Kuwait: Fine imposed on salary delay of domestic workers

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Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has warned sponsors on delaying the salaries of their domestic workers, adding a fine of KD10 will be imposed on those who violate the decision.

PAM launched a campaign on various media outlets, including social media with the aim of raising awareness among domestic workers about their rights, indicating the sponsor has no right to deduct any amount from their salaries.

It also called on the sponsors to abide by relevant laws and treat their workers with compassion devoid of humiliation; stressing domestic workers are entitled to a weekly day off in addition to annual vacation.

It reiterated that the law forbids sponsors from seizing their workers’ ID cards or passports unless the laborer approves of it. “In case of a dispute between the laborer and the employer, the two parties can resort to the department in charge of recruiting domestic workers affiliated to PAM located in Rumaithiya area”, it added.

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