Israel to dramatically ramp-up enforcement of labour laws

Following the agreement signed between the government and the Histadrut trade union federation last February, Israel is now to see a much more intensive enforcement of labour laws than in the past.

From 20th June, there will be double the number of inspectors and a tripling of fines for employers found guilty of violating the laws.

According a report on YNet, a government official “estimates that it will issue some 2,000 fines against employers, comprising a total of NIS 20 million, and will seek indictments against some 700 businesses a year . . . We’ve gotten all the positions and the funding we need. Simplifying the fines and citation processes and doubling the number of inspectors will greatly increase enforcement.”

Full details can be found here.