381 migrant worker deportation decisions issued in first half of 2022

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AMMAN — According to a report issued by the Ministry of Labor’s Central Inspection Directorate, 381 decisions to deport migrant workers were issued during the first half of 2022, based on Article 12 of the Labor Law. Sixty-eight of these decisions were retracted after fines were paid, Al-Ghad News reported.اضافة اعلان

During the same period, the ministry issued warnings to 35 establishments employing unauthorized migrant workers, and fined 741 establishments.

Article 12 of the Labor Law gives the minister the right to deport workers at the expense of the employer or director of an establishment, a decision that must be implemented within two years from the date the decision was issued.

The 2019 amendments to the Labor Law, which are currently on the parliament’s agenda, raise the fine imposed on those who mediate the employment of workers inside or outside the Kingdom without a license to between JD3,000 and JD5,000 from the now JD500 to JD1,500.

It grants the Minister of Labor the power to issue instructions that include the professions that non-Jordanian workers are prohibited from working in, the percentages of non-Jordanian workers that may be hired by employers, and the guarantees the latter must provide for this purpose.

The reason for deportation was also added by a decision of the Minister of Labor, and the period during which the deported worker is prohibited from returning to the Kingdom was increased from three to five years.

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