Holidays / Sick Leave

Can you detail the holidays that the private sector is entitled to throughout the years and how many days for each?
Secondly, I would like to know the sick leave entitlement for the year and whether this leave can be combined with the annual leave if a person does not avail a part of it or even a single day?

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Answer:
According to Article 68 of the Kuwait Labor Law enacted on Feb 20, 2010 the official holidays for the private sector are as follows:
a. Higira New Year: 1 day
b. Isra’a and Mi’raj Day: 1 day
c. Eid Al-Fitr: 3 days
d. Waqfat Arafat: 1 day
e. Eid Al-Adha: 3 days
f. Prophet’s Birthday: 1 day
g. National Day: 1 day
h. Liberation Day: 1 day
i. Gregorian New Year: 1 day
Secondly the sick leave entitlement is as follows according to Article 69 of the same law:
15 days - at full pay
10 days - at three quarters of the pay
10 days - at half pay
10 days - at quarter pay
30 days without pay
If you, however, do not avail any of this leave you can’t add it to your annual leave.
 

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