Dubai: A total of 22 people have been fined BD345,000 in Bahrain for illegally employing people without a permit, local media reported
According to Chief Prosecutor at the Ministries and Public Bodies Prosecution Bader Al Hassan, the 22 people were involved in seven cases, and that the Lower Criminal Court issued fines against them ranging from BD1,000 to BD24,000 for being convicted of charges related to illegal employment and recruitment of domestic workers.
In a press statement circulated by the Public Prosecution yesterday, the Chief Prosecutor said, “The Public Prosecution had received several reports from the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) about a number of individuals applying for Commercial Registrations (CRs) in order to obtain work permits.
Following close inspection of the shops for which these CRs were issued, it was found that they do not engage in any commercial activities. “It was proven that the defendants were able to obtain and keep work permits not for the legal intended purpose.
Reports were also received in relation to the defendants’ illegal supply and recruitment of domestic workers, as well as the recruitment of other categories of workers without permit. The Public Prosecution had interrogated the accused and referred them to the concerned court for their violation of the Labour Market Regulatory Law.