Jordan: Labor Law Is Amended

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​Recent amendments to Jordan’s primary employment legislation include pay equity provisions, paternity leave and revised onsite child care requirements.

The Jordanian Labor Law No. (8) of 1996 (“Labor Law”) is the primary piece of legislation governing the employment relationship as amended by Law No. (14) of 2019 issued in the Official Gazette mid-May 2019 (“amended law”). The amended law introduces new provisions that will have a significant impact on the employment relationship. Amendments affect no less than 40 articles of the Labor Law, the most important of which are as follows:

Wages

The amended law introduces the concept of “discrimination in wages,” which is defined as the inequality in payment of wages between employees based on gender….



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