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  1. Kuwait - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - 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 - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 212(a) of 2011 amending Ministerial Order No. 189 of 2010 concerning working hours in open places. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2011-06-19 | Date of entry into force: 2011-06-19 | KWT-2011-R-89454

    This order amends section 2 of Ministerial Order No. 189/2010 as follows:
    Employers are prohibited from employing workers outdoors between the hours of 11am. and 4 pm.
    This section is only effective during the period from the first of June to the 31st of August.

  3. Kuwait - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 8 of 2011 concerning amending Order No. 13 of 1979 concerning regulations and provisions on special leave and amended by Order No. 10 of 1981. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2011-04-10 | Date of entry into force: 2011-04-10 | KWT-2011-R-89818

    Section 1 of Order No. 8 of 2011: Section (1) and Section (2) of Order No. 13 of 1979 concerning regulations and provisions on special leave are replaced and amended, which establishes that employee may be granted special leave without pay for 6 months to 3 years, during entire service period, provided that he or she is Kuwaiti citizen and has been in government's service for a continuous period of no less than 5 years and is at least 50 years old. Working mother shall be entitled to a special Leave for 6 months to 4 years according to the following requirements: (a) Kuwaiti married employee or non-Kuwaiti employee who is married to a Kuwaiti; or (b) Kuwaiti widowed or divorced employee with children, or non-Kuwaiti widowed or divorced employee with Kuwaiti children, provided that she had completed successfully her trial period.

    Section 3 of Order No. 13 of 1979 concerning regulations and provisions on special leave is repealed.

  4. Kuwait - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 189(a)/2010 regulating working hours outdoors. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2010-06-06 | Date of entry into force: 2010-06-06 | KWT-2010-R-89455

    Prohibits employers from employing workers outdoors from 12pm to 4pm between 1 June and 31 August. Ministerial Order No. 157 of 2005 is repealed.

  5. Kuwait - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No 104 of 1994 concerning overtime work in the private sector

    Adoption: 1994-05-31 | KWT-1994-R-39901

    Stipulates that extra working hours should not be more than 6 hours per week or two hours per day; that workers should not work overtime for more than ninety days per year, or 180 hours per year, that no single shift should exceed 52 successive hours per week. Requires employers to keep record of extra working hours.

  6. Kuwait - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial order No. 54, pertaining to workers' weekly rest.

    Adoption: 1982-01-01 | KWT-1982-R-16749

  7. Kuwait - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 55, pertaining to paid annual leave.

    Adoption: 1982-01-01 | KWT-1982-R-16750

  8. Kuwait - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order on regulations and provisions regarding special leave (No. 13 of 1979).

    Adoption: 1979-08-29 | KWT-1979-R-68359

    Makes provision for special leave without pay for public service employees for at least 6 months and not exceeding 3 years, provided that he or she has been in government's service for a continuous period of no less than 15 years and is at least 50 years old. Leave of 6 months to 4 years may be granted to married employee, or widowed or divorced employee with children, provided that she has been in public service for at least one year. Also provides for some related matters.


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