Pre-employment health checks for expatriates privatized

PRIVATISATION of pre-employment medical tests for newly-hired expatriates in Bahrain is expected to bring down Health Ministry’s spending in this sector by more than 50 per cent. It will now have to spend only BD20 per employee for standard medical services, compared with the BD50 earlier, according to officials. Continue reading

Coordination between production parties underlined

CEO Ausamah bin Abdullah Al-Absi of Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) highlighted the significance of cooperation between production parties to serve the labour market reform project and safeguard homeland and citizens’ interests. Continue reading

Bahrain’s Flexible Work Permit model adopted by UN

The United Nations (UN) cited Bahrain’s pioneering labour market reform, the Flexible Work Permit, as one of a number of international best-practices to form part of the draft Global Compact on Migration due to be adopted following the International Migration Conference in 2018. Continue reading

Report: Bahrain’s labour market stable

The workforce in Bahrain peaked up in size in the second quarter of 2017, reaching 763,618, making a rise of 1.2% compared with the same period in 2016, a report by the Labour and Social Development Minister and the Board of Directors Chairman of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has revealed. Continue reading

New contracts for domestic workers to be enforced from October 1

A NEW contract for domestic workers will be enforced from October 1, it was announced. Under the revised rules, employers seeking to hire a housemaid will have to compulsorily declare, among other things, the nature of the job, working hours and weekly day off. Continue reading

New LMRA facility for businessmen

A NEW centre that will offer business owners key services at their doorstep is being launched by Bahrain’s labour watchdog.

The Distinguished Service Centre, to be officially inaugurated by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) today, will provide facilities to employers right at their workplace, without the need for them to visit LMRA headquarters in Sanabis or any other branch. Continue reading