Wednesday , August 22 2018

Legal Clinic

Ban on Expats under 30 yrs

Ban on recruitment of expats below 30 years of age for degree holders. Kindly clarify the rule will affect existing engineers in Kuwait. Name withheld Answer: That proposal has since been shelved with the explanation that more study is needed to determine whether it will be resurrected or completely abandoned. …

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Driving license for Masool work permit

I am working in Kuwait from 2011 and currently my salary is KD 800. My designation on my work permit is Masool. Am I eligible to get a driving licence and where I can apply for the same? What all documents are required to apply? Please advise. Name withheld Answer: …

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Transfer of factory visa

I changed jobs recently and when the new company was trying to transfer my visa the mandoub informed me that it is not possible as I am on a factory visa. Please note that I entered the country on a factory visa in January 2016 as of now my visa …

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Freedom of speech no licence to defame

Insulting, offending or mocking other people are acts that do not go unpunished. The Criminal Law fights against people who degrade others verbally or in written form, especially those who think that the law will not be applied on them as they are merely “expressing their opinions freely;” while their …

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Govt project visa transferred to main file, can I transfer visa to pvt company?

My visa was a govt project for four years. When that project finished, my visa changed to the sponsor’s main file. Can I transfer my visa to another private company that is not a project? Name withheld Answer: Yes, it is possible that you can transfer your visa to another …

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Court judgment on Indemnity and overtime given in staff favour, but American company has changed name 3 times

I was working in the American- based company in Kuwait branch until Oct 12, 2013. I was hired by this company from USA and came to Kuwait on Oct 15, 2006. I have signed an employment contract as per the Kuwait Labor Law on Dec 10, 2006. On Oct 12, …

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Sick leave eligibility & Leave balance on termination

I am an HR and I have 2 doubts: 1. If an employee who has not taken sick leave all year is out of Kuwait and is hospitalized for 9 days for a sickness and has the hospital papers and reports to prove it, is she/he eligible to claim for …

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Documents required to bring family to Kuwait

I am working in Kuwait with profession of general observer. I have a engineering certificate. I would like to bring my family (wife and kids, aged 2-1/2 and 5 years). Could you please guide me through the documents and the stamping/attestations required. Name withheld Answer: In answering this question we …

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Name-change does not absolve a co. from its obligations

Many individuals and companies face challenges when collecting judgments from the losing party. Many defendants attempt to avoid their legal obligations by changing their name but this does not affect a company’s obligations and the legal actions taken against such company. Furthermore, it is illegal and unethical to change a …

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Doctors having problem in verification of certificates

I want to bring a very important issue to your kind notice. I am a General Physician from India, working since 2006 in a Private Clinic in Kuwait. I got my MBBS degree way back in 1996. I have a long experience in Medical Practice in my home town — …

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