Monday, July 19, 2010

Firm owners have to pay employees even if business was shut down MoI closes 10 domestic workers recruiting offices

KUWAIT CITY, July 19: Undersecretary at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor Mohammad Al-Kandari affirmed that the new labor law for private sector obliges owners of commercial establishments and private companies to pay salaries to their employees even for the period when the business was shut down, if it is proved that the establishment was intentionally shut to oblige employees to submit to the demands of the owner, reports Al-Shahid daily.

Al Kandari stated that a business owner has to pay the salaries of employees during the entire period of the inactivity, whether wholly or partially, in case the owner wants them to continue work. “In calculating the employee’s dues, the last payment received by him or her is considered. The dues are determined as an average of the received payments during the past three months,” Al-Kandari added. He pointed out that the ministry not only released the new labor law, but it also monitors and constantly inspects commercial establishments and private companies to ensure that all articles of the law are being implemented.

KUWAIT CITY: The Ministry of Interior department that looks after domestic workers hiring offices is said to have closed 10 offices, some for violating laws, or not renewing the commercial licenses or for indulging in activities that are not in line with their licenses, reports Alam Alyawm daily.
According to reports the campaign was led by Major-General Kamel Al-Awadhi upon directives from director of the department Brigadier Abdullah Al-Ali and under the supervision of Captain Eskandar Al-Kandari.
Some offices were closed for violating residence laws by the maids.
Arab Times Online

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