Kuwait Local Time

Latest Kuwait News

Court issues verdicts on employee absenteeism

According to the verdicts concerning employee leaves, issued by the Cassation Court in Kuwait yesterday, the court ruled that if an employee does not report to work for 15 consecutive days or 30 days intermittently without any valid reason, he is not eligible to salary, as he may be terminated due to unauthorized absence.

As for the sick leaves, the Director of Fatwa and Legislation Department Judge, Sala Al-Mesa’ad revealed that the court ruled on petition number 1598/2003 received from the Ministry of Health and Civil Service Commission through Public Prosecution. He said that the verdict created precedence for public sector employees.

He further explained that if an employee is absent without going by the standard rules of the company or did not attest sick leaves from the Medical Council, the concerned department may terminate his services as per Article 81 of the Civil Service Regulation.

comments powered by Disqus

Recent Articles

New rule mandates recruitment of Kuwaitis in private sector

Issuance and renewal of driving licenses to go online soon

New rule mandates salary of KD500 or more for visit visas

Longest bridge in the world to be ready this year

Slashing of expat numbers likely to hit economic growth

New decision to stop expat transfer if job title does not match degree

Parents and In-laws allowed three months stay on visit visa

Indian Government defers pre-departure registration for ECNR passport holders

Kuwait plans to slash expat numbers

Kuwait CSC plans to replace expats with nationals in 3140 jobs