What is the change? The Ministry of Interior’s Population and Immigration Authority recently announced that it will begin conducting unannounced workplace inspections of companies that employ foreign workers, including refugees.

What does the change mean? The inspections will focus, among other things, on compliance with labor and immigration rules, work permit terms and geographical (place of work) limitations.

  • Implementation time frame: Ongoing. The inspections are expected to begin in the coming weeks.
  • Visas/permits affected: All visas and permits.
  • Who is affected: Companies that employ foreign workers, including refugees.
  • Business impact: Businesses found to be in violation of labor or immigration law may face legal action from the Israeli government.

BAL Analysis: Companies face serious consequences if employees are found to be conducting activities that are not allowed on the permit or visa they hold. Employers are urged to conduct an internal audit to ensure they are in compliance with applicable labor and immigration laws. BAL is able to assist in this process.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Israel. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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