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Legal Clinic

Want to cancel the work contracts – Company not providing medical allowance

What is the procedure to cancel the work contracts in Kuwait. Our company is not providing medical allowance or transportation to the hospital if an employee suffers from personal health issues or any disease. Name withheld Answer: Your question is very ambiguous and as such we can’t give you an …

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Notice period counted as Service period

I have been working in a private company for about 10 years. I have now got a new job offer and decided to join the new company at the earliest possible. I have informed my new employer that I can join them only after my completion of 10 years of …

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Final Settlement

Thank you for your very praiseworthy help via the Legal Clinic. I am an Indian expatriate, working with a trading company. I joined this company on Sept 12, 2013. I want to know how much will be my final settlement and leave balance payment. I have already resigned and my …

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Release & Transfer for locally hired before one year for university graduates

I would like to know whether it is possible to transfer the work permit of a locally employed engineer before completion of 1 year’s service if the company terminates the employment. Also I wish to know if the such a transfer is possible when a locally hired employee (engineering graduate) …

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Residence expired; Company is unable to the renew – Will it effect my family residence expiring in 2017?

I have an urgent inquiry as follows: My residency expired on Aug 17, 2016. My company is unable to the renew due to some company problem. I asked them to get me temporary residency but the company officials said the sponsor is not in Kuwait. He will be back after …

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Residence Transfer & Indemnity for Embassy staff

First of all thank you very much for your Legal Clinic which is beneficial to so many Arab Times readers. I have a question for you which is as follows. I joined a Spanish company on 1/3/2012 and my salary now is KD 375. On July 18 I received a …

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Indemnity calculation with allowances

I have been working in a private company for over 15 years and I resigned recently. I just want to know if my housing allowance will be included in the calculation of my indemnity. Will the calculation be as follows: Indemnity = (basic salary + housing allowance) x (2.88 + …

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Payment during Eid Holidays (Public Holidays)

Kindly be informed that when I came back from unpaid leave — which I took for almost 5 weeks (I am not entitled to a paid annual leave as I have not completed 9 months in my new company) — I found that my company people were not ready to …

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Mother wants to bring son on dependent visa ( Father and Son in home country)

I am an Indian woman working in a hospital. My salary is KD 400. Almost eight months back my husband lost his job and his company cancelled his work permit and sent him back to India. He went back to our country along with our son who is 5 years …

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Visa issuance validity

I would firstly like to thank you for the clarifications that you have been providing to all the expatriates here in Kuwait and appreciate the efforts put in. I am aware that a new visa can be issued after 6 months once the person leaves the country. But does the …

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