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Neglecting duties of overseas labor results in prison time, hefty fines

The Public Authority for Manpower urges employers to comply with all articles of the Labour Law and regulations governing the labor market.

Failure to comply with the regulations set by the Public Authority for Manpower may result in a prison sentence of up to three years and a fine ranging from 2,000 to 10,000 dinars per worker, or both penalties, unless a more severe penalty applies

According to sources familiar with the matter, Al-Anba newspaper has discovered that the Public Authority for Manpower has developed a comprehensive program for regularly and continuously inspecting institutions and establishments. This program aims to ensure their compliance with labor laws, as well as specific regulations and conditions.

As part of its ongoing awareness programs throughout the year, the authority has launched a campaign through its website Flashat, urging employers to comply with all articles of the Labour Law and regulations governing the labor market.

This includes emphasizing the importance of adhering to labor contracts and assigning work tasks to employees based on the permits issued by the General Authority. It should be noted that failure to comply with these regulations may result in a prison sentence of up to three years and a fine ranging from 2,000 to 10,000 dinars per worker, or both penalties, unless a more severe penalty applies. The authority also cautioned employers against hiring laborers registered with the authority under one employer’s files but authorized to work for another employer.

On the other hand, as part of the General Authority for Manpower’s efforts to create job opportunities for national workers in the private sector, and in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the General Authority for Youth (the Labour Makers Team), the authority received 137 citizens seeking employment and desiring to work under government contracts established with the Ministry of Health.

The authority stated in a press release that during the event, explanations about the jobs featured in the program, the nature of the work, and responses to applicants’ inquiries were provided. In-person interviews were conducted for 137 job seekers. Upon successful completion of the interviews, they underwent a five-week training program for Ministry of Health contracts.

This training culminated in employment for positions such as supervisor and senior supervisor, overseeing cleaning services, internal transportation, and waste disposal.

The authority emphasized that this initiative is part of its ongoing efforts to guide and motivate national talent to work in the private sector, facilitate job opportunities, and improve job security for workers in government contracts, all in compliance with government contract regulations.



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