Clamp on ‘illegal’ employees

FIFTY-NINE labour market violations were reported to the General Prosecution up to September 30.

Of these, five cases have been referred to the courts for legal action, Labour Market Regulatory Authority deputy chief executive for legal enforcement Yunis Al Hermi said yesterday.

An employer has been fined BD24,000 in an out-of-court settlement for illegally hiring 24 expatriates.

Seventeen expatriates have also been deported from Bahrain as part of LMRA regulations.

Meanwhile, 72 other violations were reported last month in a crackdown involving 1,742 inspection visits.

A total 1,488 cases of runway expatriate workers have also been surveyed last month.

Employers also submitted 53 notifications to deport expatriate workers after terminating their contracts.