MIDDLE EAST

[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

[Qatar] Diplomats commend labour reforms [Qatar] Diplomats commend labour reforms

Several diplomats in Qatar have commended the country’s efforts to protect the interests of expatriates.
08 Sep 2020

[Qatar] 25% minimum wage rise and restrictions on changing jobs lifted [Qatar] 25% minimum wage rise and restrictions on changing jobs lifted

On August 30 Qatar announced changes to its labour laws which increase the minimum wage by 25 per cent to 1,000 riyals...
07 Sep 2020

[Saudi Arabia] Amendments to labour law on hazardous jobs for women [Saudi Arabia] Amendments to labour law on hazardous jobs for women

Last week Saudi Arabia's Cabinet approved two amendments in the labour law as it relates to women’s work in hazardous...
03 Sep 2020

[Kuwait] Government ministries begin to lay off foreign workers [Kuwait] Government ministries begin to lay off foreign workers

According to an August 4 report by Al-Rai newspaper, several Kuwaiti government ministries have begun laying off expatriate workers.
07 Aug 2020