Syrian workers are seen at a construction site in Beirut. (File/The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Labor Ministry warns against sacking Lebanese for foreignersCompanies have two weeks to request work permits for their foreign workers, or risk facing punitive measures, the Labor Ministry announced Monday, warning against laying off Lebanese to replace them with low-paid foreigners. The statement dismissed excuses given by employers to avoid requesting a work permit, especially "using the residency permit issued by General Security to bypass the law and exempt themselves from requesting work permits".It said the ministry had already given the establishments "several months" to address their foreign workers' statuses, warning that the "mercy period" was over.
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