I am a specialized Indian dentist working in a private clinic in Kuwait since June 1st of this year. It has been three months since I joined this clinic. I have not been paid a single month’s salary yet.
Though I have been asking about this from my employer almost every other day, he just responds by asking me to wait.
I also have a salary account with a private bank here, but with no salary deposited so far. I find it very difficult to wait any longer and I wish to get a release from here and also my pending salary. Can you please advise me what I must do?
Answer: You should approach the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor by filing a complaint with the Labor Office in your area.
Companies are required, by Kuwait Labor Law (Article 56), to pay the salaries of their employees by the 7th of each month and legal action — on complaints — can be taken against those firms which are in violation of this law.
In case the company continues to take the same course and fails to pay your salaries, legal action can be initiated against the firm. On the same complaint the ministry can — if it deems necessary — also sanction your release so that you can join another firm.