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

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

LMRA chief receives 3rd FDPM intake

Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Chief Executive Officer Ausamah Al-Absi paid tribute to His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, hailing his keenness on supporting Bahraini competences.

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Flexible work permit launched

Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) launched the flexible work permit in a ceremony held at its Sitra branch yesterday.

The flexible work permit, issued for a period of two years, would enable an Individual to be his/her own sponsor. The permit holder would be free to work anywhere at his choice except in restaurants, salons and hotels, and would be entitled to service at all the Government health centres and hospitals. 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