Justice Ministry, LMRA Launch Joint Initiative to Provide Administrative Assistance to Registered Workers in Filing Civil Lawsuits

Manama, Apr. 8 (BNA): The Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments and the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) announced a joint initiative for providing administrative assistance in filing civil lawsuits for workers registered with approved labour registration centres, following the initiative launched by the Ministry and LMRA in 2020, facilitating the filing of labour cases by expatriate workers.

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Bahrain maintains its Status in the US Department of State’s Report on combating people trafficking

Manama, July 1 (BNA): Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Chief Executive Officer H.E Mr. Jamal Abdulaziz Al Alawi extended his congratulations to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, for maintaining the Kingdom of Bahrain’s status within (Tier-1) for the fourth consecutive year in the field of combating people trafficking. Continue reading

LMRA allows under travel ban expats to obtain work permits


The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Ministry of Justice regarding expats with a court-ordered Travel Ban, where they will be allowed to obtain a Work Permit, and subsequently legalize their presence in the Kingdom. Continue reading

What to do in case Employer has taken the passport and refusing to give it back

My employer/sponsor has taken my passport and is refusing to give it back to me even after I demanded it, citing that it is ” a company policy” or that it is detained for”safe-guarding”

Although this is out of LMRA’s jursidication, please note that the laws of Bahrain stipulate the following Continue reading