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I have been working as computer engineer in a private company from September 2005. On 09-07- 13 I submitted my resignation due to some personal issues. I have to go to my country to take care of my children. Last month I took my annual vacation and I don’t have any leave balance. My salary is 700 KD. Please clarify how much amount I will receive as service indemnity? Please clarify in detail.

Name withheld

Answer: By the time your notice period is over you will have put in a service of a few days over 8 years so we will consider it 8 years for simplicity of calculations, more so because we don’t know the exact date of your joining the company in September 2005.

Before we go ahead with the calculations, you must realize that as you resigned after 5 years but less than 10 years service you will get two thirds of the indemnity. So each of the first 5 years you will get 15 days pay = 75 days but these 75 days have to be divided by 26 = 2.88 months salary For the next three years, one month’s salary for each year=3 months salary. Total indemnity = 5.88 months salary = 5.88 x KD 700=KD 4116 But as you are entitled to twothirds of this amount you should get KD 2744.