BEIRUT: The Labor Ministry Thursday fined 37 businesses across Lebanon for employing foreign workers without proper paperwork, part of an ongoing crackdown.
According to a statement, teams from the ministry accompanied by members of the Internal Security Forces inspected 64 businesses and shops over two days, the state-run National News Agency reported.
The teams inspected businesses in Furn al-Shubbak and Hadath Wednesday, and 12 areas, including Tripoli, Nabatieh and Ashrafieh, Thursday.
Ten warnings were also issued. Labor Minister Camille Abousleiman launched a plan in June with 13 measures to crack down on unauthorized labor, giving workers and their employers a one-month grace period to apply for a permit. The grace period ended in July.
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