Kuwaiti law defines the maximum workweek at 48 hours/6 days a week at 8 hours per day. Most companies work 5-day weeks, with Friday and Saturdays off. Those working 6 days get Friday off.
During the month of Ramadan, the working hours are reduced to 6 per day.
Employees are entitled to a one-hour break after working five straight hours. The hour is not part of the day’s work.
Overtime should not be more than 2 hours per day, 3 days per week, or 90 days a year. It pays 1.25x regular salary.
Working on a Friday earns 1.5x regular salary and a compensatory day off.
Working on a national holiday earns 2x regular salary.