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Name: Ministerial Order No. 37 of 1979 regulating the issuance of work permits to non-Kuwaiti workers in the private sector.
Country: Kuwait
Subject(s): Migrant workers
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1979
Entry into force:
Published on: Kuwait al-Yaum, 1979, No. 1229, p. 31
ISN: KWT-1979-R-39602
Bibliography: Kuwait al-Yaum, 1979, No. 1229, p. 31
Abstract/Citation: Provides for the rules and regulations relative to the obtention or cancellation of work permits for migrant workers (including self-employed professionals, business associates, etc); the responsibility of employers for workers who have been permitted to work for them; the cancellation of work permits in the event of a breach of contract or disciplinary dismissal (in both cases the worker is to be banned from getting a new permit for two years); the repatriation of the worker at the expense of the employer upon the termination of contract except when the worker has sought a transfer to another employer, or if the worker's work permit has been cancelled, etc.; the responsibility of the employers to inform the constructors for whom they are carrying out projects of the number of workers they wish to recruit.

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