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  1. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 4 of 1997 to amend the Regulations of Benefits.

    Adoption: 1996-12-17 | Date of entry into force: 1997-01-16 | JOR-1996-R-46973

    Amends section 5 of the original Regulations, which concerns increase of the benefit granted to medical doctors. This Regulations shall be read with Regulations No. 3 of 1990 which are referred to as the original Regulations.

  2. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 65 of 1996 to amend Civil Service Regulations.

    Adoption: 1996-11-23 | Date of entry into force: 1997-01-01 | JOR-1996-R-46975

    To be read with Regulations No. 1 of 1988 referred to as the original Regulations as amended.

  3. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 56 of 1996 concerning labour inspection, promulgated under article 7 of the Labour Code No. 8 of 1996. - Regulations On-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1996-10-05 | Date of entry into force: 1996-10-31 | JOR-1996-R-45691

  4. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 53 of 1996 to amend the regulations of the administrative organization of the Ministry of Labour.

    Adoption: 1996-09-10 | Date of entry into force: 1996-10-16 | JOR-1996-R-45692

    To be read with Regulations No. 38 of 1994.

  5. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 28 of 1996 to amend the Health Insurance System for Civil Servants.

    Adoption: 1996-05-21 | Date of entry into force: 1996-06-16 | JOR-1996-R-45673

    To be read with Regulations No. 10 of 1983 as amended.

  6. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of the Minister of Labour concerning the jobs and hours in which the employment of women is prohibited in accordance with the provisions of section 69 of the Labour Code No. 8 of 1996.

    Adoption: 1996-04-30 | Date of entry into force: 1996-04-30 | JOR-1996-R-46971

    Specifies jobs in which the employment of women is prohibited.

  7. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations to amend the 1996 Regulations on the living allowances for retired persons.

    Adoption: 1996-04-02 | Date of entry into force: 1996-05-02 | JOR-1996-R-45675

    To be read with the Regulations concerning the living allowance for retired persons as amended which was issued in Al-Jarida Al-Rasmyia No. 2987, 16-06-1981.

  8. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 18 of 1996 to amend the System of Allowances for the employees of the General Establishment of Social Security.

    Adoption: 1996-03-16 | Date of entry into force: 1996-01-01 | JOR-1996-R-45677

    To be read with Regulations No. 3 of 1990 as amended.

  9. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Labour Code (No. 8 of 1996). - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1996-03-02 | Date of entry into force: 1996-05-30 | JOR-1996-L-45676

    This Code repeals the Labour Code, Act No. 21 of 1960, and all amendments made thereto; regulations, instructions and decisions issued thereunder shall remain in force for a maximum period of two years unless they conflict with the new Labour Code. Chapter I defines the words and expressions to be used in the Code, including casual work, temporary work, seasonal work, collective agreement, young persons, occupational disease, and industrial injury. Article 3 specifies persons who are excluded from the scope of the Code. Chapter II covers labour inspection. Chapter III covers recruitment and career guidance, providing for, inter alia, the organization of the labour market and for career guidance by the Ministry of Labour, for the establishment of private employment offices, and for the employment of non-Jordanians. Chapter IV relates to contracts of employment, including subcontracting work; validity of contracts in case of change in employer, and termination or suspension of contracts of employment in certain economic or technical conditions. Chapter V covers vocational training contracts. Chapter VI provides for collective agreements, the drafting of such agreements, and the parties to which such agreements are binding. Chapter VII provides for protection of remuneration; remuneration shall be specified in the contract of employment. Chapter VIII covers organization of work and leave time: periods of work, rest, work offenses, and penalties and measures taken to that effect, including dismissal. This chapter also concerns industries and trades where women's work is prohibited; hours during which women may not be employed; maternity leave with full pay; the provision of child care under certain conditions; the prohibition of employing young persons under the age of 16; hours of work for young persons; documents to be submitted by young persons prior to their employment; and fines to be paid for the violation of this chapter. Chapter IX provides for occupational safety and health; necessary precautions and measures for the protection of workers to be taken by employers, and types of work where a person cannot be employed without a medical check-up to certify his physical fitness for such work. Chapter X covers work injuries and occupational diseases; the provisions of this chapter cover workers not covered by the Social Security Law in force. Chapter XI relates to the establishment of trade unions; the objective of trade unions; the statutes of trade unions; unions branches; and trade union registration. Chapter XII covers the settlement of collective labour disputes; the appointment of conciliation officers; mediation proceedings; industrial tribunals; fines liable in case of violation of the provisions of a settlement or award; and strikes and lock-outs. Available in English.

