Should be interesting to see the outcome (if Arab Times provides an update). I know exactly what the defense of the company is going to be — but as long as those employees had residency in
, their defense isn’t going to make much difference. Furthermore, this case will uncover things such as employment contracts which are also in violation of the Kuwait labor law. However, if these employees didn’t have residency (yes, many work here who don’t), then their defense might stand up in court. And if any of you involved in the case are reading this, make sure you bring up indemnity as well — that’s also paid incorrectly by many US Contractors here. Kuwait
‘Violation of global rules’
Case files indicate the plaintiffs have been deprived of some employment privileges stipulated in
Attorney Mussa’ed Jamal Al-Riyahi, who represented the American employees in court, argued his clients should receive privileges as per the Kuwaiti law.
DG say - The Kuwait/US Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA) is secret, so who knows what is agreed to in there, really, pero IF you have a Kuwait Article 18 residency visa, you are governed by Kuwait Labor Law - weather or not you work on Arifjan or the other camps. You reside off camp. You are not military. You should get compensated under the Kuwait Labor Law. Bada bing.
There were many cases under CSA. I'm sure there are probably a few under the new contract holders. Hmmm. Fascinating case law....