Auxilium's human resources and consulting services can help your company access talent in Kuwait. Your employees are hired according to local labor laws, which means they will be ready for work within days instead of months - saving you time!
No minimum wage specified
Kuwaiti law defines the maximum workweek at 48 hours/6 days a week at 8 hours per day. Most companies work 5-day weeks, with Friday and Saturdays off. Those working 6 days get Friday off.
During the month of Ramadan, the working hours are reduced to 6 per day.
Employees are entitled to a one-hour break after working five straight hours.The hour is not part of the day’s work.
Over time should not be more than 2 hours per day, 3 days per week, or 90 days a year. It pays 1.25x regular salary.
Working on a Friday earns 1.5x regular salary and a compensatory day off.
Working on a national holiday earns 2x regular salary.
No 13th salary.
There is no personal income tax in Kuwait.
Employer = 11%
Employee = 10%
Employer = 0.5%
Employee = 0.5%
Employer = 11.5%
Employee = 10.5%
8 public holidays
Employees are entitled to take of advantage 14 whole days leave every year for completing one whole year of service, and 21 days of leave every year after more than five continuous years of service.
Employee is entitled to a sick leave provided they have a satisfactory medical report for:
· The first six days of illness on full pay
· The next six days on three-quarters pay
· The next six days on half pay
· The next six days on quarter pay
· The next six days without pay
This entitlement is the total entitlement in one year and not per period of sickness
70 days paid, and up to 4 additional months unpaid.
There is no paternity leave.
There is no parental leave.
In the event of a first and second degree relative’s death, the worker shall be entitled to a three-day fully paid leave. The Muslim workingwoman whose husband has died shall be entitled to a fully paid iddat leave for four months and ten days from the date of death.The non-Muslim working woman whose husband has died shall be entitled to a paid leave of 21 days.
A probation period can be no longer than 100 days.
Termination requires 3-months' notice from either side for employees with a monthly salary or one month for all others.
A contract can be terminated without notice or compensation in the event that the employee caused a significant monetary loss, committed fraud, or disclosed secrets that led to losses.
3 months if terminated by employer or if employee resigned.
Employees who are paid on daily, weekly hourly or piecework basis shall be entitled to 10 days for each of the first five years of service and a 15 days remuneration for each year thereafter. The total end of service benefit shall not exceed one-year remuneration.
Employees who are paid on monthly basis shall be entitled to 15 days for each of the first five years of service and one-month remuneration for each year thereafter. The total end of service benefit shall not exceed one-and-a-half-year remuneration.