New law increases annual leave for private sector employees
Kuwait Parliament approved a bill amending some provisions of the Private Sector Labor Law Number 6/2010 to increase the annual leave for employees.
The amended law states that “a worker is entitled to full end-of-service remuneration (indemnity) upon ending his service without deducting the amount paid by the employer for the worker’s contribution to the Public Authority for Social Security during the duration of his employment.”
The revised law also stipulates that workers has the right to a 30-day paid annual leave in the first year of service. The weekend holidays, public holidays and sick leave days shall not be counted as part of annual holidays. New employees can avail of the annual leave after at least six months of work and in agreement with the employer.