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Name: Regulation No. 12 of 2015 regulating the organisation of Private Recruitment Agencies for the Recruitment of Non-Jordanian Domestic Workers.
Country: Jordan
Subject(s): Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services; Domestic workers
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 2015-02-16
Entry into force:
ISN: JOR-2015-R-102856
Bibliography: Legislation online in Arabic Legislation online in Arabic Prime Ministry, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Jordan PDF in Arabic PDF in Arabic (consulted on 2016-10-20)
Abstract/Citation: Regulates the private offices of recruiting Non-Jordanian Domestic Workers.
Requires employers to purchase insurance from any legally licensed company that will cover the householder (employer) for financial losses resulting from the worker leaving or ‘refusing to work’. In addition, recruiters are bound to replace domestic workers for employers in three circumstances. Firstly, recruiters must replace those who ‘refuse to work’ for their new employer during the first 30 days at no further cost to the householder and on condition that the original recruit is ‘transferred outside of the country’. Secondly, where a migrant worker fails to arrive in Jordan whether by choice or not, recruiters must provide their employer with a replacement domestic worker at no additional cost. Thirdly, the responsible recruiter must also replace a domestic worker if the employer finds her to be pregnant or are otherwise certified as unfit by the Ministry of Health. However, recruiters are not legally responsible for replacing a domestic worker if employers have caused her to leave their employment, such as in cases where they have assaulted the worker.

Repeals Regulation No. 89 of 2009 Regulating of Organizing the Private Offices of Recruiting Non Jordanian Domestic Workers. .
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