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Tuesday , December 11 2018

Legal Clinic

Encashment of unused leave balance

I have unused leave balance and am entitled to leave encashment on my resignation from the company. What would be the salary that I will be getting for my unused leave on resignation? Would this be the basic only or last drawn salary including accommodation and travel allowances? Please provide …

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No parking facilities provided by building owners

I am staying in Abbasia. Here none of the building owners provide parking facilities. After the Municipality completes the checking they construct rooms on the ground floor with the basements rented out for commercial purposes. Everyone has to park their cars either on the foot-path or the road side. As …

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Working hours after Maternity Leave

How many hours should I work after maternity leave (my normal duty is 8 hours + 1 hour break = 9 hours) I’m a working woman and my baby is 3 months old. I just want a clarification on a Kuwait law. — Article 25 — according to which “a …

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Delayed Newborn residence

First of all, I would like to thank you for the nonstop legal advice. Once I asked you some questions … I followed your advice and my problems were solved. For the second time I need your advice. I failed to get residency for my newborn baby in time (60 …

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Eligibility for yearly bonus

I had been terminated by my company. Can you let me know whether I will be eligible for the yearly bonus? Name withheld Answer: First of all, it depends on the clauses of your contract. But more importantly, normally such bonuses depend on completion of the whole year and still …

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Dependent visa for new born for Parents who don’t meet salary requirement & exempted

Q1. I am here in Kuwait on a dependent visa. Now I am 8 months pregnant. My husband’s salary is below 450 KD. I heard there is new law for dependent visas with the minimum KD 450. Will be possible to get residency for my new born baby in Kuwait. …

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Salary on work permit is creating issue for dependent visa

I’m working in a company as a structural supervisor in Kuwait from April 14, 2016. As per my contract (1 year) my monthly salary is KD 515 (10 hours) but on my work permit it has been mentioned as only KD 351 (8 hours). Due to this salary difference on …

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Landlord is asking me to bear half the cost to install a new compressor for central AC

I have been living in the same flat for over 12 years. Recently the compressor of the central A/C stopped working. The landlord is asking me to bear half the cost to install a new compressor. The rent is KD 240 and he wants to increase it to KD 300. …

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External repairs of the apartment ( Public Areas) has to be done by the landlord

First of all I would like to thank you for all your advice and assistance you give. I am also looking for advice. The building I reside in is about 15 years old …so here comes the problem: rather than fixing the problematic areas the harris (caretaker) expects us to …

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Dependent Visa ( Renewal & New Applicants) for Salary below 450 KD

My visa will be changed in December and the work permit shows a basic salary of 250. Actually I am an engineer but in the work permit they won’t show it. Can I apply for a dependent visa for my wife and child? My engineering degree certificate has already been …

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