Bahrain: Labour rules mandate for bilingual contracts to guard against migrant exploitation

Author: Sandeep Singh Grewal, GDN Online (Bahrain), Published on: 18 March 2020

"New LMRA move to protect employees," 6 Mar 2020

Bahrain's labour watchdog has introduced new rules under which companies will need to submit job contracts in Arabic, for hiring workers or in case of local transfer request.

The rules which came into effect from last Sunday makes it mandatory for employers to attach a copy of the bilingual contract to ensure there is no exploitation such as contract substitution...

[Bahrain Labour Market Regulatory Authority chief executive Ausamah Al Absi] said the offices that were opened last month aim to assist workers who pay more than BD20 to get their Arabic job contracts translated into English.

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