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Shura Council Approves Amendments to Two Laws on Labor and Expatriates

10 Feb, 2021 09:02 AMAl Arab Newspaper, The PeninsulaIntended Audience
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The Shura Council (Advisory Council) held its regular weekly meeting on Monday, 8 February 2021 under the chairmanship of HE Speaker of the Shura Council Mr. Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud.

During the session, the Council discussed the report of the joint committee formed of the Services and Public Utilities Committee and the Internal and External Affairs Committee regarding Decree-Law No. 18 of 2020 amending some provisions of the Labor Law promulgated by Law No. 14 of 2004.

The Council also discussed the report of the same committee regarding Decree-Law No. 19 of 2020 amending some provisions of Law No. 21 of 2015 regulating the entry, exit and residence of expatriates.

After discussing the two reports, the Council approved the two decrees and decided to refer them to the esteemed government. 

The Council's session witnessed extensive discussions about the report of the joint committee of the Services and Public Utilities Committee and the Internal and External Affairs Committee regarding the general discussion request submitted by a number of members of the Council on the change of employer and travel without notification for expatriate workers.

After discussion, the Council decided to return the report to the joint committee to complete it in the light of comments and suggestions put forward by a number of members, and submit a supplementary report to the Council in this regard at a forthcoming session.

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