Jordan reviews Labour Law to address enforcement gaps

Policy makers and civil society in Jordan discuss proposed amendments to enhance the country’s labour law enforcement in the judiciary.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Jordan’s Bar Association, the ILO will bring together civil society groups and government representatives to review the country’s labour code. The meeting will focus particular on parts of the legislation most often employed to bring cases to court. Stakeholders hope to provide recommendations for amendments on how to address gaps in enforcement as well as ensure non-discrimination and gender equality are adequately addressed by the judiciary.

This workshop follows a request made by the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Labour and Finance to the ILO seeking technical assistance on legislative reforms. The Labour Law (No. 8 of 1996) and its related Interim Act (No. 26 of 2010) are currently being reviewed by the House of Representatives in Jordan.