New Labor Regulations are Now Put into Practice

May 26, 201510 Comments

kuwait-tower-cityVarious work departments in Kuwait have put into practice the decision to restrict changes in information and profession details on work permits. It is applicable only after an employee has worked for at least 2 years for the same employer.

According to the source, Jamal Al-Doussary, the director of the Manpower Public Authority has confirmed the decision. Doussary also clarifies that the latest decision wherein the various organizations with at least 25 employees should get their own representatives is applicable with effect from May 11, 2015.

During a recent parliamentary session, MP Khalil Abul talked about improving the way expatriate workers are treated. The other key points of discussion included taking care of the fraud visa traders in Kuwait who promise foreign workers to offer a job for a fee, but end up with providing no jobs. Kuwait presents a broad range of career opportunities for expats hailing from Egypt, Asia (Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan), and several other Arab countries. The country has a population structure wherein about 30 percent of the population constitutes the nationals. As per the statistics, only 1.3 million are Kuwaitis, while expats constitute around 2.9 million people in the country.

Kuwait is one of the best countries to work in the Gulf and ranked higher in the Global Rights Index 2014 published by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). The Index is based on around 97 indicators, such as threats, physical violence, intimidation, and the guarantee of protection under the law.

The favorable labor regulations and healthy work conditions for Kuwaitis as well as expatriates can attract more job seekers in the country.

Author – Swati Srivastava is an avid writer with a keen interest on the extensive domain of job search and career counselling for job seekers in Kuwait and the entire GCC region.


1: Kuwait has frozen the number of expatriates in the country
2: New health insurance system for expatriates in Kuwait
3: Expat Bachelors Removal
4: Medical fees for expats may rise in Kuwait
5: New Medical Tests For Hiring Expats
6: Fines for sheltering illegals (Via ArabTimes) , Kuwait
7: Announced to remove the bachelors from residential areas (Via Arabtimes)
8: Ban on domestic helpers from 12 countries
9: 60 days grace period for Expats in Kuwait (Via Arabtimes)
10: 3 Days grace period to help the violators (Via Arabtimes)

1: Official paid holidays in Kuwait ( Article 68 )
2: Salary Calculation with sick leaves ( Article 69 )
3: 24 consecutive hours rest for employees ( Article 67 )

4: Working hours for ladies in Kuwait ( Article 22 )
5: Paid Maternity Leave ( Article 24 )
6: Kids nursery at work, if female workers +50 and male +200 ( Article 25 )
7: Entitles to 21 days leave with pay to perform Hajj ( Article 76 )
8: 100 days Probation period of the worker, Kuwait ( Article 32 )
9: Accommodation for workers in Kuwait ( Article 34 )

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  1. Kuwait Law:Passport Rights
    Do employers have the right to keep an employees passport?

  2. but we hope that this rule that they have made will be followed because workers like me needed it….

  3. Mr.Jamal al Dousary what kind of kidding rules in your country am anneya frim philipine and i was inkuwait last April 6 2015 and i dont do anything bad in your country i just want to do my job and okay i have a mistake couse i go run away from my employeer..aand if u ask me why i do that disition bcouse my employeer its not good!!!! no housemaid leave them employee if they are good.. so tell me Al Bousary what the law of that!!!!!

  4. What the rules of kuwait even the peoples not doung bad in kuwait they say its the rules even you go run away frim house u cant comeback again

  5. Omg everyday their making new rules and regulations

  6. I need one job in kW Becase I have 10 exp

  7. Osman Khan says:

    another loly pop by Jamal al Doussary…..when you will stop to showing dreams???

  8. very good kuwait i like this country thanks

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