HM King issues decree-law on labour market regulation | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

HM King issues decree-law on labour market regulation

TDT | Manama  

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His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday issued Decree-Law 21/2021, amending some provisions of Law 19/2006 with regard to the regulation of the Labour Market.

Under the decree-law, clause (1) of Paragraph (A) of Article (4) of Law 19/2006, shall be replaced by the following text:

“1- Implement the national plan regarding the labour market, which includes the strategy and general policy concerning the employment of national and foreign workers.

The ministry in charge of labour affairs in the private sector shall, in coordination with the authority and after the approval of the Council of Ministers, develop that plan, taking into account the state's policies regarding the labour market, as well as its economic and social development plans.

The Ministry shall prepare such a plan, every four years, or for a shorter period, if necessary. The plan shall be published in the Official Gazette.

This plan may include setting a maximum limit for the total number of work permits issued by the authority during a specific period of time, whether in all work sectors or according to each profession or economic activity.”

Clause (1) of Paragraph (A) of Article (7) and Clause (8) of Paragraph (A) of Article (12) of Law 19/2006 regarding shall be repealed.

Child Law

HM King Hamad also issued Decree-Law 23/2021, amending some provisions of Law 37/2012 promulgating the Child Law.

According to the decree-law, the phrase “Ministry of Education” replaces the phrase “Ministry of Human Rights and Social Development” and the phrase “Ministry of Education” replaces the phrase “Ministry of Human Rights and Social Development” wherever they appear in Chapter One of Part III and Article (63) of the Child Law.

The phrase “Minister of Education” replaces the phrase “Minister of Human Rights and Social Development” and the phrase “of the Minister of Education” replaces the phrase “of the Minister of Human Rights and Social Development” wherever they appear in Chapter One of Part III of the same law.