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Kuwait


Basic labour law information

Kuwait - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Constitution of Kuwait.

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Law No. 6/2010 concerning Labour in the Private Sector.
     Law No. 38 of 1964 concerning Labour in the Private Sector

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Law No. 91 of 2013 Combating Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants.

01.07) Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws
     Law No. 6 of 2018 on the approval of the Paris Climate Agreement.

03) Elimination of forced labour
     Ministerial Order No. 247(a) of 2014 Regulating Volunteer Groups Work.
     Law No. 91 of 2013 Combating Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants.
     Ministerial Order No. 201/A of 2011 Prohibiting Forced Labour.

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     Ministerial Decision No. 196/a of 2010 concerning the Youth Employment.
     Decree No. 125/2000 ratifying Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182).
     Law No. 21 of 2015 on Children Rights.
     Ministerial Resolution No. 205 of 2004 promulgating the creation of the National Association for Child Protection.

04.01) Hazardous child labour
     Ministerial Decision No. 196/a of 2010 concerning the Youth Employment.

08) Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
     Order No. 6 of 1994 of the Council of Ministers to establish a Coordination Commission for manpower regulations.
     Ministerial Order No. 115 of 1996 regulating the National Recruiting Offices.

08.01) Disabled workers
     Law No. 8 of 2010 concerning Rights of People with Disabilities.

14.01) Protection against particular hazards
     Ministerial Resolution No. 60/1986 regarding the committee for the prevention of radiation.
     Decree No. 131 of 1977 on the control and use of ionizing radiation and protection from hazards.

15) Social security (general standards)
     Legislative Decree No. 11 of 1988 regarding voluntary participation in the social insurance scheme for persons working abroad and workers attributed that status.
     Social Security Law, No. 61 of 1976.

15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
     Decree Law No. 128 of 1992 on the Supplementary Insurance System.

15.04) Unemployment benefit
     Law No. 101 of 2013 concerning Unemployment Insurance Law.

16) Maternity protection
     Order No. 6 of 2011 concerning the maternity leave.

17) Migrant workers
     Legislative Decree No. 11 of 1988 regarding voluntary participation in the social insurance scheme for persons working abroad and workers attributed that status.

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Decree Law No. 15 of 1979 concerning the Civil Service
     Law No. 18 of 1960 to promulgate the Labour Code for the Public Sector.

22.15) Domestic workers
     Law No. 68 of 2015 on Employment of Domestic Workers.

23.02) Other international agreements
     Law No. 6 of 2018 on the approval of the Paris Climate Agreement.
  
 

  
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Last updated: Wednesday - 25th November 2020