New Labor Regulations are Now Put into Practice

May 26, 20150

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.


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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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