Bosses face new charges to hire expatriates


Employers wishing to exceed their regular quota will have to pay an additional BD300 for each extra expatriate worker they hire – on the basis of BD150 annually. Apart from the additional fees, employers will still be required to pay the regular two-year BD200 levy and monthly fees on each foreign worker. Continue reading

Notification: Renewing Work Permits Before Expiration

Dear Clients,

LMRA calls on employers to benefit from the possibility of renewing the work permits within 6 months before the expiry date of the work permit, where they will not be allowed to renew the work permit of any foreign worker after three months of the expiration of the work permit issued starting from February 2016. Continue reading

Businessman nabbed for human trafficking

A businessman in the Kingdom, charged with more than forty cases of human trafficking crimes, has been reportedly detained by the authorities. The case, noted as one of the most serious violations of labour laws by intensity, was reported by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) following a tip-off. Continue reading