Saturday, November 12, 2011
Non-Compete Clauses in Kuwait
I heard that a certain US defense contractor (which is losing employees fast these days) wasn't "allowing" their employees to attend a recent (3 letter company that begins with an eye) job fair held last weekend at the Hilton; that representatives of that organization actually contacted representatives of (the 3 letter company) and told them that they were "not allowed" to hire their employees.
Did you know that non-competes are ILLEGAL in Kuwait?
The only binding law in Kuwaiti court for employees is the Kuwait Labor Law. Kuwaiti courts don't recognize non-competes. No one can stop you from working anywhere in Kuwait.
For example, if one defense contractor attempts to stop you from going to work for another defense contractor, you (and your colleagues) have a case. A nice class action case if you wanted to go there.
Again, I don't understand why people just don't GO to talk to a local lawyer.