Thursday , December 13 2018

Is it mandatory for a Manager to work for 3 yrs if hired from abroad?

I’m an Indian and have an offer letter to work as deputy finance manager. I’m an MBA holder and certificates are attested. My question is: Is it mandatory to work for three years since I’m a direct recruit from India even if company is ready to give a release? Offer letter says I have to compensate company if I resign within a year. My offer is only KD 450. Your advise is highly appreciated.

Name withheld

Answer: As a direct recruit from India or any other country, the Labour Law makes it mandatory for you to work three years for the sponsor before you can be entitled for a release. However if the sponsor so desires, he/she can give you a release at any point in time within the 3-year mandatory period. In order not to face suspicion and questioning of visa trading what most ‘no-objection’ sponsors do is that they let you work for them for at least one year before granting you a release.

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