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Kuwait Approves New Labour Law
 
(Posted on Friday, December 25, 2009)

Source: Kuwait Times (Kuwait City)

Kuwait's National Assembly has unanimously passed the long-debated new labour law giving the private sector much improved rights and benefits, including an increased number of public holidays.

The final version of this bill, in a sharp departure from the last-reported versions (21-Nov-2009), does increase public holidays for the private sector to 13 days from only eight, currently.

As originally reported (03-Feb-2009), these public holidays include three days for Eid Al-Fitr and four days for Eid Al-Adha, while also officially including the Liberation Day as a public holiday.

Kuwait's Social Affairs and Labour Minister, Mohammad Al-Afasi, has indicated that it would take a few months for the law to be implemented, a delay due to the time needed to prepare the necessary by-laws and decrees.

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