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December 8, 2016 at 00:04

Verbal termination of employee is a violation to the labor law

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Termination should be done through official letter with 90 days termination period.

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February 24, 2016 at 07:27

Kuwait Cabinet raises penalties for visa trading

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Kuwait: The Cabinet yesterday approved key amendments to the labor law in the private sector to stiffen penalties against visa traders and for trafficking in expatriate workers.

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November 16, 2015 at 09:40

Skill proving tests are mandatory for 24 professions

Skill proving tests are mandatory for 24 professions in Kuwait
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Kuwait: The Kuwaiti Professional Qualifications Department recently finished setting tests for around 24 professions operating in the local labor market, and submitted the tests and conditions to Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Subaih for approval.

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March 13, 2015 at 12:05

Kuwaiti work permit fee hiked to KD 250

Kuwaiti work permit fee hiked to KD 250
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Kuwait: The Board of Directors of Manpower Public Authority approved the increase of each new work permit to KD 250 starting April 1, depending on the type of transaction. It also approved the increase of fees on special transactions in the labor sector. Those increases will be sent to the fatwa and legislation department before referring them to the Council of Ministers for final approval.

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March 10, 2015 at 10:27

Unpaid workers go on strike 'starving from no salary'

Filipino workers on strike in Kuwait
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Kuwait: Around 200 laborers, 100 of them Filipinos, stopped work to protest nonpayment of salary. The laborers were employed by a local construction company subcontracted to various government projects in Kuwait. The workers have not been paid for three months. “We are not receiving our salary for months so we are hungry, we need food to eat,” said Dindo, one of about 100 Pinoy workers who are on-strike to protest for nonpayment of salary. During the past few weeks, the workers say they survived with the help of friends and most of the time they roam around Khaitan and Farwaniya looking for fresh chicken shops to ask for free chicken feet. “We ask shops to give the chicken feet so we can survive and have something to eat,” said Marvin, 49, who is a foreman at the company. “It’s really hard to live like this. But we have to survive; we just cook it in various ways, but all same, chicken feet. We also beg some Filipinos outside to give us some food. Thank God they understand us, there are Filipino groups helping, but we are not eating every day, they are giving us food but not enough,” said Marvin.

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December 15, 2014 at 10:14

No visa ban on India labours in Kuwait

No visa ban on India labours in Kuwait
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The Indian Ambassador to Kuwait Sunil Jain has denied reports as ‘speculation’ that the government of Kuwait has stopped importing labor from India in protest against a Indian government decision requiring employers of Indian female domestic workers to pay a $2,500 bank guarantee with the Indian Embassy, reports Annahar daily.

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December 14, 2014 at 22:54

India-Kuwait labor dispute simmers

India-Kuwait labor dispute simmers
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A labor dispute between Kuwait and India continues to fester this week with neither side reaching an accommodation.

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December 11, 2014 at 11:29

Kuwait may ban Indian workers

Kuwait may ban Indian workers
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A threat to ban the recruitment of Indian laborers into Kuwait may be implemented as soon as today after a high-level diplomatic meeting failed to resolve the dispute over an Indian decision to impose a $2,500 (KD730) bank guarantee for Indian domestic helpers working overseas, informed sources said.

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December 10, 2014 at 19:33

MoI rejects bank warranty to hire Indian maids

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The Indian embassy in Kuwait still insists on imposing the KD 729 bank warranty on citizens wishing to bring in domestic workers from India, which is refundable once the contract between the maid and the sponsor is officially concluded, said informed sources.

The sources added that following the ministry of interior’s rejection of the new condition, assistant undersecretary for passports Maj Gen Mazen Al-Jarrah ordered a study of possible alternatives, that includes banning domestic workers from India.

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December 3, 2014 at 08:21

Kuwait warns it may halt recruiting Indian workers

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The National Assembly yesterday voted to give its health and labor panel one month to complete a draft law on the establishment of a company for the recruitment and employment of domestic workers. The vote comes amid controversy over an Indian decision demanding a $2,500 (KD 730) bank guarantee from those wanting to employ Indian domestic helpers. The head of the residency and passports department Maj Gen Mazen Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah was quoted as saying yesterday that Kuwait may consider halting recruitment of manpower from India in retaliation for the Indian bank guarantee move.

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