A man on a wheelchair arrives to vote at a polling station in Beirut, Sunday, May 6, 2018. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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A long-running saga over the stalled implementation of a law designed to promote the rights of disabled people in Lebanon entered a new chapter recently when the Labor Ministry committed to administering the law. The Disability Rights Act No. 220 (also known as Law 220), passed 18 years ago, obliges the private sector to hire a certain number of employees with disabilities.Companies with 30 to 60 employees must hire at least one disabled person, while larger companies must hire a number of disabled employees equivalent to 3 percent of the workforce.Nawaf Kabbara, president of the National Association for the Rights of Disabled People in Lebanon, said the failure to implement Law 220 comes down to the lobbying abilities of the parties involved.
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