MIDDLE EAST

[UAE] 7 new penalties for delaying payment of wages [UAE] 7 new penalties for delaying payment of wages

Employers with 50 or more workers will be subject to field inspections from the ministry and warnings if wages remain unpaid 17...
04 Mar 2022

[Saudi Arabia] 14,470 arrests in one week for labour, residency and border law violations [Saudi Arabia] 14,470 arrests in one week for labour, residency and border law violations

The arrests were made as part of joint field campaigns carried out by various units of security forces and the...
15 Feb 2022

[Kuwait] Mandatory expat insurance fees set at KD500 [Kuwait] Mandatory expat insurance fees set at KD500

Earlier this week, Kuwait finally allowed expatriates over 60 who hold no university degree to apply for the renewal of their...
04 Feb 2022

[Turkey] Gap between minimum wage and starvation line almost disappeared [Turkey] Gap between minimum wage and starvation line almost disappeared

"The most important issue on the public agenda was once again the successive increases in prices," the Türk-İş said.
01 Feb 2022

[Kuwait] Non-graduate expats over 60 can finally renew permits [Kuwait] Non-graduate expats over 60 can finally renew permits

A number of the over 60s reiterated that they had lived most of their lives in Kuwait and contributed to...
27 Jan 2022

[Kuwait] Solutions will be found to ongoing issues with expats over 60 [Kuwait] Solutions will be found to ongoing issues with expats over 60

In his first statement the minister described the matter remaining unresolved as “worrying”.
24 Jan 2022

[Kuwait] Workplace inspections target expats over 60 [Kuwait] Workplace inspections target expats over 60

Some companies terminated the service of foreign employees over the age of 60 this week, according to Al Rai newspaper...
21 Jan 2022