Late Fees Announcement

The Labour Market Regulatory Authority urges all employer to commit to paying the monthly invoices within one month from their date of issuance in order to avoid being charged with the late penalty fees. Committing to payment of the monthly fees prevents you being charged with the late fees fine imposed under Article No. (3) of Council of Ministers No.(28) for the year of 2008 which states that BHD 2 will be charged as late fees fine on each monthly invoice due, with maximum of BHD 6. Continue reading

LMRA announces termination of monthly work fees

In line with the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, to support the private sector as the main engine of growth, the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has announced the termination of monthly work fees and fees for issuing and renewing work permits for a period of three months, starting from 1 April 2020. Continue reading

Report: Bahrain’s labour market stable

The workforce in Bahrain peaked up in size in the second quarter of 2017, reaching 763,618, making a rise of 1.2% compared with the same period in 2016, a report by the Labour and Social Development Minister and the Board of Directors Chairman of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has revealed. Continue reading

Budaiya Post Office begins Issuing Work permits for Domestic employees along with Hid and Isa Town

Monday 8th September the third Labour Market Regulatory Authority branch office began to issue work Permits for domestic sector employees at the Budaiya Post office. The LMRA Chief Executive Officer Mr. Ausamah Al Absi paid an inspection visit to the Budaiya Post Office to make sure everything was functioning smoothly and orderly. Continue reading

Cabinet focuses on Kingdom’s growth, development plans

His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister today chaired this week’s cabinet meeting at Gudaibiya Palace, during which a range of important issues were discussed relating to the Kingdom’s growth and development plans. Continue reading

Issuing Domestic Employees Work Permits Through 10 Post Offices


In preparation for the transition of the issuance of work permits for domestic workers from Ministry of Labor to the Labour Market Regulatory Authority, LMRA CEO Ausamah bin Abdullah Alabsi announced the launch of new development project in the services licenses to bring domestic workers in cooperation with the Department of Postal in Ministry of Transportation. Continue reading

LMRA CEO Receives Turkish Ambassador


The Chief Executive Officer for the Labour Market Regulatory Authority Mr. Ausamah Bin Abdulla Al Absi received at his office last Monday 9th of June, 2014 the Turkish Ambassador to the Kingdom, Her Excellency Hatun Demerir.
Ambassador Hatun applauded the Bahrain Labour market system, noting the outstanding efforts made by the LMRA and the progressive system adopted by the LMRA to Regulate and stabilize the Labour Market while protecting the rights of workers and employers. Continue reading