The Mechanism for Hiring Expatriate Employees from Abroad

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Please note that in accordance to the Decision of the Council of Minsters, in its meeting held on 18th January 2021, which states that if the Employers apply for a New Work Permit for an Expatriate Employee from outside of Kingdom of Bahrain, then: Continue reading

Labour Minister chairs LMRA board meeting

Manama, Jan. 9 (BNA): Labour and Social Development Minister and the Board of Directors Chairman of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, has stressed that the labour market is going through a critical situation requiring a strategic vision that contributes to strengthening the kingdom’s investment atmosphere and maintaining its pioneering position as an investment-attracting destination. Continue reading

Labour Minister stresses keenness to integrate citizens in private sector

Manama, Jan. 9 (BNA): Labour and Social Development Minister and the Board of Directors Chairman of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, has stressed the importance of the projects implemented by the Ministry, including the programmes to rehabilitate job seekers, and integrating them in the private sector. Continue reading

HM King issues decree, re-structuring LMRA board

Manama, Dec. 8 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa today issued Decree 83/2020, re-structuring the Board of Directors of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), under the chairmanship of the Labour and Social Development Minister. Continue reading

Cancellation of Employment Office License

Labour Market Regulatory Authority hereby announces the cancellation of the Employment Office License:

Office Name: Alwhda Manpower
Commercial Registration No: 9300701
Address: Flat 505, Building 178, Road 907, Block – 309 Manama / Salmaniya Continue reading

LMRA Chief Executive receives Trafficking in Persons Chief Prosecutor

Manama, Oct. 24 (BNA): Chief Executive of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Ausamah bin Abdullah Alabsi, the Head of the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons, received in his office Trafficking in Persons Chief Prosecutor Dr. Ali Al Shewikh, in the presence of Deputy Chief Prosecutor Nasser Al Sheeb. Continue reading

Attorney General’s decision to establish anti-human trafficking prosecution praised

Manama, Oct. 18 (BNA): Chief Executive of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Ausamah bin Abdullah Alabsi, the Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons, praised the decision of Attorney General Dr. Ali bin Fadhel Al Buainin to establish an Anti-human Trafficking Prosecution, stressing the committee’s support to the decision and its full readiness to cooperate with the prosecution in assisting the victims.

Al Absi pointed out that the Anti-human Trafficking Prosecution is a new achievement for the Kingdom of Bahrain in combating this crime. He added it also demonstrates the extent to which the culture of combating trafficking in persons has become entrenched in the state’s infrastructure as an integral part of the work environment in the Kingdom.

Al Absi explained that the establishment of a prosecution specialised in combating trafficking in persons would contribute to boosting the efforts to combat this crime by giving a solid legal impetus to investigate cases in accordance with law 1/2008 on combating trafficking in persons and related laws. He added the move will also accelerate the process of redress for the victims and granting them their rights after punishing the perpetrators.

The Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons affirmed that the decision proves anew the kingdom’s ongoing efforts to improve the work environment and combat human trafficking, be it at the local or international level. He pointed out that the kingdom’s unrelenting efforts in this respect have earned it international trust, being a model to emulate in combating trafficking in persons.

Development of Flexi Permit policy: Intensifying inspection campaigns on employer and illegal workers

Manama, Oct. 6 (BNA): During the past years, the flexi work permit has contributed to preventing a raise in the number of illegal expatriate workers. It has also facilitated many procedures for entry-level workers and enabled them to work in more than one job at the same time, full-time or part-time, which contributed to the availability of suitable employment with the required competence for entrepreneurs and investors. Continue reading

Important Announcement

LMRA calls on businesses, companies, and individuals who engage in the activity of “Manpower Agencies” in any form and under any name such as providing temporary domestic employees by the hour or providing cleaners for homes by the hour, or providing caregivers and nurses or others without obtaining a “Manpower Agency” license from the LMRA to stop immediately and rectify their position in accordance with the provisions of Article (28) of Law No. (19) of 2006, and the ordinance regulating this license No. (3) for the year 2014 regarding the regulation of licenses for manpower agencies and the procedures in force at the authority, to avoid legal accountability. Continue reading