LMRA begins issuing new work permits

NEW work permits will be issued again from today, but housemaids will not be included.
The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) had announced last week it would start accepting requests for new work permits which have been suspended since March. Continue reading

New offices for labour disputes

LABOUR complaints can now be filed at two new offices opened by the country’s labour watchdog yesterday.

The ‘Labour Claims Departments’ at the Expat Protection Centre in Sehla and the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) branch in Riffa will register all labour-related disputes, including non-payment of wages. Continue reading

New labour welfare projects to be launched in Bahrain

A NUMBER of labour-centric initiatives will be launched in Bahrain this year to safeguard the welfare of expatriate workers and employers.

The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) is undertaking these programmes under the motto, ‘Leaving No-one Behind’, according to chief executive Ausamah Al Absi. Continue reading

New service to help distressed expatriate employees

A new initiative is being launched to streamline the process of helping distressed expatriate employees sue their employers.

Two special offices will be opened soon to assist an aggrieved worker compile all relevant documents and submit a complaint electronically on the same day to the Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Ministry. Continue reading