Visas ultimatum

EXPATRIATE workers whose visas have been cancelled as part of a crackdown on companies that refuse to pay their labour fees will be offered a one-month grace period.
The Labour Ministry Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has begun annulling the status of staff employed by firms who decline to stump up the controversial BD10 fee.
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Fees clamp on firms paying off


A CRACKDOWN on companies which failed to pay labour fees is paying off, say officials. Around 6,000 firms had failed to pay fees to the Labour Market Regulatory Authority over the last six months, it emerged yesterday.

But many are now beginning to pay, to avoid cumulative fines and the threat of being forced to send home their foreign workers.

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