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New mandatory area tax

As expected the new area tax goes into effect today, March 20th, 2011. This new tax effects all workers in Israel. In fact it has been kept so secret, that you probably haven’t heard anything about it on the news. … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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