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Monday , November 19 2018

Legal Clinic

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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Company says “Family visa to company visa not transferable”

My friends wife came to Kuwait from India on family visa nearly ten years ago. Now she has joined a reputed company and wants to transfer her visa to Article 18. The company is saying that it is not possible to transfer her visa and are willing to provide her …

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Transferring from visit visa to dependent visa

I am working in a private organization in the IT sector; on my work permit designation is computer engineer with salary of KD 450. My wife and daughter already have valid residence on my sponsorship. Currently my family is in India and I want to apply for my son’s visa; …

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Company refusing to give release although completed 4 yrs

I am a engineer. My company terminated me from my services today (23-12-2017) and the last working day will be on 22-03-2018. But my residence is valid up to 02-02-2018 only. I already got the other job offer. I asked for a local release but my company refused to give …

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10 yrs back driving license issued on designation of “driver” will it change now with new rule?

My driving license was issued on Oct 10, 2012 for 10 years with designation ‘driver’. But now my designation in my new company is being changed to ‘reporter’. Please advise whether after my designation change my driving license will get cancelled or not? Name withheld Answer: ‘Driver’ is one of …

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Transferring from a Private Project visa to another company

My company hired me as a Civil Engineer from India on August 2013 on a Government visa for a Government Project in Kuwait. This project was for 2 years and in 2015 August I was transferred to another private project with the same company. Now I am still continuing with …

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