By The Daily Star - Wednesday, June 16, 2010
BEIRUT: Labor Minister Boutros Harb stressed the need to modernize labor laws, during the 99th International Labor Conference in Geneva on Tuesday. Harb presided over the Lebanese delegation at the conference and gave a speech, in which he confirmed Lebanon’s need to modernize its labor laws and announced he signed a draft for a new labor law last week. “The new law will be in accordance with agreements and treaties Lebanon signed with the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Arab Labor Organization,” he said. Harb explained that the draft law tackled issues such as child labor, gender discrimination, rights of the disabled, safety measures at work, health services, limiting work hours, fair wages, indemnities, and domestic workers.