Kuwait launches ‘smart employee ID’ regulating labor; Move aims to curb fraud

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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 28: Kuwait’s Public Authority for Manpower launched Tuesday “smart employee ID” identity within the Kuwait Mobile ID app, containing the expatriate employees’ official information, as part of a host of decisions aiming to regulate labor market and curb fraud and manipulation.

The Public Authority for Manpower mentioned in statement that this decision, protecting Kuwaiti households as well as workers from exploitation, came as per the instructions of First Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Talal Khaled Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.

The electronic ID includes the worker’s legal standing, work permit data, address of the employing company, whether they work within the public or private sectors. It also allows Kuwaiti households to look into the domestic worker’s official information prior to their arrival at the residence, underlining the necessity of authenticating employees electronic IDs, as well as keeping a copy of the data through scanning the QR code. It also urged private sector companies to assign employees to their correct jobs as per the Gulf labor guide, to avoid violations of labor laws and resolutions. (KUNA)

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