Conditions and Procedures of Licensing and Organizing the Private Offices of Bringing and Employing Non-Jordanian Domestic Workers of the year 2006. - English translation

    Adoption: 2006 | JOR-2006-M-77878

    Establishes a Committee of the Affairs of the Private Offices of Brining and Employing non-Jordanian Domestic Workers which is to receive application and renew licences for recruitment agencies. Provides the procedures for applying for the licence as well as the authorizations to be given by the agency and the person employing the domestic worker. Also deals with responsibilities concerning arrival and departure of the worker as well as repatriation. Finally provides fees to be paid to the Ministry as well as fees to be provided by the house owner to the recruitment agency.

  7. Jordan - - International agreement

    Protocole de coopération dans le domaine de la main-d'oeuvre entre le gouvernement de la République algérienne démocratique et populaire et le gouvernement du Royaume hachémite de Jordanie, signé à Alger le 18 juillet 2004. - JO du 3 juillet 2005

    Adoption: 2004-07-18 | INT-2004-IA-71103

    Prévoit une coopération dans les domaines suivants:
    l'administration et l'organisation de l'emploi de la main-d'oeuvre; les législations relatives au travail ainsi que les expériences pilotes en matière de main-d'oeuvre.

    Ratifié, pour l'Algérie, par le décret présidentiel n° 05-238 du 23 juin 2005.

  8. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 11 of 2004 amending the Labour Code. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-03-02 | Date of entry into force: 2004-05-16 | JOR-2004-L-98873

  9. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 9 of 2004 on Prisons and Reinsertion Centres

    Adoption: 2004-01-20 | JOR-2004-L-70509

    Regulates the establishment and administration of prisons and reinsertion centres as well as the inspection of those centres. Articles 10 to 21 regulate how prisoners are to be treated during their detention and release. Prisoners have the right to contact a lawyer when necessary, consult their file, inform their families of the place where they are detained, correspond with family and friends, receive visits, practice a religion, contact a diplomatic representative of their country if they are foreigners and undertake studies or training. In addition, pregnant prisoners are to receive treatment appropriate to their condition and children, up to the age of three years, may stay with their mothers in prison. Prisoners condemned to death are to be isolated and put under surveillance day and night. The employment of prisoners is dealt with in article 21.
    The Act also regulates health and social protection of the prisoners; the establishment of the High Committee on Prisons and Reinsertion; as well as sanctions.

  10. Jordan - - International agreement

    Treaty between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Kingdom of Jordan on the transfer of social security benefits.

    Adoption: 2003-04-17 | INT-2003-IA-65509

  11. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation of Organizing the Private Offices of Bringing and Employing Non-Jordanian Domestic Workers No. (3) Of the Year 2003. - Regulations On-line in English

    Adoption: 2003-01-16 | Date of entry into force: 2003-01-16 | JOR-2003-R-79110

    Regulates the licensing and conduct of recruitment agencies specialised in recruiting foreign domestic workers.

  12. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation of Agricultural Workers Categories who are subject to the Provisions of the Labour Law, Regulation No. (4) Of the Year 2003. Issued by virtue of the Provisions of Paragraph (D) of Article (3) of the Labour Code, No. 8 of 1996 and its Amendments. - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-01-16 | JOR-2003-R-79111

    Regulates application of the Labour Law to certain categories of agricultural workers.

  13. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Public Health Law No. 54 of 2002. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002 | JOR-2002-L-95212

    This Law consists of 15 Chapters divided into 69 articles. Chapter I deals with duties, competencies and responsibilities of the Ministry of Public Health. Chapter II provides for practicing medicine and the sanitary professions. Chapter III pertains to hospitals and private clinics. Chapter IV relates to mental hygiene and addiction. Chapter V addresses contagious diseases. Chapter VI provides for vaccination and inoculation. Chapter VII concerns withm medicines. Chapter VIII refers to Potable water. Chapter IX deals with chemical substances. Chapter X provides for unfavourable sanitary conditions. Chapter XI provides for sewerage water and treatment. Chapter XII pertains to craftsmen, handicrafts and peddlers. Chapter XIII deals with burial of deads. Chapter XIV contains penalties and offences. Chapter XV contains general provisions.

  14. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Provisional Law No. 54 of 2001 amending the Penal Code.

    Adoption: 2001-10-02 | Date of entry into force: 2001-10-08 | JOR-2001-L-61365

    Amends Article 147 of the original law (No. 16 of 1960) to provide for a definition of terrorism that encompasses all violent acts aimed at disturbing public order or exposing the safety and integrity of society to danger. The new law provides for penalties of imprisonment with hard labour for acts of terrorism and subversion.

  15. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decision amending Regulations on restricted working hours and occupations for women.

    Adoption: 2001-10-01 | Date of entry into force: 2002-10-01 | JOR-2001-R-61366

    Minister of Labour Decision which provides for the addition of the information technology sector and related occupations to the list of occupations included in the 1997 Decision on the prohibition of the employment of women at certain times and in certain occupations.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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).

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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.

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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.

  35. 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

  36. Jordan - - Law, Act

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

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

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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

  50. 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.

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