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December 2, 2016

The Daily Star- Companies sacked more than 100 employees: Lebanon Labor Ministry, December 02 , 2016

BEIRUT: The Labor Ministry Friday said that around 100 employees working at Lebanon-based companies were at risk of losing their jobs due to the deteriorating financial situation.
The ministry said six companies informed the ministry of their intentions to lay off 38 employees, citing deteriorating financial and economic circumstances.
The Danish Refugee Council also told the ministry that it planned to terminate the contracts of 60 employees, including 45 Lebanese, 14 Palestinians and a Syrian.
Another company said its financial situation had forced it to fire four of its employees, all of whom had been working there for more than 10 years. The company refused to enter a compromise with the ministry that guarantees the rights of its fired employees, the ministry statement said.
According to Article 50, section C of the Labor Law, employers are required to give one month's notice before firing an employee if they have worked for three years. Employers are required to give two months' notice if the employee has worked between three and six years, three months if their employment lasted between six and 12 years and four months if they have been employed for more than 12 years.
The ministry reiterated a warning to companies and institutions in Lebanon from firing Lebanese employees in favor of foreign workers, in particular Syrians.
Refugees and foreign workers tend to accept significantly lower wages than Lebanese citizens.
In August, the Labor Ministry announced that it would take stricter measures against forced layoffs to replace Lebanese with foreigners.
The ministry previously announced that violating companies will be fined up to LL2,500,000 ($1,659), up from the previous LL250,000 penalty. They must pay the fine within 15 days or face additional charges.
Around 10,000 Lebanese nationals have been forced from their jobs and were replaced with "foreigners" over the past year, according to caretaker Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi

Source & Link : The Daily Star

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