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Temporary draft law to allow employers to cut salary up to 50%

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Temporary draft law  to allow employers to cut salary up to 50%

The government has referred a new draft law to the Parliamentary Finance Committee, which addresses the effects of "Corona" on the labor market. According to Al-Rai Arabic newspaper report, the draft No. 2020/86, companies can come to an agreement with their employees for a salary reduction of up to 50% as businesses struggle to stay afloat during the coronavirus crisis.

The temporary law will be in effect during the period of measures taken to limit the spread of the corona virus, and will end once the measures are no longer needed, Al-Rai newspaper added.

According to the draft law, the Council of Ministers will approve the minimum wage during the period of halting businesses. This also allows for employers to agree with the employees for a salary reduction for the work period by a maximum of 50 percent during the corona virus crisis.

The actual number of working day need to taken into consideration to decide on the paid wage.

All employee wages are calculated based on their salary due to them before it is reduced within the work period. Support is given as well as unemployment allowance for those Companies who redo their business plans to protect Kuwaiti national employment.

The provisions of the first article of this law is only applicable during the period of the coronavirus preventative measures that the Kuwait has undertaken. The law will no longer be followed once the coronavirus health measures cease.

The law aims to maintain a balance in work and business relations in the private sector. Hence, the law is temporary in nature with these circumstance and to fill some legislative need related to dealing with the impact of this pandemic on businesses and enterprises in Kuwait.

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sb
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
What about our rent?????
Should be reduced....

SB
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Talk about rent as well, why not reducing our home rent ????
Last two month we are paying full rent.

Saran
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
This condition applicable for all kuwait citizens and expatriates or only for expatriates.

Eswar
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
If salery reduce at the same time nead to think about public house rent, hospital fees, insurance etc.

Help
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
What about the room rent, school fees etc....

Nagaraj Avula
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
at the same time all organisations should provide allowances to buy mask, sensitization & supplements to boost immunity

Mohammed
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
@appukuttan ... well said...there should be reduction in school fee and house rents

Nagaraj Avula
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Ok agreed government should also instructs to landlords to reduce 50% rent, water electricity bills and discount on food stuff this has to compensate by Kuwait Government

Zameer
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
And by any chance, is there any discussion to support hundreds of thousands of distressed employee???? Just by any chance.

Appukkuttan
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Corona was an epidemic, become Pandemic all over the world. People around the globe effected much, overcame too..
A salary deduction is not a remedy for ceasing the corona. There should be parallel reduction on commodities., necessities. their Bank loans, Flat rent, Transport, Insurance, Visa charges, Hospital fees, fines, school fees, etc.
A decision of reducing private sector employees Salary could have decided with a survey of employees openion too...Ofcourse the employee wont be against the country''s situation., if the reduction is asper a humanitarian consideration.
50% deduction must be categorised to the employees who earns KWD.2000 or above according the earnings, and the deduction must be stoped to who''s basic salary is KD.300 or below.
Nationalities too should strech their hands on the development/Pandemic situation of our country. Country''s stability should be the ultimate moto & aim for all...
Hundreds of Health workers been positive while serving the country, many were lost life for the country, Still so many are struggling even without proper PPE, Swab test or quarantine, They are forced to return to their family after serving the positive patients. Proper Isolation facilities aren''t available. Even on this Pandemic stage, so many MOH staffs getting a salary deduction of KD:230-250 from their salary with no intimation...!
All the private sectors are 51% or more% under nationality. Excluding emergency or refinary there are many companies, & firms which never stopped a single day even on this Pandemic-lockdown but with permission. Face masks are not issuing or issued after struggle, even at hospitals, quarantine centres, companies, at roads, shops social distance are not being followed. People still roaming on roads & shops without mask spiting on road. For such MOI must impliment a strict actions, fine for maskless, social distance, crowd shop, Beach, Shale complexes etc..
The virus don''t know who is Nationality who is expat- it need only human body.

Thanga Thamizhan
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
I am agreed, meanwhile please support balancing living costs like rent and school fee until pandemic vanishing

Farooq Mohamed
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
ok, if you cutting half of us salary. what about house rent we cannot able pay house rent full or may be not because we have have family and we need purchase grocery also, so how we coverup ??

William DSouza
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
@Thomas
Kindly to ask Kerala government and Norka Roots for compensation.

Jacob
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Except salary cut and job losses, everything is going up. Price of food stuff has gone up.
Online classes and work from home requires additional gadgets at home.
Rent is not coming down.
Please look into all matters related to people life. Expatriate population is going through lot of struggle to keep ends meet.

Thomas
Monday, June 1, 2020
In this extra ordinary situation, some times this kind of decision may be needed. BUT THE SAME WAY THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO REDUCE THE FLAT RENT ALSO. If a person gets half of his salary only, how can he pay the full rent and meet his other expenses ?

Mahesh
Monday, June 1, 2020
Sir there is no Temporary Draft Law to Complete cut the Room Rent? Oman and other countries has implemented last 6 months no need of payment of Rent due to Corona effect. Every months Haris comes and harres us for Rent telling us if we dont pay Rent then we have to vacat our Flats. They cuts our electricity and water. Banging and shouting to us to pay Rent. Please Government also lok into our eyes and pass the Law for Housing Rent also. Whatever last 3 months Rent took from us - tell building owner to return us back as we suffered a lot. Paid high values to purchase vegetables, paid school fees and all other expenses. Also please pass the Law to increase our salaries when companies running in profits last time. When companies earning profits due to us they never think to increase our salaries and give bonus also by some companies

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