Note that the stipulation of a work week in Kuwait is 48 hours in Kuwait. Anything over 48 hours is subject to overtime. The Kuwait Labor Law is very specific about how many hours of overtime an employee can work - and the reporting procedures that an employer must follow. Employees can not be forced to work overtime and they must be compensated.
Many seemingly innocent USG contractors working in Kuwait should be aware of this.... Many contractors have also written yearly salary increases (or COLA) into their contracts and perhapsee the employees aren't receiving them. Wouldn't that be fraud? Gee, I would think so if it was written into a contract and then the employees didn't receive it; instead the difference was being pocketed.... hmmmmm
I am guessing this is how several large defense contractors assumed they could get away with being the lowest bidder.
Now, if I were on a task force or audit team, I would first randomly (and without prior notification) ask contractor's employees how many hours they work and if they receive annual increases (perhaps saying something like lying is against the law... yada.) Then, I would ask to see a company's overtime and time & attendance logs. A random sampling should give you an indication of if the company is on the up and up or not.
Here we go, kids....