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Name: The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment Regulations
Country: Sri Lanka
Subject(s): Migrant workers
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1985-08-28
Entry into force:
Published on: The Gazette of Sri Lanka, 1985-08-28, No. 364/9, 9 p.
ISN: LKA-1985-R-37392
Bibliography: The Gazette of Sri Lanka, 1985-08-28, No. 364/9, 9 p.
Labour Code of Sri Lanka, 2004, Labour Legislation (in force on 31 December 2002), Ministry of Employment and Labour, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 604-608
Abstract/Citation: These Regulations prescribe the detailed conditions for obtaining a license to carry out the business of a foreign employment agency. They also determine the fees payable to the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment by every worker due to work abroad. To the Regulations is annexed, inter alia, a model employment agreement to govern domestic sector employees recruited to Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia and "other countries". Pursuant thereto the employer is required to pay the travel expenses of the employee upon assuming service. Upon the end of the contract, the employer must pay the employee, in addition to the return travel expenses, an end of service gratuity of not less than one month salary. The employer is also required to provide free accommodation, food and medical care as well as insurance coverage against accident, sickness or permanent disablement.
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