Businesses need protection too, says Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce

The Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce has proposed the enactment of fresh legislation to protect business owners and boost economic growth, citing the disturbing statistic that the Knesset has enacted no fewer than 157 laws in favour of employees, at the expense of employers, over the past ten years. The accuracy of this accounting is open to discussion since it includes environmental laws which, while they may impose burdens on employers, aren’t really pro-worker or anti-employer as such. Even so, the Federation is concerned that the aggregate of these laws is “eroding business and killing the motivation to start a business in Israel”.

The organization has submitted the bill to three coalition partners, Kadima, Yisrael Beiteinu and Atzmaut.

Source: “Israel’s chamber of commerce to seek employers’ rights law”, Ha’aretz, 11 July 2012

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