Introduction:

A private recruitment agency that brings in and handles foreign workers is obligated to return the fees it received from the foreign worker if it does not uphold its minimum obligations to the foreign worker


A private recruitment agency that brings in and handles foreign workers is obligated to return the fees it received from the foreign worker in the following cases:

  • The foreign worker does not arrive in Israel within a reasonable amount of time from when he paid.
  • The foreign worker did not receive his salary for a year from his arrival in Israel or the salary he received was less than 12 times the monthly minimum wage.

{דוגמה| A 34 year old man who lives in Sri Lanka, signed a contract with a private company so that he could work as a a nursing care worker in Israel. The employee paid the private company 3,050 NIS based on the law, but a year passed and the company still did not find him a job in Israel, The company is required to return the money to the employee because he did not get to Israel within the legal requirement of "reasonable time".

Who is Eligible?

  • Foreign workers employed in Israel.
  • Applicants to work as foreign workers in Israel that contacted Israeli recruitment firms that bring in and handle foreign workers.

How to Claim It?

  • Contact the company that the recruitment agreement was signed with and demand that the money be reimbursed.

Please Note

  • A company that does not fulfill its obligations and fails to return the money to the foreign worker violates Israeli law and can be sued in an Israeli court.
  • Payment that is not returned to the foreign worker on time will be considered as wages and will accrue interest as established by Israeli law.

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