Lmra Bahrain announces new amendments to labor laws

Jan

29

2015

Lmra Bahrain has at last announced new amendments to labor laws that aim at bringing more sanity into Bahrain’s labor market. The announcement mainly touched on the now more flexible work permit durations which is certainly good news for both the employers and employees. According to LMRA CEO, the Bahrain government is more committed to providing the Business community with more flexibility and more facilities. In this regard, Lmra Bahrain has now adopted a completely new system which gives the employers more benefits when it comes to work permits.

In the statement, Lmra Bahrain said that employers can now apply for work permits that have duration of 1 year rather than the usual two years. The application will be done at half price and they will have an option of renewing the work permit for additional one year or 6 months for associated cost. It was also noted that the regular two year visas will also continue to be availed by the government and will be renewed as normal. When announcing the new system, the CEO said that it will have much more benefits to the businessmen in that besides the high flexibility, there will also be more facilities for them to enjoy as well.

The benefits of the new Lmra Bahrain resolution will be many particularly to the employers as they will be able to organize their employee affairs in the best way possible. In addition, business men will definitely have an easy time in ensuring that they are able to make good arrangements that should the requirements and needs of the contracts which they have awarded in various fields. Businessmen will also have more freedom when it comes to managing their flow of cash. It is no doubt to the fact that Lmra Bahrain is sparing no efforts whatsoever in ensuring that they provide businessmen and commercial sector more concessions and facilities to help develop the country’s national economy while at the same time giving them a competitive advantage.

This new resolution is essentially an amendment to labor laws regarding the regulation of work permits in Bahrain for the foreign workers instead of domestic workers. In the article, it is stated that work permits in Bahrain will be valid only for a two year period from the date when the foreign worker arrives into the country. Upon the request of the employer, the Lmra Bahrain can renew the permit for additional six months when the first year comes to an end.

If going with the information provided by Lmra Bahrain is something to go by, it is no doubt thatBahrain has become one of the best countries in the Gulf for foreigners to work with. There are so many employer and employee benefits that stand to be reaped with this new resolution and there is no doubt to the fact that the government is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that the working environment in the Kingdom is at its best for everyone’s satisfaction.

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How to apply for mobility

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You may apply for this at the LMRA premises or via your current employer.

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