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Rights of Foreign Workers

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It is important to know that a foreign worker in the State of Israel is entitled to the same employment conditions as an Israeli worker, as well as special rights that must be written into his employment contract.

Anyone who violates these rights commits an offense and faces hefty fines, and even to MasR. Therefore, it is important that both a foreign worker and his employers know the rights and make sure they are exercised.

The following are some examples of the rights of foreign workers:

Employment contract for foreign workers

Each employer must give the foreign worker a signed copy of the employment contract for foreign workers. The copy will be written in the language that the employee understands and will detail his or her employmentbenefits.

Social Security Services for Foreign Workers

The National Insurance Institute covers foreign workers from work-related injuries and accidents, as well as with regard to motherhood, severance pay and compensation, which the employer did not pay for bankruptcy.

Health insurance for foreign workers

Foreign workers are not entitled to state health services, but their employers are obligated to provide them with private health insurance, which is equivalent to that of basicstate health insurance.

Holding a passport

According to Israeli law, anyone who resents the country is required to carry official identification documents.

Foreign workers’ quarters

Each employer is required to provide a foreign worker with adequate accommodation in accordance with the regulations, for the duration of his employment and at least one week after his employment date has ended. These accommodationswill include, among other things, an area of accommodation of at least 4 square meters per employee and up to 6 employees in oneroom.

Weekly rest and holiday holidays

Like Israeli workers, the weekly rest and holiday vacations apply to foreign workers. Foreign workers who are not Jewish are entitled to the weekly rest day on their weekly rest day according to their religion (Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays), and for holiday vacations at times that apply to Jewish workers or, alternatively, at times when their holidays apply, according to the employees’ preferred.

Foreign nursing workers living in patients’ homes

Although all foreign workers have the rules of working hours and rest of Israeli workers. These do not apply to the foreign workers who are nursingcare workers and live in the patients’ homes.

How to pay the wages of foreign workers

In general, it can be said that the employer has two options for paying the wages of foreign workers – in cash or by depositing the payment into the employee’s bank account to abank account in Israel where there is no third party (other than the employee) in power of attorney or rights – according to their preference. This rulealso relates to other payments due to the worker due to his work and during which, in certain circumstances, an employer will be entitled to pay the wages of foreign workers following a bank check(check) or postal check, if the employee wishes to do so or agrees to it.

Pay slips

As a rule, an employer is obligated to deliver a pay slip to an employee at a time that is not later than the ninth day of the month after the month for which the salary is paid.

The importance ofaccompanying an experienced lawyer in the field in the process

As you can understand, the law creates quite a few subtle nuances that distinguish between an Israeli worker and a foreign worker. So even if you have been employing Israeli workers for years, there are still quite a few legal bins in which you may fall undetocated and due to the knowledge of the law. Therefore, it is important to use the services of a lawyer who specializes in this field and is experienced in it.