Kuwait To Increase The Penalties For Visa Trading
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Kuwait tightens penalties for visa trading According to report, the main amendment stipulates a prison term of up to three years and a fine of between KD 2,000 and KD 10,000 per worker for employers who recruit laborers from outside Kuwait but fail to give them jobs, a widespread phenomenon in Kuwait known as visa trading.

The amendments also include closing the recruitment files of employers who recruit expat workers against a fee and still fail to provide them with jobs.

The amendments also tackle non-payment of salaries or delaying the payments. It gives the court the right to add a one percent penalty each month if the wage is not paid on time. The ministry has already scrapped the recruitment files of over 650 companies for violating recruitment rules, especially trafficking in workers.



23 Feb, 2016 0 1180
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