Foreign workers and asylum seekers are entitled to fair and humane treatment just like everyone else. Here you will find important information for the employer and foreign worker - beginning with a clarification of the conditions necessary to receive a permit to hire a foreign worker through the specific worker rights and employer obligations. Pay attention to the aid organizations listed at the bottom of this page. There is also a separate portal that deals specifically with Employing a Foreign Nursing Care Worker and provides comprehensive information for employers and foreign workers in this area
General Conditions for Employing a Foreign Worker
- Employment of Foreign Workers Fee
- Employment Conditions for Foreign Workers
- Health Insurance for Foreign Workers
- National Insurance for Foreign Workers
- Appropriate Housing for Foreign Workers
- Employment Contract for Foreign Workers
- Holding the Documents of a Foreign Worker
- Pensions for Foreign Workers
- Foreign Workers may not be Charged Brokerage Fees
- National Insurance Fees for Foreign Workers
- Employers of foreign workers in the construction industry, unique technology fields and nursing companies, must make a monthly deposit
- Employers of foreign workers in the hotel industry must make a monthly deposit
- Withdrawal of deposited funds by foreign workers in the construction industry, unique technology fields and nursing companies
- Deposits for Foreign Workers who are Asylum Seekers
Permitted Deductions from a Foreign Worker's Salary
Rights and Obligations of Employers in Various Industries
- Employing a Foreign Nursing Care Worker
- Guide for Employing Foreign Workers in the Agriculture Field on the Population and Immigration Authority website
- Transferring a Foreign Worker in Agriculture to a Different Employer
- Conditions for Permits for Personnel Contractors to Employ Foreign Workers in the Construction Industry on the Population and Immigration Authority website
- Renewing the Permit of a Foreign Worker that is not in the Nursing Field on the Population and Immigration Authority website
Employing Asylum Seekers
Violating the Employment Rights of Foreign Workers
- Kav Lamassik Information and Legal Advice for Foreign Workers
- Welfare Department - Jerusalem Municipality
- Worker's Hotline
- Hotline for Refugees and Migrants
- Physicians for Human Rights - Israel
Assistance in Employing Nursing Care Workers
- Internet hot line for those who employ foreign nursing care workers
- Elder care law services
- Yad Riva - Legal aid for senior citizens
- Reut and Eshel - Guidance services for senior citizens and their families who care for them.
- Kav Lamassik Information and Legal Advice for Foreign Workers.
- Ba-Bayit- Welfare and Aid for the Golden Age
- For a complete lists of organizations offering assistance and support to senior citizens
- For a comprehensive categorized listing of healthcare organizations offering assistance and support to people with disabilities click here.
- The Population and Immigration Authority
- The Foreign Workers' Employment Rights Ombudsman
- The National Insurance Institute
- The Interior Ministry
Laws & Regulations
- The Foreign Workers Law - 1991
- The Foreign Workers Regulations (Prohibition Against Illegal Employment and Guarantee of Fair Conditions (Appropriate Housing)) - 2000
- The Foreign Workers Regulations (Salary Deduction Amounts for Appropriate Housing) - 2000
- The Rights of Foreign Workers on the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services website
- Foreign Workers - Information for Employers and Workers on the Population and Immigration Authority website
- Information Regarding the Employment of Foreign Workers and Illegal Infiltrators on the Population and Immigration Authority website
- Information on the Illegal Employment of Foreign Workers and Asylum Seekers - on the Population and Immigration Authority website.
- The Rights of Migrant Workers in the Agriculture Field, 2019 Worker's Hotline.
- The Rights of Migrant Workers in the Nursing Field, 2019 Worker's Hotline.
- Original translation performed by The Shira Pransky Project as part of a grant from The Fellowship Fund.