Title Order n° 3 / 2003 on the organization of special offices responsible for the admission and employment of non-Jordanians working in homes. Paragraph (G) of Section 10 of the Labour Code n° 2 of 1996 and its amendments
 

Date of adoption

 

 

2003

 

Entry into force

 

 

 

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Abstract

 

Regulations concerning the authorization of private bureaus operating in the employment of migrant domestic workers issued in accordance with Article 10 of the By-Law 3 of the Organization of Private Bureaus Operating in the Employment of migrant domestic workers By-Law no. 3 of 2003

 

According to this regulation, only authorized private bureaus may employ non-Jordanian domestic workers. The Minister of Labor will establish a committee called “The Committee of the Affairs of the Private Bureaus,” operating in employment of non-Jordanian home workers. This Committee will receive, consider, and renew applications for authorization of private bureaus.

 

The authorization is conditional. The applicant must be a Jordanian individual or a Jordanian company registered according to proper procedures. The Minister issues his approval upon the recommendation of the Committee.

 

The regulation stipulates certain obligations and responsibilities upon the private bureaus, among them is that it is prohibited from engaging minors, who are under the age of eighteen years.

 

The regulation authorizes the bureau to collect fees from the employer within certain limits set by this regulation.

 

The Organization of Private Bureaus Operating in the Employment of migrant domestic workers By-Law no. 3 of 2003 (issued in Accordance with Paragraph C of Article 10 of Labor Law no. 8 of 1995 and its amendments).

 

According to this law, a private bureau should meet the following requirements:

 

a. Its purpose is restricted to the position of mediator between the migrant domestic workers and those who employ them.

b. It must fulfill the obligations specified by the Ministry of Labor in a written document.

c. It must provide the Ministry of Labor with a financial guarantee of the amount of fifty thousand Jordanian Dinars.

d. It must follow any conditions set by the Minister of Labor in accordance with the regulations issued by him.

 

The Minister will issue the decision to authorize the bureau to operate according to the form prepared by the Ministry for this purpose. He can provisionally suspend the authorization of the bureau if it violates its obligations as specified in this by-law.

 

Conditions and Procedures of the employment of migrant domestic workers issued in accordance with article 3 of the Organization of Private Bureaus Operating in the Employment of migrant domestic workers By-Law no. 3 of 2003

 

The regulation sets certain obligations upon owners of private bureaus involved in the employment of migrant domestic workers in order to issue them work permits. The employer must inform the Ministry of his decision to renew the worker’s permit a month before its expiration. The Ministry has the right to agree or not agree to the renewal. In case the work permit is not renewed, the employer must resubmit the work permit to the Directorate of Work and Employment and to inform the Ministry of the date of the departure of the worker from the Kingdom. It is the duty of the employer to inform the proper security authorities if the worker does not exit the Kingdom.