Executive Search Kuwait
Find the best-suited executives through executive search in Kuwait. Our team will work with you on defining and detailing the role and making sure you are fully aware of all Kuwaiti laws and norms as they relate to executive hires. We will recommend the best approach- a full time position or an interim position - depending on your industry, position and timeline. Browse below our database of Kuwaiti executives or contact one of our local recruiting experts about a specific search assignment that we can help you fill.
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Labor Laws in Kuwait
Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor (MSA&L) enforces the private sector’s labor regulations. The law applies to all private sectors except for the following: domestic servants, workers on temporary contractors and workers working in less than six months. The private sector labor law also does not apply to employees whose employer’s head office is located outside Kuwait unless the company has a Kuwait branch office in which case Kuwait law applies. If the head office is located outside Kuwait and does not have a branch in Kuwait, the private sector law of the country where the head office is located will govern the immigrants working in Kuwait.
Eight hours a day and 48 hours per week is the required working hours for an adult worker. An employee must be permitted to have a one hour rest or break every after five consecutive hours of work. This one hour rest or break is not included in the computation of working hours. MSA&L can modify – either increase or decrease – these standard working hours in case to case basis. Employees working in a hotel are one example of those who have either less or more than the required working hour.
Despite efforts to modernize and diversify Kuwait’s economy, oil production remains dominant. The private sector is largely dependent on government spending and expatriate labor, and the labor market is highly segmented. The public sector employs about 80 percent of the labor force; expatriates are employed mostly in the small private sector.