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Saudi tightens clamp on illegal expat workers

Saudi Arabia is tightening a crackdown on illegal foreign workers in the kingdom, giving the Ministry of Labour more powers including the right to distribute financial rewards to inspectors who turn up violations. The decision is

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Qatar eyes bank salary transfer law by year-end

Qatar is likely to pass before the year-end an amendment to the labour law that will make it compulsory for employers to transfer salaries to banks, a report said. The amendments in the law will include financial rights of workers

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Indian PM plans first labour overhaul in decades

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set in motion the first major revamp in decades of India's archaic labour laws, part of a plan to revive the flagging economy, boost manufacturing and create millions of jobs. Successive

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New Bahrain law ‘may cut staff holidays’

Private sector employees in Bahrain could actually lose holiday days, despite changes to the law that increased people's annual leave to 30 days, a report said. The Cabinet yesterday (April 14) agreed that the 30-day annual le

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Saudi expats apprehensive over labour crackdown

Like many expatriates in Saudi Arabia, Umm Hajar, a 30-year-old Moroccan beautician, stopped going to work two weeks ago fearful of government inspectors checking her residency status. She has lived in the capital Riyadh with her

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Bahrain law on annual leave may be challenged

  Bahrain's new Labour law governing annual leave for employees is allegedly costing companies millions of dinars and businessmen claim leave costs have doubled since the new regulations came into force last September, a repo

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Bahrain firms warned over new labour law

Companies in Bahrain have been warned to start implementing a new labour law that came into effect from September 2 or risk facing legal action, said a senior government official. Some workers have already filed successful complai

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Bahrain mulls new laws for training bodies

Bahrain is studying through a special committee a new draft law regulating the work of training institutions, said a senior government official. Labour Minister Minister Jameel Humaidan said licensing of private training instituti

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More benefits for workers in new Bahrain law

Bahrain has introduced a new legislation that includes tougher punishments for companies that flout health and safety standards, grants private sector workers 30 days of annual leave and increases the length of maternity leave. It also

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Bahrain set to introduce new labour law

A new legislation that includes tougher punishments for companies that flout health and safety standards, grants private sector workers 30 days of annual leave and increases the length of maternity leave will be introduced in Bahrain. The

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