Kuwait Labour Law and Employment Contract - Kuwait Today

Kuwait Labour Law and Employment Contract

Kuwait Labour Law and Employment Contract

Kuwait Labour Law and Employment Contract

The Public Authority for Manpower in Kuwait has launched a new unified labour contract that regulates sponsor-worker relations in the private sector.

The new contract includes 16 clauses including a 100-day probation period during which the contract could be terminated by either side without prior notice. However, the monthly payment cannot be reduced during the contract period, which could go up to five years. Additionally, it includes a preliminary clause that defines both parties, the job a worker is hired to do in Kuwait, and both sides’ capacities.

The new contract also includes the following:-

  • subjecting renew ability approval to both parties,
  • preparing fully-paid annual leave after working for at least nine months in the first year,
  • limiting working hours to eight hours with a one-hour break included.
  • mandating the sponsor to pay the expenses of a returning a worker to his/her country on concluding the contract and departing Kuwait,
  • mandating the employer to insure a worker against job hazards and paying health insurance,
  • giving a laborer indemnity
  • defining the laws and courts applicable in case of disputes,
  • allows the possibility of adding special clauses,
  • defines that Arabic is the reference language in case of legal disputes, and
  • obliges the employer to make three copies of the contract – one for each party and one to be deposited with the manpower authority.

Labour offices and embassies were provided with a copy of the new contract and it will be translated into other languages and be distributed to employers and migrants.

Source: Staffing Industry


  1. Dear Admin

    Thank you very much Kuwait Gov. for the implement new law.

    I’m Also working in Kuwait last 5 years, but my company sponsor cheating with me, he said bring transfer document we can able to renew your residence bcoz your government project visa.

    I got job offer one of the company and i bring my transfer document.
    then i submitted, i got receiving copy also with stamped.

    My sponsor change my residence article 18 employment to Article 20 , without my permission, when i get this i’m shocked.

    Right know my residency is article 20, what would i do…Advice me…

    I was contact so many Lawyers, but there is no Law for article 20.

  2. Good day! Im 18 visa and direct hire from Philippines,next month..they terminatee without prior notice and without valid reason…im salary deduction of 500kd i paid…although mdam give me a release but 1200kd release money…i need some advices from u…plz help..thank u

2 Trackbacks / Pingbacks

  1. Disney's Beauty And The Beast pulled from Kuwait cinemas amid content concerns
  2. Kuwait lawyer seeks driving ban for expats - Kuwait Today

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


Powered By © 2017 | Lyka Creations