• About Kav LaOved

    Kav LaOved – Worker’s Hotline is a non-profit organization which aims to protect the rights of the most disadvantaged workers in Israel, addressing violations through individual assistance, advocacy, outreach and more.

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  • Individual Assistance

    Kav LaOved serves over 35,000 workers every year. In 2012 alone, Kav LaOved compensated over 16,000,000 NIS in sums withheld by employers and entitled to workers by law (i.e. pension payments, recuperation, holidays, etc.). Over 3,394 new files were opened and 7,715 files closed in 2012. Improving Working Conditions for Migrant Workers Fighting exorbitant brokerage […]

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  • Vision

    Kav LaOved envisions an Israeli society in which workers, regardless of gender, religion, nationality, race, age and legal status in the Israeli labor market, are respected, valued, and recognized for their contributions via full and complete protection of their labor rights.

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  • Mission

    Kav LaOved aspires to prevent abuse and exploitation of workers by demanding fair employment terms and conditions, addressing both individual cases and greater phenomena of violation of workers’ rights. Kav LaOved strives to improve and strengthen: Workers’ Awareness in order to inform, educate, and empower workers to know and defend their own labor rights State […]

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  • Social Reform

    Kav LaOved’s daily encounters with workers and the injustices of the Israeli labor market led to principled actions: promoting regulatory standards, altering employment procedures, influencing public perception and increasing awareness of marginalized workers’ rights.

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  • Legislative Reform

      Initiating the Law for Substitution Annuities: A worker is guaranteed a salary that is no less than the minimum wage by the National Insurance Institute in cases of work accidents, army reserves, unemployment, or employer bankruptcy. Amending the Minimum Wage Law: The employer carries the responsibility of paying minimum wage to his/her workers based on all […]

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  • Interns

    Kav LaOved offers exciting and hands-on internship opportunities for first and second degree students to work with the situation “on the ground” in Israel regarding labor law and workers’ rights. Applicants must be able to commit a minimum of two days per week in the Tel Aviv office. For more information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator […]

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  • Petitions to the High Court of Justice (HCJ)

    The Binding Arrangement Case: According to the binding arrangement policy, an employer’s name is stamped in a worker’s passport. This ensures the loss of the worker’s legal status if s/he works for another employer, or an additional job, putting the worker at risk of arrest and deportation by the Foreigners Enforcement Unit and the Immigration Police. […]

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  • Staff

    Meet the staff of Kav LaOved.

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  • Administrative Reform

    Increasing the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor’s supervision over the employers of migrant workers by raising the fines and indictments against offensive employers and preventing abusive behavior. A substantial part of the State Comptroller Report of 2011 was based on evidence from Kav LaOved, which criticized the lack of enforcement by governmental bodies of Palestinian workers’ rights in […]

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