New Iraqi Labour Law

The Iraqi Parliament has recently issued a new Iraqi labor law, which determines the rights of employees and workers in the region. 

The new law, number 37 for the year 2015 (the “New Labour Law”) replaces the old labour law, number 71 of the year 1987. The new law effective from 7 February 2016.

The New Labour Law is more detailed than the previous law relating to labor regulations of international labor standards. Remarkable are key provisions in the new law as the recruitment process and the termination of employment.