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Tuesday , October 27 2020

Leave salary calculation

I am writing this email to clarify my doubt regarding the Leave Salary Calculation as per Kuwait Labour Law. I am planning to take my annual leave from 02-01-2019 to 31-01-2019 and my monthly salary is KD 350. My annual leave entitlement is 30 days per year.

My doubt is, in the above mentioned leave period is 30 days (includes Fridays), and the leave salary calculation is 350/26*26= 350. Is it correct?

And the other doubt is, will I get the 4 Fridays salary in January or the same is deducted from my leave balance only? (Is law allows the 4 Fridays salary to get as January salary). Your immediate response in this regard will be highly appreciated.

Name withheld

Answer: As leave is for 30 working days, the annual leave salary would be worked out as follows. Salary for calculation: KD 350.

This salary must be divided by 26 (working days in a month) = KD 350/26 = 13.461.

As the annual leave is for 30 working days this figure must be multiplied by 30 = 13.461×30 = KD 403.846. You are therefore entitled to an annual leave pay of KD 403.846 and not KD 350 as you indicated


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