Bloomberg the Company

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Follow Us

Industry Products

Bahrain to Force Firms to Compensate Dismissed Employees

Don't Miss Out —
Follow us on:

July 31 (Bloomberg) -- Bahrain’s government will force private companies to compensate dismissed employees and extend their annual and sick leaves or face fines in a bid to improve working conditions and end human trafficking.

Under the new law, workers will get for 30 days of annual leave, at least 60 days of maternity leave instead of 45, and 15 days of sick leave with full pay, the Information Affairs Authority in Manama said in a statement today. The terms of compensation for dismissed employees weren’t disclosed.

The modifications update laws issued 36 years ago, the authority said in an e-mailed statement dated yesterday. The government had “left many legislative gaps and loopholes, especially in relationship to workers’ negotiations with management and ways of settling disputes,” according to the statement.

To contact the reporter on this story: Wael Mahdi in Manama at wmahdi@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.