I work for a school in Kuwait as a teacher, I decided to leave this year and therefore, handing my notice in November and accepted a new job in Thailand in the January. When I signed by new contact with the school in Thailand the original School dates were still in place and the summer holidays were scheduled to start June 20th. As the ministry have now said that those children who have not completed e-learning must attend school in August. My Kuwait School is now claiming force majeure and have told leaver staff that if they are not in Kuwait in July they will not get paid, if they do not return to work for the month of August they will not get paid their August salary, gratuity, flight allowance or have any of their flat deposit returned. All in all about £7,000 if I get my July pay. Can they legally do this? Is anyone else who works internationally having an issue like this?