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  1. Jordan - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Interim Law No. 26 of 2010 amending the Labour Code.

    Adoption: 2010-07-15 | JOR-2010-L-85213

    Amends a number of provisions in the Labour Code. Section 2 concerning definitions of is amended by deleting "a group of workers or" by "collective labour dispute". Section 10 is also amended concerning the establishment of private employment agencies. Section 11 is modified as is section 12 concerning the employment and recruitment of non-Jordanian workers as well as technical and vocational training. Section 13 is deleted and replaced concerning employment of disabled workers. Section 15 is amended concerning language of the employment contract for foreign workers. Section 21 adds a new paragraph (d) concerning reaching the pensionable age under the Social Security Act. Section 25 is deleted and replaced by a new section concerning appeal against dismissal. Section 31(a) is amended slightly with respect to numbering. Section 32 is amended coverage of workers. Section 39 adds a new paragraph (b) concerning issuing instructions on registration and adherence to collective labour contracts. Section 40 is deleted and replaced by a new section concerning collective labour contracts. Section 42 is amended by deleting paragraph (a) and inserting new paragraphs (a) and (b) concerning composition of collective labour contracts. Section 44 is deleted and replaced concerning collective bargaining. Section 52 is deleted and replaced by a new paragraph concerning the Tripartite Committee. Minor amendments are made to section 53 (change in amount of dinar). Section 54 id deleted and replaced by a new paragraph concerning the establishment of the Wage Authority. Section 57 is amended by adding a new phrase at the end of the paragraph concerning number of days that apply to this section. Section 58 is deleted and replaced by a new section concerning application of provisions on hours to management personnel. Section 61 has minor change. Section 65 is amended by deleted a phrase at the end of the paragraph and replacing it with a new wording "or on the basis of a report of a medical committee approved by the enterprise". section 66 and 72 (deletion of the word "married") have minor amendments made to them.Section 98 is deleted and replaced by a new section concerning establishment and composition of trade unions. Section 99 is deleted and replaced by a new section concerning objectives of trade unions. Section 100 is amended concerning internal rules of trade unions. Section 102 is amended concerning registration of trade unions. Section 103 is deleted and replaced by a new section concerning depositing amendments to internal rules for trade unions. Section 107 is deleted and replaced by a new section concerning setting of rules for trade unions by the Tripartite Committee. Section 108 is deleted and replaced by a new section concerning protection of trade unionists and non-discrimination by the employer. Section 109 is deleted and replaced by a new section concerning funds of trade unions. Section 110(e) is deleted and replaced by a new paragraph on regulation of the business of trade unions. Section 113 is deleted and replaced by a new section on records of trade unions and employers' associations. Section 115 is deleted and replaced by a new section on establishment of subordinate committees. Section 116 is deleted and replaced concerning violation of internal rules of trade unions. Section 118 is deleted and replaced by new section on financial reports of trade unions. Section 119(a) is deleted and replaced by a new section on penalties with respect to continuation of dissolved trade unions. Section 137 is amened by re-numbering paragraph (c) by making it (c)(1) and adding a new (c)(2) concerning extent of application of (c)(1). Paragraph (d) is deleted.

  2. Jordan - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Law No. 48 of 2008 amending the Labour Code. (قانون رقم 48 لسنة 2008 قانون معدل لقانون العمل) - Legislation on-line in  Arabic

    Adoption: 2008-07-15 | Date of entry into force: 2008-08-17 | JOR-2008-L-89325

    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.

  3. Jordan - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Law No. 12 of 2007 amending the Labour Code - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-02-20 | Date of entry into force: 2007-05-02 | JOR-2007-L-98871

    Article 1 provides that this law shall be read in conjunction with original Law No. 8 of 1996 and considered together as one Law. Amends Article 20 concerning intellectual property rights and Article 33 concerning redundancy payments.

  4. Jordan - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Law No. 30 of 2006 amending the Labour Code. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2006-04-01 | Date of entry into force: 2006-05-16 | JOR-2006-L-98872

    Amends Art. 12 concerning migrant workers.

  5. Jordan - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Law No. 11 of 2004 amending the Labour Code. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-03-02 | Date of entry into force: 2004-05-16 | JOR-2004-L-98873

  6. Jordan - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Law No. 11 of 1999 amending the Labour Code. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999-03-09 | Date of entry into force: 1999-04-01 | JOR-1999-L-98874

  7. Jordan - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Law No. 12 of 1998 amending the Labour Code. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998-09-01 | JOR-1998-L-98875

  8. Jordan - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Law No. 12 of 1997 amending the Labour Code.

    Adoption: 1997-02-25 | Date of entry into force: 1997-03-16 | JOR-1997-L-46979

    Amends section 3 of the original Act by adding in the preamble "with due consideration of paragraph (g) of section 12 of this Act". Repeals paragraph (g) of section 12 of the original Act concerning the fees to be paid by employers for non-Jordanian workers.

  9. Jordan - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Labour Code (No. 8 of 1996). - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1996-03-02 | Date of entry into force: 1996-05-30 | JOR-1996-L-45676

    This Code repeals the Labour Code, Act No. 21 of 1960, and all amendments made thereto; regulations, instructions and decisions issued thereunder shall remain in force for a maximum period of two years unless they conflict with the new Labour Code. Chapter I defines the words and expressions to be used in the Code, including casual work, temporary work, seasonal work, collective agreement, young persons, occupational disease, and industrial injury. Article 3 specifies persons who are excluded from the scope of the Code. Chapter II covers labour inspection. Chapter III covers recruitment and career guidance, providing for, inter alia, the organization of the labour market and for career guidance by the Ministry of Labour, for the establishment of private employment offices, and for the employment of non-Jordanians. Chapter IV relates to contracts of employment, including subcontracting work; validity of contracts in case of change in employer, and termination or suspension of contracts of employment in certain economic or technical conditions. Chapter V covers vocational training contracts. Chapter VI provides for collective agreements, the drafting of such agreements, and the parties to which such agreements are binding. Chapter VII provides for protection of remuneration; remuneration shall be specified in the contract of employment. Chapter VIII covers organization of work and leave time: periods of work, rest, work offenses, and penalties and measures taken to that effect, including dismissal. This chapter also concerns industries and trades where women's work is prohibited; hours during which women may not be employed; maternity leave with full pay; the provision of child care under certain conditions; the prohibition of employing young persons under the age of 16; hours of work for young persons; documents to be submitted by young persons prior to their employment; and fines to be paid for the violation of this chapter. Chapter IX provides for occupational safety and health; necessary precautions and measures for the protection of workers to be taken by employers, and types of work where a person cannot be employed without a medical check-up to certify his physical fitness for such work. Chapter X covers work injuries and occupational diseases; the provisions of this chapter cover workers not covered by the Social Security Law in force. Chapter XI relates to the establishment of trade unions; the objective of trade unions; the statutes of trade unions; unions branches; and trade union registration. Chapter XII covers the settlement of collective labour disputes; the appointment of conciliation officers; mediation proceedings; industrial tribunals; fines liable in case of violation of the provisions of a settlement or award; and strikes and lock-outs. Available in English.


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