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Economy and Society: March 20, 2013

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The High Court of Justice this week rejected the petition of Yolanda Gloten, a home health aide who demanded overtime pay, ruling that current Israeli labor laws do not apply to live-in caregivers. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 20th, 2013 at 11:56 am

Economy and Society: January 8, 2012

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A nationwide inspection of law firms carried out by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor has found evidence of violations of labor laws at 15 of the 22 firms inspected.


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January 8th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Judiciary: November 18, 2011

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The Courts Administration has fired two pregnant judicial assistants after they gave notification of their pregnancy,  in violation of labor laws.  The two assistants in question are employed as the personal assistants of two judges.  In both cases the Courts Administration asked the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor for approval of the dismissal after the fact.

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November 18th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Economy: 19 August 2010

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Only 46 full-time inspectors are employed in Israel to enforce labor laws which apply to 2.9 million workers. Each inspector oversees 62,000 workers. The Ministry of Finance refuses to authorize budget additions, despite the fact that Israel is ranked third from last in terms of labor law enforcement among OECD countries.

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August 19th, 2010 at 8:37 am