Saturday , March 17 2018

Legal Clinic

Sick leave days

I need to know if sick leave days 15 days calendar or working days. Name withheld Answer: Sick leave can only be authorized by a medical doctor and it is granted to a worker to undergo treatment or to recuperate. To answer your question 15 days means 15 days and …

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Transfer from Dependent visa to Work Visa

My wife has been in Kuwait with me for 5 years now. She has now got a job. With the current rules, is it possible to convert the dependent visa #22 to work visa # 18. Name withheld Answer: Yes it is possible to convert dependent visa (22) to work …

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Ground floor tenants to vacate

I am living in the ground floor of a old building in Mangaf. Has there recently been a rule passed that all ground floor tenants are to vacate by April 25? Name withheld Answer: To the best of our knowledge, no such rule has been made and indeed we cannot …

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Leaving Kuwait for good without cancelling residence

I have been working in Kuwait for the past 8 years. Now I am planning to move to Malaysia since all my family members are there. Now If I go to Malaysia without cancelling my work permit in Kuwait will there be any problem in getting an employment visa in …

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Company refusing to give release due to close contact with Shoun

Please I’m sorry for disturbing you again … please reply to my previous question if the company has the right not to release the employee even if she’s working 10 consecutive years in the company … because the company said I cannot resign until February 2018 because of their close …

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Validity of Dependent visa

I am working as an engineer and I meet the salary criteria for sponsoring dependent visa for my wife. I heard from my friends that the validity of the dependent visa has been reduced from 3 months to 1 month. However I couldn’t find any authentic information on this. Kindly …

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Family visit visa

Thanks for your valuable answering, I have been working in Kuwait private sector. My monthly basic salary is KD 675, so, I am eligible to bring my family through visit visa my wife (38 years old), daughter (13 years old), son (4 years old). If I apply family visit visa …

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Indemnity issue

Dear Sir, A controversial situation has arisen in our company with regard to the indemnity calculations. The company policy being followed is as follows: Upto 5 yrs — 30 days salary per annum; above 5 yrs till 10 yrs — 45 days salary per annum and above 10 yrs — …

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Various Clarifications on Termination, Final settlement, vacation etc

I am working with a Korean company, having different subcontract works under Government Projects. I would like to get few clarifications about some points which are mentioned hereunder: 1) Terminated employee, left Kuwait without employer’s permission / without visa cancellation which can be considered as absconding. He worked only 6 …

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