This portal provides information on the right of an Israeli resident to employ a foreign nursing care worker, and also discusses the terms of that employment.

Those who do not reside in a long-term care facility, but who need supervision from a full-time nursing professional are eligible to receive a permit to employ a foreign worker. The information presented here is divided into three parts which constitute the process of employing a foreign nursing care worker:

  • Eligibility criteria and obtaining recognition as a long-term care patient
  • The process of obtaining permits to employ a foreign worker and recruit a foreign worker from a licensed office.
  • Terms of employing a foreign worker including workers' rights with which the employer is obligated comply.

Important: A foreign worker is entitled to all the rights of an Israeli worker, including pension contributions, severance pay ect. To avoid legal proceedings and frustration, those employing foreign workers are obligated to financially prepare themselves in case of termination of employment, dismissal of the employee or the employer's death.

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