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Panel nod to Labor Law shift leaves out … leave

KUWAIT CITY, April 14: The parliamentary Health, Social Affairs and Labor Committee on Sunday approved the proposed amendments to Private Sector Labor Law 6/ 2010, except the 35 days annual leave provision that the National Assembly endorsed earlier in its first reading.

Committee Chairman MP Hamoud Al-Khudair affirmed approval of the bill as it was in the first reading except the proposal to increase the annual leave days from 30 to 35 days. He clarified the bill approved by the committee is applicable only to Kuwaitis employed in the private sector as they are registered in the Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS).

Furthermore, Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudan has revealed that the government’s financial legislation plan has been completed through the submission of the last three bills to the Assembly as follows: protection of competition, financial controllers and bankruptcy bills.

He explained this plan is aimed at raising the financial standards of the country through the enactment of relevant legislation, improving the work environment, strengthening support for small and medium enterprises, and promoting transparency by minimizing the government’s affiliation with trade and industry. “This will create a legislative structure which supports the national economy,” he asserted.

By Ahmed Al-Naqeeb Arab Times Staff

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