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Original name: قانون رقم 48 لسنة 2008 قانون معدل لقانون العمل
Name: Law No. 48 of 2008 amending the Labour Code.
Country: Jordan
Subject(s): Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2008-07-15
Entry into force:
Published on: Al-Jarida Al-Rasmiya, 2008-08-17, No. 4924, P. 3487
ISN: JOR-2008-L-89325
Bibliography: Al-Jarida Al-Rasmiya, 2008-08-17, No. 4924, P. 3487
Legislation on-line in Arabic Legislation on-line in  Arabic Prime Ministry, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Jordan, p. 3487 PDF Of Law in Arabic PDF Of Law in Arabic (consulted on 2012-02-11)
Abstract/Citation: The Labour Law is amended as follows:
Section 1: The new law is referred to in the present Law by "The Law amending the Labour Law of 2008" and read in conjunction with the Law No. 8 of 1996, referred to by the original Law as amended. The Law enters into force as from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

Section 2: Section 2 of the original Law is amended in fine as follows: the following definition is added at the end of this section: "Tripartite commission": Tripartite commission for labour affairs is established under the provisions of section 43 of the present Law.

Section 3: section 3 of the original Law is repealed and replaced as follows:
a) Subject to the provisions of paragraph (b) of this section, the provisions of this law shall apply to all workers and employers, except for public servants and municipal employees.
b) Agricultural and domestic workers, cooks and gardeners, as well as assimilated persons are covered under by laws to be issued for this purpose. Such text shall regulate their contracts, rest hours, inspection and any other issues concerning their employment.

Section 4: Section 12(1)(c) of the original Law is amended by repealing the expression "those who are excluded from the scope of the Law according to section 3(c) and (d)" and to be replaced by the expression: " those to whom section 3(b) of the present Law is applicable".

Section 5: Section 29 of the original Law is amended as follows:
I.To add the expression "or all other forms of sexual assault punishable under the legislation in force".
II.The numbers of the paragraphs are reorganized from 1 to 7.
III.To add the expression as follows: b) If the Minister finds that an employer or his/her representative assaulted his/her employee or worker, by beating or exercising any sexual abuse against them, the minister may order to closure of the establishment for a period that deems appropriate, taking into account the provisions of any other legislation in force.

Section 6: Section 43 of the original Law is repealed and replaced as follows: A tripartite commission for labour affairs is established. It is chaired by the Minister, and its members are representatives form the Ministry and from employers and workers with equal numbers.

Section 7: Section 77 of the original Law is repealed and replaced as follows:
a)If the employer or the director of the establishment committed any offence of any section of this chapter or any provision of by-laws or order issued according to this chapter, he/she shall be punished by a fine not less than 300 dinars and not exceeding 500 dinars. The punishment should not be reduced below the minimum required by law.
b)In addition to the penalty provided by law, an employer shall be punished if he/she requests an a employee to work by force, fraud or threat, including confiscating his/her passport, by a fine of not less than 500 dinars, but less than 1,000 dinars.
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