[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]To impose penalties on violators to implement the National Employment Law and Regulations
The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers obliged foreign companies to employ 50% of the Iraqi workforce as part of their investment projects, while saluting the same penalties for violators of the National Labor Law and Regulations.
"The ministry has submitted a proposal to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to oblige foreign companies to employ Iraqi labor at a rate of not less than 50% of the total labor used in investment projects that have an investment license from the Authority," a ministry statement said. National investment or investment agencies in the provinces as well as not allowing foreign workers to work inside Iraq without obtaining the work permit provided for in the Labor Law No. (37) for the year 2015.
He added that "the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers took the proposal of the Ministry and issued an order prohibiting the granting of entry features of foreign companies to work in Iraq only after making sure that the contract concluded with the government agencies involve the obligation of foreign companies to review the Department of Foreigners in the Ministry of Labor for the purpose of granting workers working in them work permit and to activate Paragraph (5) of the Diwani Order (46) for the year 2012, which obligates the ministries and entities wishing to contract with foreign companies to enter into contracts requiring companies to review the Ministry of Labor within thirty days of entering the foreign worker for the purpose of issuing work permits.
And between Khafaji that companies or ministries violating the bear the legal consequences involved in the imposition of financial fines with the failure to pay the financial dues of those companies or violators.
He pointed out that Decree No. 80 of 2013 issued by the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers hindered the work of the ministry regarding the employment of national labor, as it gave powers to the director of residence or head of mission or authorized to grant the attributes of entry of investors, businessmen and experts without passing through the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, The Ministry to submit its proposals to amend the said resolution and obtained approval by the Secretariat General.
He added that the Ministry of Labor sent a new proposal to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to choose the percentage of Iraqi labor provided for in the paragraph mentioned by job seekers registered within the database of the ministry and is awaiting approval.