Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Expats

The latest news affecting  expats in the GCC.

Migrant workers exploited en route to the Gulf

South Asian migrants working in the multi-billion dollar construction industry in Arab Gulf countries are shouldering the costs of their own recruitment fees while...

The real costs of sending money abroad – REVEALED

When it comes to moving hard-earned cash back to their home countries, some expatriates in the GCC enjoy the best deals in the market,...

Ask AJ – Labour Law

Problem:  A friend of mine, who is a non-Bahraini national, had an acrimonious dispute with his employer. My friend understood that upon the completion...

ASK AJ – December 2016

This month -  the withHolding of an employee’s passport Problem:  Is it legally permissible for an employer to keep a foreign worker’s passport for the...

Fewer jobs for expat graduates in Oman

Expat graduates must be prepared to leave Oman for work as local jobs are unavailable, experts advised.Prashant Singh, Academic Advisor at Waljat College of...

Squeeze on jobs and pay forces parents to find more affordable...

Parents struggling to pay tuition fees are pulling their children out of private schools and sending them to cheaper ones or back home.With many...

Jobs in car rental now only open to Saudis

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development on Thursday announced its decision to limit all jobs in car rental companies to Saudi nationals.The ministry...

Thanks to Expats For a Job Well Done

Not unlike most other countries in the GCC, the expatriate workforce in Saudi outnumbers citizens often by a handy margin. While there are highly qualified...

Expats struggle to benefit from amnesty

Thousands of expatriate workers with expired resident IDs (iqamas) or those who have not been issued iqamas because their employers have been placed in...

Kuwait last year ordered deportation of 19,730 expats

Kuwait deported 19,730 expats of various nationalities in 2016According to statistics, more than 1,000 expatriates were deported by direct order from the Assistant Undersecretary...
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