How can foreign workers exit and re-enter Israel?

Foreign workers leaving Israel for vacation purposes or to visit their home country are in a legally problematic situation. In most cases, visas granted to foreign workers require them to stay in Israel for the duration of their employment. Workers who leave Israel without a permit risk not being able to return afterwards, and even…

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Working hours of foreign workers in Israel

Of all the rights of foreign workers in Israel, working hours is one of the issues most surrounded by ambiguity. Foreign workers are often unaware that they are entitled to payment for overtime, same as local employees, starting from the 42d work hour in a single week and from the moment they’ve exceeded the allotted…

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When is it permissible to detain a foreigner?

The issue of an immigration inspector or police officer’s authority to detain a person whom they consider suspicious has come up several times in the past, in the Palmore report on the fight against racism, as well as in various court rulings in the context of racism against black people in Israel and racism in…

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Firing foreign workers – what does the law say?

Firing foreign workers raises many questions. Foreign workers are entitled to a variety of labor rights reserved for them. This applies not only to the period of employment itself, but also to the termination of the employment relationship. It is important to be thoroughly familiar with the procedure for terminating a worker’s employment, in order…

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Maternity leave for a foreign worker (legal information)

Is a foreign worker in Israel entitled to maternity leave? The attorneys in our office specialize in the area of foreign workers, so they are often asked about this. In general, many of the rights to which female workers in Israel are entitled are equally applicable to female foreign workers. However, in practice, foreign workers…

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Translating a professional certificate for work purposes in Israel

Many foreign workers must translate their professional certificates in order to work in Israel. This is true for employees in a number of fields, including nursing workers and foreign experts invited to Israel, as well as other industries such as the construction and hotel industries. It is important that the certificate be translated in accordance…

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Foreign worker visa in Israel (legal information)

Obtaining a foreign worker visa is often a complicated legal process. The State of Israel limits the number of foreign workers allowed to work and live in its territory. We see many cases of applications being rejected due to late submission or missing paperwork and other required details. To help you avoid similar situations, we…

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