  10. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 29 of 1995 to amend the Regulations of the Chambers of Industry

    Adoption: 1995-08-05 | Date of entry into force: 1995-09-02 | JOR-1995-R-43005

    Amends Regulations No. 59 of 1961. Elections to the Boards of Directors of Chambers of Industry are to be held at least 15 days before the expiry of the term of the Board in office. However, the "Ministry" may postpone elections for up to 90 days, by order made before the expiry of the said term, in which case the term of the existing board is extended accordingly. Newly-established chambers must hold their board elections between 15 and 30 days after their establishment. Other amendments relate to the assessment and payment of membership dues.

  11. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 2 of 1995 to amend the Employees' Unified Allowances Regulations

    Adoption: 1994-12-27 | Date of entry into force: 1995-01-01 | JOR-1994-R-42992

    Amends Regulation 6 of the 1988 Regulations (No. 23) to provide for special allowances for medical doctors.

  12. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 68 of 1994 to amend the Physicians' Pension and Social Security Regulations

    Adoption: 1994-11-22 | Date of entry into force: 1995-12-31 | JOR-1994-R-43007

    Micellaneous amendments to Regulations No. 59 of 1978.

  13. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministry of Labour Administration Regulations (No.38 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-08-13 | Date of entry into force: 1994-09-17 | JOR-1994-R-40025

    Regulations made under Article 120 of the Constitution to specify the Ministry's terms of reference and provide for its internal organization and administration. Supersede the 1992 Regulations on the same subject.

  14. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Education Law, 1994 (Law No. 3 of 1994).

    Adoption: 1994-02-24 | JOR-1994-L-43445

    Chapter 2 outlines basic education philosophy and objectives, including: the values of Islam, the belief in the ideals of an Arab nation, the support for the "Palestinian cause," a balance between national and Islamic priciples and an opening into other "universal cultures," and respect of individual liberty and dignity. Sets forth the basic curricula for kindergarten through secondary education, and provides regulations governing Education Ministry staff, teachers and school administrators. Provides for an Education Council with the responsibility of establishing criteria for textbooks and school curricula.

  15. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 63 of 1993 to amend the Civil Health Insurance Regulations

    Adoption: 1993-09-14 | Date of entry into force: 1993-10-16 | JOR-1993-R-35104

    Amendments respecting coverage of dependants.

  16. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No.57 of 1993 to amend the regulations on health insurance and social security for dentists

    Adoption: 1993-08-17 | Date of entry into force: 1993-09-16 | JOR-1993-R-35103

    Membership of the health insurance and social security fund of the Union of Dentists is compulsory except for members who contribute to another such fund and who are expressly granted an exemption by the Union. Failure to pay the required contributions to the fund for more than six months entails forfeiture of acquired rights.

  17. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Protection of the Disabled Law (Law No.12 of 1993) - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1993-03-29 | Date of entry into force: 1993-04-17 | JOR-1993-L-34967

    Provides for the adoption of a wide range of measures to assist the disabled and uphold their rights to education, training, medical care and employment. Enterprises employing between 25 and 50 workers must employ at least one disabled person; those employing more than 50 workers must include at least two per cent disabled staff in their workforce. Provision is made for the establishment of the National Council for Protection of the Disabled, an inter-ministerial authority responsible for general policy-making in the fields of protection, rehabilitation and education; drafting regulations under the Act; preparing rehabilitation programmes and special educational curricula; etc.

  18. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Civilian Health Insurance Regulations Amendment Regulations (No.17 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-03-02 | Date of entry into force: 1993-04-01 | JOR-1993-R-34969

    Minor amendments to the Civilian Health Insurance Regulations (No. 10 of 1983) in respect of financial coverage of medical treatment abroad.

  19. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Criteria and rules for the selection and recruitment of government employees.

    Adoption: 1993 | JOR-1993-R-43444

    Criteria for the selection and recruitment of government employees shall include: results of competitive exams, seniority, and geographical distribution. Provides detailed scheme of criteria for public servants, as well as specific criteria for teachers, physicians, pharmacists and dentists. Priority is also given to the appointment of sons and daughters of fallen members of the armed forces and public security forces, members of poor families, and disabled persons.

  20. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Industrial accidents and occupational diseases instructions, 1993

    Adoption: 1993 | Date of entry into force: 1994-03-01 | JOR-1993-R-38313

    Instructions issued by the Social Security Authority under s.12 of the Social Security Act, 1987 (No.30), to define "industrial accident", prescribe the procedures to be observed in the event of such an accident (especially reporting obligations), and provide for medical assistance to victims and financial compensation for disability resulting from an industrial accident or the contraction of an occupational disease.

