Monday , October 23 2017

Legal Clinic

Transfer from Article 17 ( Project Visa) to Article 18 (Private Sector Work Visa)

Four expatriates, including my friend, who were working on an Article No 18 residence were transferred last year in January/ February 2015 to a government Article 17 residence. They had been working for the past 5 years in the same company. Unfortunately the Mandoob (company representative) transferred their residence to …

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Maternity leave for Ministry staff and Private Companies

Thanks for all the replies and guidance provided to the readers through your Legal Clinic column. My wife is working as a nurse for the Ministry of Health (MOH) and I just want to know why the maternity holidays policy for ministry staff (30 days) and private companies staff (45) …

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Overtime calculation on weekdays and holidays

Can you please give us the various calculations for overtime in different situations?. Our contract says we are entitled to overtime at the rate 1.25 times the basic salary as overtime on week days and 1.50 times if the overtime is on holidays. I would like to know if we …

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Absconding Case – Egyptian Mandoub trying to make money

Dear sir, kindly help me if possible. My company filed a “runaway case” against me some four years ago. I managed to negotiate with the company’s kafil (sponsor) and he agreed to withdraw the case. The sponsor has signed the necessary document and handed it over to the Mandoub (company …

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Difference between Tourist Visa and Visit Visa

Recently there were news that “visit visa which was free will now cost KD 30 and tourist visa which was also free will now cost KD 90”. I have following questions: (1) Last year I was in Kuwait and received the visa on arrival, and paid KD 3. If the …

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Driving license status for a Teacher to Housewife and back as Teacher

My wife started her career in Kuwait as a teacher in private school, while she was working in school she got the driving license. After working for few years due to some health issues, she left the job and became a housewife… after transferring her residence to a dependent one. …

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Giving Private Tuition

I am a housewife residing in Kuwait. I have read many news items that say “teachers who are caught giving tuitions are fined and deported “. I am a housewife. I am not working anywhere and I am only dependent on my husband’s visa. Can I give tuition to kids …

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Pregnancy & Termination

I am in the seventh month of my pregnancy and I have been missing office at least once a week because I am often sick, with a medical certificate to prove my inability to come to office. Now, the company says it cannot tolerate my being away from office and …

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18 years service maximum payment of Indemnity

Need your expert legal advice on how to proceed with the following matter. I have been in employment with my current company since 1982. The company, however, says that a total of only 18 years service will be calculated as far as indemnity is concerned. They have not taken into …

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Procedures for Transfer from Work Visa to Dependent Visa & Documents required

I’m sure you receive questions such as mine all the time but this time I need a clarification. My problem is that I’m having trouble tracking down a recent, reliable, understandable source for information. My wife and I welcomed our daughter to the world about a year ago. We’ve decided …

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