ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Aug 2009In August 2009, the government of Bahrain announced a change to the rules for resident foreign nationals.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Labour Market Regulatory Authority (16 April 2009). Decision No (79) for 2009 Regarding the mobility of foreign employee from one employer to another. Available at http://www.lmra.bh/en/resolutiondetails.php?id=334
The National. (5 May 2009). Bahrain ends sponsor system. Available at http://www.thenational.ae/article/20090505/FOREIGN/705049806/1002
On 16 April 2009, the Labour Market Regulatory Authority of Bahrain announced a liberalization of the regulations for foreign workers. From the beginning of August 2009, foreign workers are allowed to change their job without the consent of their employer. Under the prior Employer Sponsorship System, foreign workers could not change companies freely as it would trigger the termination of their work visa.
Under Decree 79 (2009), foreign workers may terminate their contract with a three months notice.