  21. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministry of Labour Organization and Administration Regulations (No. 53 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-10-31 | Date of entry into force: 1992-12-01 | JOR-1992-R-33850

    Regulations made under Art. 120 of the Constitution to spell out the functions and administrative structure of the Ministry. The latter is composed of nine directorates respectively in charge of labour; employment; inspection; research and studies; occupational safety and health and the environment; information and worker education; administration and finance; administrative development and data systems; and Jordanians working abroad.

  22. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Political Parties Law (Law No.32, 1992). - Unofficial English translation on-line

    Adoption: 1992-08-23 | Date of entry into force: 1992-09-01 | JOR-1992-L-31289

    Institutes political pluralism. A party is defined as any constitutional and lawful political organization composed of Jordanians whose aim is to participate in political affairs and to achieve specific political, economic and social objectives by legitimate and peaceful means. Provides for party registration procedures and conditions. Repeals the Political Parties Act, 1955 (No.15).

  23. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Development and Employment Fund Law (Law No. 33, 1992). - English translation

    Adoption: 1992-08-18 | JOR-1992-L-31291

    Establishes the Development and Employment Fund, a fund vested with legal personality and enjoying full financial independence. The objective of the Fund is to create productive employment for low-income individuals, families and communities and the unemployed through direct or indirect financial assistance, training schemes and other projects.

  24. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No.34, 1992, to amend the civilian health insurance regulations

    Adoption: 1992-06-23 | JOR-1992-R-31290

    Amends regulation 5 of the 1973 regulations (No.10) on health insurance, concerning the use of the resources of the Fund and income from medical treatment.

  25. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Law No.21 of 1992 amending the Civilian Retirement Scheme Law.

    Adoption: 1992-03-21 | JOR-1992-L-31292

    Minor amendments to Act No.34, 1959, concerning the employees of certain independent public administrations.

  26. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Physicians' Annual Contracts Regulations (No. 35 of 1991)

    Adoption: 1991-11-05 | Date of entry into force: 1991-12-01 | JOR-1991-R-33853

    Regulations made under s. 71 of the Jordanian Medical Association Act (No.13 of 1972). A physician may conclude a fixed-term contract with any enterprise to provide medical care to its workers. Each physician may conclude a maximum of five such contracts, except where the Council of the Medical Association increases this number to make up for a shortage of physicians in a particular district.

  27. Jordan - - Constitution

    The Jordanian National Charter. - The Library English translation

    Adoption: 1990-12 | JOR-1990-C-49373

    The Charter is considered the second most important document after the Constitution and it is higher than all other laws. Provides a fixed set of rules to organize the political life in the Kingdom. Available in English.

  28. Jordan - - International agreement

    Presidential Order No. 267, 1989, to approve the Convention on legal and judicial co-operation between the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Republic of Iraq, the Republic of Yemen and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan signed at Alexandria on 16 June 1989.

    Adoption: 1989-06-16 | INT-1989-IA-21968

    Convention in schedule to the Order.

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

    Règlement No. 28 de 1987 portant modification du règlement relatif à la sécurité sociale des fonctionnaires et employés de l'Etat.

    Adoption: 1987-07-25 | JOR-1987-M-4013

    Ce règlement modifie les dispositions suivantes du règlement de base No. 6 de 1966: les arts. 2, 4 et 7 (par. 1).

  30. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Règlement No. 23 de 1987 portant modification du règlement relatif à l'assurance maladie civile.

    Adoption: 1987-05-16 | JOR-1987-R-4011

    Il modifie le règlement de base No. 10 de 1983 en ajoutant à l'article 17 un paragraphe -C- prévoyant que l'un ou l'autre des conjoints assurés peut être admis à l'hopital dans la classe à laquelle a droit son conjoint, si celle-ci est plus avantageuse pour lui.

  31. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Règlement No. 12 de 1987 relatif au régime de retraite des membres du syndicat des journalistes, pris en vertu de l'article 63 de la loi No. 1 de 1983 sur le syndicat des journalistes.

    Adoption: 1987-02-17 | JOR-1987-L-3646

    Création d'une caisse de retraite au sein du syndicat des journalistes, bénéficiant d'un budget autonome. L'affiliation à la Caisse est obligatoire pour tous les journalistes inscrits au régime des journalistes à l'exception de ceux qui, lors de leur inscription, ont cinquante ans ou plus et ne peuvent, de ce fait, adhérer à la Caisse.

  32. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Loi No. 8 de 1987 sur la protection de la jeunesse.

