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Transfer of foreign worker to another employer


a. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (b) of this Article, a foreign worker shall have - without the consent of Employer - the right to transfer to any other employer, without prejudice to the rights determined for the employer under the provisions of the Law or the provisions of the employment contract that has been concluded between the two parties, provided that the foreign worker has spent at least one calendar year in his current job. LMRA shall grant the foreign worker sufficient period of time, following the expiry or cancellation of his work permit, to allow him to transfer to another employer, if he so wishes, and issue a work permit therefor. The worker, during such period, shall not be allowed to engage in any other employment. An order shall be issued by the Board of Directors which shall determine the procedures related to the transfer of a foreign worker, controls on the grant of period and its term.

b. A worker shall not have the right of transfer or to be granted the period of time referred to in the preceding paragraph, in any of the following cases:

  1. If he forfeits any of the conditions required for the grant of permit.
  2. If a final criminal verdict involving a criminal punishment or a crime affecting honor or integrity.
  3. If he breaches the conditions of the work permit issued for him.


* The provisions of paragraph (a) of Article (25) has been amended as per Article One of the Law No. (15) of 2011.


Last Update: 20-03-2024.