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[Saudi Arabia] Minimum wage will apply to all new and existing workers [Saudi Arabia] Minimum wage will apply to all new and existing workers

The decision to raise the minimum wage for Saudis from SAR 3,000 ($800) to SAR 4,000 ($1,066) will apply to...
03 Dec 2020

[Kuwait] 60 year old expats are banned from renewing work and residency permits [Kuwait] 60 year old expats are banned from renewing work and residency permits

From January 1, Kuwait will begin to implement a decision banning the renewal of work and residency permits for expatriates...
25 Nov 2020

[Saudi Arabia] 8 scenarios allowing expat workers to transfer jobs [Saudi Arabia] 8 scenarios allowing expat workers to transfer jobs

Following its new labour reforms announced in November, the Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has set eight...
17 Nov 2020

[Palestine] EU contributes €10m to pay September civil service salaries and pensions [Palestine] EU contributes €10m to pay September civil service salaries and pensions

According to an EU press release, on November 1 the European Union made a contribution of €10 million to help...
04 Nov 2020

[Saudi Arabia] Important decision for expatriate workers announced [Saudi Arabia] Important decision for expatriate workers announced

On October 9, Ahmed bin Sulaiman Al-Rajhi - the Saudi Minister of Human Resources and Social Development - issued a...
16 Oct 2020

[Israel] Women make up 70% of furloughed workers [Israel] Women make up 70% of furloughed workers

On September 25, Israel’s tightened lockdown went into effect affecting thousands of workers who found themselves furloughed for the second...
01 Oct 2020

[Qatar] How minimum wage and labour mobility law reform will impact contractors [Qatar] How minimum wage and labour mobility law reform will impact contractors

A new law providing a guaranteed minimum wage for workers in the private sector and easing the process for foreign...
16 Sep 2020