A guide to general labour rights, iiQ8, Legal Guide

 


A guide to general labour rights

A guide to general labour rights, iiQ8, Legal Guide 1

Domestic house workers in Kuwait perform many essential duties in private households. They clean, cook, care for children, look after elderly family members, and perform other tasks for their employers. Despite their important role they can be exploited and to prevent this from happening  Domestic worker laws provide the following terms and conditions.

Clause The Right Article
 Treatment and Compensation for Employee Sustaining an Injury If a domestic employee is subject to an accident while practicing work or during working hours, the employer is obliged to pay for treatment and compensate the employee for his/her injury
  • Article 22(1) Domestic Workers Law
  • Article 13(1) Executive Regulations
Maintaining Personal Identification An employer shall not retain the passport, ID card or any other personal document belonging to the employee without his/her approval
  • Article 12 Domestic Workers Law
  •  Article 22(4) Domestic Workers Law
  • Article 8(8) Executive Regulations
Repatriation of the Employee’s Remains The employer is responsible for ensuring the repatriation of the domestic worker’s remains to his/her home country in the event of the worker’s death; and must pay his/her heirs the salary for the month during which he/she died
  • Article 22(5) Domestic Workers Law

 

Sanction Report to Evidence
 

  • Compensating the employee for the work injury
Local police station where incident occurred

&

Domestic Employment Department

  • Medical reports
  •  Reporting Incident
 

  • Delivery of documents to the worker
  • Temporarily suspending the granting of entry visas to the employer for 6 months
Domestic Employment Department
  • Allegation
  • Witnesses
  • Suspension of the granting of entry visas to the employer for 6 months
Domestic Employment Department
  •  Copy of death certificate

Source – Times Kuwait


 

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