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Country: Kuwait - Month updated: May 2019

  1. Kuwait - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Civil Council Decision No. 2 of 2018 regulating the official working hours for government institutions. (قرار مجلس الخدمة المدنية رقم 2 لسنة 2018 بشأن تحديد مواعيد العمل الرسمي بالجهات الحكومية ) - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2018-06-24 | Date of entry into force: 2018-06-19 | KWT-2018-R-108310

    The official working hours for the government institutions shall be 7 hours per day (Sunday to Thursday).

  2. Kuwait - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Public Authority Manpower, Administrative Order No. 552 of 2018 Regulating the Rules and Procedures for Granting a Work Permit. - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2018-05-20 | Date of entry into force: 2018-05-14 | KWT-2018-R-108386

    Promulgates the rules and procedures for granting a work permit in the private sector and in the petroleum industry.

  3. Kuwait - - Law, Act

    Law No. 17 of 2018 amending Law No. 6 of 2010 concerning Labour in the Private Sector. (قانون رقم 17 لسنة 2018 بتعديل بعض احكام القانون رقم 6 لسنة 2010 بشأن العمل في القطاع الاهلي) - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2018-05-06 | Date of entry into force: 2018-05-06 | KWT-2018-L-108307

    This Law amends Section 51 of Law No. 6 of 2010 concerning Labour in the Private Sector, which states that Kuwaiti nationals are entitled to full indemnities at the end of their service without employers deducting sums from their salaries to pay for the Public Authority for Social Security subscription. Indemnities will be paid in full by the current employer at the end of their service retrospectively actively from the date of Kuwait Law No. 6/2010 being implemented.

  4. Kuwait - - Law, Act

    Law No. 6 of 2018 on the approval of the Paris Climate Agreement. (قانون رقم 6 لسنة 2018 بالموافقة على اتفاق باريس لتغيير المناخ) - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2018-03-18 | KWT-2018-L-108300

    The Kuwait's Government approves the Paris Climate Agreement, signed in New York on 22/04/2016.

  5. Kuwait - - Law, Act

    Law No. 85 of 2017 on amending some provisions of Law No. 6 of 2010 regarding Labour in the Private Sector. (قانون رقم 85 لسنة 2017 بتعديل بعض احكام القانون رقم 6 لسنة 2010 في شأن العمل بالقطاع الاهلي) - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2017-07-09 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-09 | KWT-2017-L-107350

    This Law amends and replaces Articles 51 and 70 of Law No. 6 of 2010 regarding Labour in the Private Sector.

    Article 51, deals with end of service gratuity payments and their relationship with pension contributions. The Amending Law states that upon ending his/her service, an employee is entitled to a full/complete end of service gratuity payment without deducting pension contributions made by the employer towards the Public Institution for Social Security.

    Article 70, deals with annual leave entitlements for employees. The Amending Law stipulates that “an employee has the right to 30-days’ paid annual leave in the first year of service provided that he has completed at least six months with the employer. Weekend holidays, public holidays and sick leave days shall not be counted as part of annual holidays.”

  6. Kuwait - - Law, Act

    Law No. 1 of 2017 amending some provisions of Law No. 111 of 2015 on promulgating the Juvenile Law (قانون رقم 1 لسنة 2017 بشأن تعديل بعض احكام قانون الاحداث الصادر بالقانون 111 لسنة 2015) - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2017-04-16 | Date of entry into force: 2017-04-16 | KWT-2017-L-107334

    This Law raises the age of minors from 16 to 18 years.
    The criminal penalties are applied to people who are 18 years and above, while special penalties are applied to those under 18 years.
    Juveniles between the age of 15 and 18 years and committed crimes punshiable by death or life imprisonment, shall not be sentenced to such penalty, the sentence in such cases shall be imprisonment for a period that shall not exceed fifteen year.
    If a Juveniles committed a crime punshible by imprisonment, he shall be sentenced to imprisonment not exceeding half of the legal maximum period, and he shall not be fined.


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