Kuwait prosecutes over 1,000 employers for labour law violations

Some cases are allegedly associated with human trafficking

A total of 1,023 files of employers in Kuwait have been put under investigation by The Public Authority for Manpower for alleged labour law violations since the beginning of the year.

Of the cases, 325 are related to failure of providing jobs for employers recruited from abroad, according to Minister of Social Affairs and Labour Hind Al-Subaih, reported Kuwait Times, citing Al-Anbaa newspaper.

This practice is a widespread method used in human trafficking, said Al-Subaih.  She said the total number of expat employees working in Kuwait’s private sector reached 1.6 million.

Of those, 550,000 were Indians, 450,000 Egyptians, 150 Bangladeshis, and 80,000 Filipinos.

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