Department of Labour-This is to notify and inform the general public that the SHORT-TERM WORK PERMIT (E-Work Permit) is now being initiated by the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources. The employers wishing to import foreign workers even for the duration less than 30 days should now compulsorily apply online through MoLHR-MIS with immediate effect. Besides the normal required documents, the individual/FWRA/employers should submit the medical clearance certificate of the foreigners obtained from the country of origin.This notification is referred to the approval of the night halt work permits only and for other categories and updates, MoLHR will keep notifying in future.

Notification regarding Non-payments of wages (DoL)

This is to notify the Employers that the Department of Labour is receiving huge numbers of workplace grievances on non-payment of wages by the employers. According to the Section 118 to 122 of Labour and Employment Act of Bhutan 2007, it is the responsibility of the employers to ensure a timely payment of wages to the employees. Failing to do so shall be liable to pay a penalty as per the Section 123 of Act.

Therefore, the Department of Labour would like to inform the employers to ensure that the employee’s wages are paid on time. The principal contractors and employers shall be held accountable for non-compliance of the aforementioned sections.

Issued for strict compliance with immediate effect