A- Fees shall be levied on employers for the issuance or renewal of each work permit. Fees shall be levied on recruitment (Manpower) agencies and employment offices for the issuance or renewal of each license to carry their activities. Fees shall be levied on foreign employers for each permit issued in accordance with the provisions of Article 31 of this Act.The Authority shall propose the decisions with regard to the specifying the category of such fees, the ratios of increase, decrease thereof, and the circumstances under which fees may be fully or partially reimbursed, taking into account the recommendations of all parties contributing to production. The Authority shall raise such proposals to the minister who shall present same, to the cabinet, to issue resolution thereupon. The Authority shall propose default penalties, not exceeding double the amount of the fees due, and shall raise such proposal to the Minister, who shall submit the same to the cabinet to decide what it deems fit. The decision to levy fees, and default penalty shall be published in the Official Gazette.
B- The Authority shall take into consideration when proposing such fees, the National plan for the Labour Market , the extent of the ability of the Bahraini worker to compete in the labour market and that the ratio of increase in the fees must be reciprocal to the ratio of Bhrainization.
C- The Authority prior to proposing any fees must take into consideration the rules and regulations and procedure stated in this Act, provided that there shall be no change in fees, only after studies and commercial surveys with regards to the impact of these changes in fees on the general economic situation in the kingdom, and in particular to situations pertaining to inflation and the Consumer price Index.
D- The Authority shall propose separate regulations for charging fees for domestic workers and those who fall in similar category, after 3 years, as from the date of implementation of the provisions of this Act. Such proposal shall be submitted to the minister to present to the cabinet to issue a resolution, thereupon. Until such regulations are introduced the Authority shall continue to implement the provisions of Chapter Two of the Act, with regard to Employment in the Private Sector, promulgated by virtue of Decree number 23 of 1976, and the ministerial resolutions issued for its implementation.
E- The Authority shall deduct 20% (twenty per cent) of the total amount of collected fees and shall deposit it in the government’s general account.
F- The Authority shall transfer to the Labour Fund the balance of the total value of fees , after deducting the amount referred to in the above Paragraph, within the periods and in accordance with the procedure agreed upon by the Authority, the Ministry of Finance and the Labour Fund.
G- There shall be no increase on fees, enforceable at the commencement of the application of this Act, save before 1-1-2007.
Last Update: Sunday 14 February 2010