Hire Employees & Contractors


Compliantly hire your distributed team members in


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Hiring in


isn't so simple. Borderless can help.

To hire new employees in


, your business must have a local legal entity or an Employer of Record like Borderless in place already. Then there’s the management of local employment compliance, taxes, benefits, payroll, and more. Hiring contractors poses similar challenges.

Borderless handles all of that for you, so you can focus on getting to work with your new team member in


while staying fully compliant with local laws and compliance.

Primary Language



Kuwaiti Dinar (د.ك, KWD)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

8 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index

49.40 (2021)

Statutory Leave

30 days

Sick Leave

15 days

Maternity Leave

70 days

Important: Risks of misclassification

In many countries like


, the treatment of employees and contractors is different. If you misclassify a new team member, you could be subjected to penalties and fines. Let Borderless get this right for you, so you don’t have to worry.

Payment Information

Minimum Wage

KWD 75 per month.

Overtime Pay

The standard working hours are 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week. Overtime pay is 1.25 times the employee's regular wage and employees cannot work more than 2 hours overtime per day.

Additional Pay

Bereavement leave: A Muslim woman who loses her spouse is entitled to a 4 months and 10 days of fully compensated leave. Meanwhile, non Muslim women are entitled to 21 days of paid leave.

Payroll Cycle

For all Borderless customers, employee payments will be made in equal monthly installments on or before the last working day of each calendar month, payable in arrears.

Employer Costs & Taxes

11.5%: Pensions

Employee Costs & Taxes

Individuals in Kuwait are not subject to personal income tax.

Employment Information

Termination Process

A 3 months' notice is mandatory for terminating employees with a monthly salary and a month notice for terminating employees with other payroll cycles.

Notice period

The notice period for employees with a monthly salary is 3 months.

Probation Period

The maximum probation period is 100 days.

Severance Details

Severance pay depends on the employee's length of employment and their payroll cycle. For monthly salary employees, they are entitled to 15 days of pay for every year of employment, capping at 5 years. Meanwhile, for hourly employees, they are entitled to 10 days pay for every year of employment, capping at 5 years.

Benefits of working in a country abroad

Borderless Benefits Packages in


When the world is your competition, it pays to incentivize new hires and existing alike. Borderless benefits packages typically include:

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Contributions

Learn how to hire quickly and easily in


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