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Crackdown on part-time domestic helpers soon

KUWAIT: Director of the Domestic Labor Department at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor (MSAL) Mohammed Al-Ajmi announced his department’s intention to launch various inspection campaigns before the month of Ramadan to pursue ‘part-time’ domestic helpers working for expats and citizens for limited hours. Ajmi added that very strict measures would be followed with both helpers and those who hire them, in addition to any fake domestic labor offices involved.

“Arrested helpers will be deported and those hiring them will be punished,” stressed Ajmi, noting that ads offering such services have been prevailing on social media. Ajmi explained that many complaints had been filed by citizens conned by fake labor offices offering domestic helpers for KD 150-200 each, which is a very low price compared to the usual rate, and after paying the sum and working for a fortnight or so, the helper usually fled the house. – Al-Anbaa

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