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Night shift work

"Night shift" is specifically defined in the "work and rest hours" labor law (1951): "Any work day of which at least two hours are between 22:00 and 06:00 shall be considered night shift." Note: It is enough that a minimum … Continue reading

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Is bereavement leave mandatory ?

Well, here’s the thing. As strange as this sounds, there is no law that forces employers to pay employees who were on bereavement leave for family members. Now, most employers in the private sector are sympathetic and will pay the … Continue reading

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What happens to my unused vacation days ?

So, what actually happens to your unused vacation days ? It really depends on the employer’s policy and whether you are continuing to work for the same employer. The vacation days are annual, but are actually credited each month proportionate … Continue reading

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What can happen when an employer fires a pregnant woman

This is a true story. The names have been changed for obvious reasons. In 2004, Sharon was hired as a temp replacement. She was well liked and did her job to the employer’s satisfaction. 2 days before completion of 6 … Continue reading

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What days cannot be included in employee’s vacation ?

All employees are entitled to vacation days according to law. This is mandatory for all employers in Israel. The Annual Vacation law specifically states in paragraph 5 the days that shall not be counted as an employee’s annual vacation days:1) … Continue reading

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Employee’s Rights Handbook

Soon to be released ! The first ever English language Employee’s Rights Handbook ! This comprehensive guide explains in layman’s terms the makeup of the Israeli payslip, how to read it, explained are the basic labor laws, sick leave pay, … Continue reading

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Mandatory Pension law

The mandatory pension law was recently updated (Sept 7, 2010).Originally planned for gradual annual updates from 2008 – 2013, when the mandatory % will reach 15% (5% employee, 5% employer and 5% severance pay -employer) The new revision now ads … Continue reading

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Garnished Salary

Many employees fear that if they owe money to a third party, that their employer can withhold salary owed them and forward the withheld sum to the third party. Well, I have some good news for those employees, and this … Continue reading

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what about the training ?

For all of you who are accepted as a new employee: Read this important info before you start work   When an employer gives on the job training, he is required by law to pay the employee for training hours. … Continue reading

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