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Name: Ministerial Order No. 201/A of 2011 Prohibiting Forced Labour.
Country: Kuwait
Subject(s): Elimination of forced labour
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 2011-02-27
Entry into force:
Published on: Kuwait Al Youm, 2011-02-27, No. 1016, P. 5
ISN: KWT-2011-R-89507
Bibliography: Kuwait Al Youm, 2011-02-27, No. 1016, P. 5
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Abstract/Citation: Section 1: Subject to provisions of Law No.6 of 2010 concerning working in the private sector:
a) Employers in the private sector are prohibited to use any mean making workers executing forced labour, or forcing workers to carry out tasks outside their assigned job.
b) Subject to the previous paragraph, employers are prohibited to employ workers without pay.
c) Employers are permitted, within the limits of the law and and the Ministerial Order No. 188 of 2010, to require workers to work overtime.

Section 2: Subject to Section 141 of the Law No. 6/2010 or to any greater penalty stipulated by another Law, the Ministry may stop the employer's file permanently or temporarily if he/she violates the provisions of this Order.

Section 3: The provisions of this Order do not apply to acts for which a court ruling has been issued and implemented under the supervision of the Public Authority.

Section 4: This Ministerial Order enters into force once it has been published in the Official Gazette.
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