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Increased Inspection of Immigration Authorities in the South Region

In recent days, Kan-Tor & Acco have reported a surge in on-site inspections by the Israeli Immigration Authority in the South Region. The primary focus of these inspections is to ensure that companies are in full compliance with regulations, particularly regarding the employment of foreign workers.

Key Aspects of the Inspection:

The authorities will be paying special attention to ensure that foreign employees are legally permitted to perform the type of work they are engaged in, for the specific employer that employs them and at the specific site where they work. Inspections may also cover the following areas:

  • Employment contracts that adhere to Israeli labor laws.
  • Provision of suitable housing as per the regulations.
  • Medical insurance coverage for the entire duration of the employee's contract.
  • Availability of pay slips, time clock logs, and proof of payment at the stipulated minimum or prevailing was, as well as payment for overtime.
  • Visa and Work Permit Checks: There will be an emphasis on ensuring that employees at the site possess valid visas, working for the specific company that applied on their behalf. Additionally, the exact role of the employee, as outlined in the work permit and application, will be under scrutiny.

Potential Consequences:

 Any discrepancies or violations identified during these inspections may be resulted in:

  •  A comprehensive investigation of the company's operations.
  • The deportation of any unlawfully employed foreign workers.
  • Financial penalties, and potentially criminal charges against the employer, associated HR firms, and the site owner for whom the work is being performed.
We urge all businesses operating in the region to review their current practices, prepare for such audit while ensuring they meet the Israeli Immigration Authority’s stipulations. Taking proactive measures can prevent potential legal complications.


Should you have any concerns or require assistance in this regard, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team.


Preparing a Folder for Work Site Inspection

Kan-Tor & Acco (KTA) strongly advise establishing a comprehensive folder for work site inspections

For international employees in particular, it's paramount that the documentation is meticulous, structured, and aligns with local regulatory requirements.

To enhance accessibility and ease of reference during evaluations, it's beneficial to incorporate a concise Folder Index or Table of Contents at the onset of the folder.

Whether you're an employer, an HR company, or a site proprietor, it's essential to ascertain that all documents remain current and are stored securely. Adopting the practice of maintaining a digital backup of these documents is prudent. Always remain cognizant of privacy statutes and ensure that delicate personal data is managed with the highest level of care and security.

KTA offers the option of safeguarding pertinent documents via cloud-protected services. This ensures that the information remains consistently updated and can serve as the primary reference during inspection audits, negating the need for on-site evaluations.


Best Regards,


Amit Acco, Senior Partner


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