Companies’ commitment to Bahrainisation quotas praised

Manama, Feb. 22 (BNA): Chief Executive Officer of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), Ausamah bin Abdulla Al-Absi, has called on business owners to hire Bahraini competencies while filling job vacancies, and to be committed to the Bahrainisation rate determined by the law. Continue reading

Transport sector issues discussed

Manama, Feb.21 (BNA): Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Chief Executive Officer Osama bin Abdulla Al-Absi held a meeting with Transportation Ministry Undersecretary for Land Transportation and Post Mariam bint Ahmed Jama’an and discussed cooperation to promote the labour market and develop the sector of transport. Continue reading

Expat labour protection policy praised

Manama, Feb. 19 (BNA): Labour Market Regulatory Authority CEO also Head of National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons, Osama Al-Absi, today received a United States congressional delegation. Continue reading

Swiss delegation praises Bahrain’s efforts to protect expats

Manama, Feb. 18 (BNA): A Swiss delegation has lauded the efforts exerted by Bahrain and the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) to develop the work environment, praising the laws and systems used to protect expatriate workers, as w ell as the efforts to combat trafficking in persons. Continue reading

Labour Ministry, LMRA, BCCI discuss cooperation

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Labour and Social Development Minister and Board Chairman of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, held a meeting with a member of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) board members, led by First Deputy Chaimran, Khalid Rashid Abdulrahman Al-Zayani. Continue reading

Bosses face new charges to hire expatriates

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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