Initial approval for 35-day annual leave in private companies [ sectors ]
The National Assembly on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved in the first reading a key amendment to the labor law in the private sector to increase annual leave from 30 to 35 days.
All 45 MPs present voted for the amendment, which will become final when the Assembly holds the second and final voting on the law. The government did not object but refused to make it retroactive from 2010, saying it is not possible to apply the law in this fashion.
The law applies to both Kuwaitis and expatriates working in the private sector.
The last time the annual leave was increased was in 2010.