“Labor Market” launches the flexible work permit, 2000 permits per month

The Labor Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) launched the flexible work permit allowing illegal workers – who meet conditions – to work and reside in the Kingdom of Bahrain without a sponsor, in any non-professional job, full or part-time, and with more than one employer, for a renewable two year period. (2000) workers can benefit from the flexible permit each month. Continue reading

LMRA in new call to two-year-old boy’s parents

AUTHORITIES have pledged to not take legal action against the parents of a two-year-old boy, who was found in a busy suq on Wednesday night. They suspect the parents to be expatriates living illegally in Bahrain and have urged them to come forward to collect their son.

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Bahrain participates in International Labour Conference

Labour and Social Development Minister, Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, has led the kingdom’s delegation to the 106th Session of the International Labour Conference, held in Geneva from June 4 to 16, with the participation of labour ministers from all over the world, as well as labour trade unions, experts, and representatives of the relevant organisations. Continue reading

The “NIHR” opens an office branch in the “Expat Protection Center and Shelter”

The CEO of the Labor Market Regulatory Authority and Head of National Committee for Combating Trafficking in Persons Ausamah Abdulla Al Absi, announced reaching an agreement with the National Institute for Human Rights, permitting the later to open a branch office within the Expat Protection Center and Shelter, which is considered to be the first comprehensive center to provide preventative and guidance services for expatriate workers. Continue reading

New system in place to report cases of human trafficking

A NEW system to report human trafficking allegations has been launched in Bahrain.
The National Referral Mechanism for Victims of Trafficking in Persons involves training first responders to assess cases and help victims. Continue reading

LMRA reforms progress reviewed

Manama, May 8 (BNA): CEO of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority, Chairman of the National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking, Ausamah Al-Absi, today reviewed with the UAE Assistant Undersecretary for Labour Affairs, Hameed Al- Suwaidi, the progress of the LMRA project. Continue reading