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In light of the recent controversy brought about by the distasteful disapproval of a social media influencer regarding the labour provisions of the law on domestic helpers in Kuwait, the sad reality is that a wide majority of domestic helpers do not get the prescribed weekly day off, despite the legal provisions to do so. [...]

A proposal drafted by MP Mohammad Al-Dalal which requests for the allocation of a nearby building or an area inside the Kuwait International Airport (KIA) to be used for conducting medical examinations for domestic helpers or other expats who are entering the country and those who have travelled and are returning for their jobs, has [...]

Before planning of going to Kuwait either for business, vacation, or to meet a relative, you need to apply for a visit visa first. Just last August 5 (Sunday), however, the Director General of the General Department for Residency Affairs, Major General Abdullah Al-Hajri, had released a circular to inform all residency affairs departments in [...]

Perhaps one of the most widely-celebrated holidays in Muslim countries, the Eid Al-Adha or the “Festival of Sacrifice” is observed every year by Muslims all over the world. The Kuwaiti cabinet has released an official statement confirming the dates of the Eid holidays that will begin on Sunday (August 19), and end on Thursday (Aug. [...]

After Kuwait’s labour laws have been put into the spotlight yet again in the past recent months due to criticisms received by the sponsorship system in the Gulf State, as well as to the unfavourable treatment of migrant workers in terms of their labour rights and benefits, a recent survey by the Kuwait Times involving [...]

In Kuwait’s bid to provide decent jobs and better pays for its citizens, the government will establish new labour agreements with Bangladesh, India, Philippines, and Sri Lanka for the recruitment of domestic workers according to Hind Al-Sabeeh, Minister of Social Affairs and State for Economic Affairs. Specific labour arrangement details have yet been disclosed. Sabeeh [...]

For anyone who’s familiar with Kuwait’s high value for their customs and traditions, it won’t come as a surprise that not much trending entertainment antics in the country has surfaced on the internet as they do elsewhere in the world. And that has certainly been the case for this particular type of trending dance craze [...]

In line with Kuwait’s goal to organize work systems and protocols in the private and oil sector in reference to the country’s labour laws and standards, the Public Authority of Manpower (PAM) has issued administrative decree no. 552, which specifies which places women are allowed to work at night, according to a report by Al-Anba [...]

In Kuwait’s bid to strengthen its labour quality across all sectors, the Government through the Ministry of Health has set stricter policies in screening all individuals who aim to join Kuwait’s labour force. Last July 24 (Monday), Kuwait’s Ministry of Health (MoH) organized a working committee that will be tasked to examine graduate and post-graduate [...]

The Civil Service Commission of Kuwait has reinstated the decision to not pay expats working in the public sector with their end of service indemnity pay unless a proof of departure upon leaving the country is duly submitted. This is in line with government’s goal to promote Kuwaitization especially in the public sector. The commission [...]