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MENAFN - Arab Times - 17/02/2014
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(MENAFN - Arab Times) The Labor Department in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor recently laid down stricter regulations on granting permits for companies to recruit workers from outside based on their actual manpower needs as stated in their files



According to reliable sources, the new regulations stipulate that the companies or establishments should be existing and are operating with valid licenses. The employers must pay the salaries of their workers monthly, while there should be no serious violations recorded against them. Work permits will not be issued unless the employees complete the 90-day probation period. The workers should present police clearance from their countries, as well as medical certificates to prove they are fit for work, before entering Kuwait, sources added



Sources confirmed the new regulations stipulate harsher penalties for employers who recruit workers from outside without providing them jobs. Sources clarified whoever hires workers from outside and leaves them wandering about without jobs will have their licenses revoked, their companies or establishments will be shut down, and they will no longer be allowed to obtain a new license under their names or their first-degree relatives



Meanwhile, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Subeih stressed the need to resolve problems and remove obstacles to the implementation of small, medium and huge projects. She asserted the ministry will not allow the employers to abuse the rights of workers nor tarnish the image of Kuwait internally and externally. On the other hand, Assistant Undersecretary for Labor Affairs Jamal Al-Dosari visited the Capital Labor Department Sunday to personally look into its situation



He said the department received about 70 applications for transfer of commercial visit visas to work permits in the private sector within only a few hours in the morning shift. He affirmed the department will continue accepting such applications until the end of March, in collaboration with the Interior Ministry. Al-Dosari disclosed all expatriates on valid commercial visit visas, who satisfy the conditions for transfer to work permits; such as the actual manpower needs of the recruiting companies, police clearance, medical certificate, national workforce quota and payment of corresponding fees, are eligible for the transfer

 


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