    Adoption: 1987-02-01 | JOR-1987-L-3644

    Cette loi porte notamment sur la création de centres sportifs et sociaux destinés aux jeunes ainsi que d'une association scoute.

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

    Règlement No. 5 de 1987 modifiant le régime de retraite et de sécurité sociale des médecins.

    Adoption: 1987-01-03 | JOR-1987-M-3492

    Modifie le règlement No. 59 de 1978, en ce qui concerne notamment l'allocation à verser aux ayants-droit du médecin décédé, les soins médicaux et les prestations en cas d'incapacité.

  34. Jordan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Règlement No. 1 de 1987 modifiant le règlement sur l'assurance maladie civile.

    Adoption: 1986-12-13 | JOR-1986-R-3642

    Ce règlement modifie le règlement No. 10 de 1983 en ce qui concerne notamment les soins hospitaliers.

  35. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Loi No. 3 de 1987 modifiant la loi sur la retraite civile.

    Adoption: 1986-12-13 | JOR-1986-L-3643

    Cette loi modifie l'art. 22 de la loi No. 34 de 1959.

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

    Règlement No. 31 de 1986 portant modification du règlement relatif à l'assurance maladie civile.

    Adoption: 1986-04-23 | JOR-1986-M-2408

    Ce règlement modifie l'article premier du règlement No. 21 de 1986 portant modification du règlement No. 10 de 1983 sur l'assurance maladie civile, en remplaçant le membre de phrase "à partir de la date de sa publication au Journal officiel" par "à partir du 1er mai 1986".

  37. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Règlement No. 24 de 1986 portant création d'une caisse de sécurité sociale pour le personnel du ministère de l'Education, conformément aux articles 115 et 117 de la loi No. 16 de 1964 sur l'éducation et l'instruction.

    Adoption: 1986-03-01 | JOR-1986-L-2407

    Le règlement stipule que l'affiliation à cette Caisse est obligatoire pour le personnel du Ministère et porte notamment sur les cotisations et les indemnités.

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

    Règlement No. 21 de 1986 portant modification du réglement relatif à l'assurance maladie civile.

    Adoption: 1986-02-15 | JOR-1986-M-2406

    Ce règlement modifie les articles suivants du règlement de base No. 10 de 1983 : le para. (b) de l'art. 6, en y ajoutant les al. 4 et 5; l'art. 9, para. (a); l'art. 14, para. (b); l'art. 19, para. (a); l'art. 24 et l'art. 25.

  39. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Vocational Training Establishment Law (Law No. 11, 1985).

    Adoption: 1985-01-12 | JOR-1985-L-49353

    Establishes a vocational training body which shall provide for apprenticeship, on the job training, intensive training, and opportunities for trainees to obtain certificates after passing tests in their field of training. Available in English.

  40. Jordan - - International agreement

    Protocole relatif au régime de protection sociale des étudiants. Fait à Paris.

    Adoption: 1978-09-19 | Date of entry into force: 1980-04-01 | INT-1978-IA-25998

  41. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Social Security Law 1978. Provisional Law No. 30.

    Adoption: 1978-07-30 | JOR-1978-L-12908

    Disponible en français.

  42. Jordan - - Law, Act

    The Maritime Commercial Law 1972. No. 12.

    Adoption: 1972-05-02 | JOR-1972-L-5039

    English translation published by the Shipping Agents Committee, May 1979 (printed separately, extract of pp. 1, 45-50). In particular, Part V governs maritime employment (seaman's contract of employment; seaman's obligations; and advance payment, attachement, withholding and authorised remitrance of seaman's wages).

  43. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Penal Code of Jordan (No. 16 of 1960).

    Adoption: 1960-11-05 | JOR-1960-L-79914

    Contains provisions for crimes. In particular Title 2 provides for penal provisions and penalties.

  44. Jordan - - Constitution

    Constitution of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. - Legislation on-line English translation

    Adoption: 1952-01-01 | JOR-1992-C-34112

    Provides for a system of government for the State; executive power including that of the King; legislative power of the national assembly; a judicial system; and for the rights and duties of Jordanians. Prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, language and religion, and states that "all Jordanians are equal before the law". The Government is to ensure work and education "within the limits of its possibilities", as well as equal opportunities. Permits forced labour only in specified circumstances. Guarantees freedom of religion, of opinion, and of the press, while granting the right to hold meetings "within the limits of the law". Entitles Jordanians to establish societies and political parties provided that the objects of such societies and parties are lawful, their methods peaceful, and their bye-laws not contrary to the Constitution. As work is the right of all citizens, the State shall provide opportunities for work by directing the national economy and raising its standard.

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