Kuwait's Revised Labor Laws: Implications for National and Foreign Workers

  title={Kuwait's Revised Labor Laws: Implications for National and Foreign Workers},
  author={Nasra M. Shah},
  journal={Asian and Pacific Migration Journal},
  pages={339 - 363}
  • N. Shah
  • Published 2011
  • Economics
  • Asian and Pacific Migration Journal
Several features of the new 2010 Labor Law could have potential impacts on the indigenous as well as expatriate labor force in Kuwait. The new Law, if implemented effectively, could enhance the welfare of all workers, including non-nationals. The elimination of the kafala or sponsorship system and regulation of foreign worker inflow by an independent authority may reduce visa trading and cost to migrant workers. Transfer from one employer to another may also become easier. More Kuwaiti women… Expand

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