Monday , November 20 2017

Legal Clinic

Annual & Sick Leave

I am working in the HR department of one of the private companies in Kuwait. One of our employees took one months annual leave and during his leave period he was sick for seven days and he bought the documents for the sick leave. As per the Labor Law, will …

Read More »

Traffic violation – Worried about travel ban

I tried checking whether I had a traffic violation through the e- Justice Ministry web portal and it showed that a Traffic Misdemeanor case had been registered against me on 01/06/2012. As far as I remember there was one accident that took place in or around that date but there …

Read More »

Car Impounded

My car was impounded last week in Mirqab in one of the intense traffic campaigns. All I did was stop by the roadside for a minute to drop off someone from my car. It took less than a minute and was about to take off when a police officer stopped …

Read More »

Wanted Release – But company has history of not giving release

I am a university graduate and have been working as an accountant in a private company in Kuwait since April, 2010. Now I am thinking of taking a release due to dissatisfaction with my current salary. But the problem is that I am afraid … if I approach my employer …

Read More »

Son sponsoring father

I have been an ardent reader of the Arab Times for the last 22 years, especially the Legal Clinic. I seek clarification for my below enquiry. I am 61 years old and will be soon retiring from my job. My eldest son is working here in a local bank and …

Read More »

Indemnity issue after rehiring back

I have been working in a general trading company since June 2007. My superiors shifted me from one department to another in April 2010. I got information from my HR Department that I was terminated (on paper) in March 2010 and rehired in April 2010. They got my signature on …

Read More »

Visit Visa

I need to get a visit visa for my sister-in-law’s daughter and her husband for 10 days … please tell me if it possible or not and how much will it cost? Secondly, are tourism visas available in Kuwait? Name withheld Answer: Nowadays, the Immigration Department is very strict in …

Read More »

Rent increase

I have been staying in an old apartment in Salmiya for the last 20 years. Every 5 years, I have been renewing my contract with an increase of KD 20 in the rent. The last increase was from KD 120 to 140. I am due for renewal early next year …

Read More »

6-mth stay out of Kuwait for students

Currently I have permission for my son to stay out of Kuwait for the duration of his university studies, which is until June 2016. Please advise whether he needs to again enter the country before expiry of this permission (residence valid until April 2017) or can we again follow the …

Read More »

Want to start own business but on Ministry Visa

I have been working for a ministry (Kuwait) on an Article 17 visa for the last two years. Now I am planning to start some business here… I have got a sponsor and he is ready to sponsor me to start the business. My concern is working in the public …

Read More »
Translate »