Friday , September 21 2018

Legal Clinic

Transfer from hospital

I shall be very much obliged if you would kindly give me the necessary information to clear my doubts: My daughter has been working in a private hospital in Kuwait as a physiotherapist from Nov. 01, 2013 on the following conditions mentioned in the employment contract signed on Aug 13, …

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Payment for notice period

I joined my previous company on Aug 1, 2011. The salary mentioned in the offer letter was KD 750 as a complete amount, with an annual leave of 30 days and a probation period of 100 days. The company stamped my residence on Jan 1, 2012 and to my surprise …

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Monetary issues

I am a regular reader of the Arab Times Legal Clinic and want to thank the paper for the valuable clarifications. I have the following two questions: 1. We are working for a security company. As per our contract, we have to perform 48 hours duty in a week (208 …

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Visit visas

This week we received a number of questions on the issuance of visit visas after a new law in this regard was passed. The following are the questions but we will give one answer for all of them as these are related: 1: I last week got a visit visa …

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Mourning Leave

I am working in the HR Department of a company. Please let me have the clarification for Article 77 of Kuwait Labor Law so that we can follow it as a procedure in our company. We are asking this for the following reason: One of our employees is on annual …

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Legally fight against Rent Increase

I am planning to contest the rent increase initiated by my landlord as it has not been 5 years since the last increase and secondly I feel that the increase of approximately 35% is too steep for my liking – I need to know the following: Do I have the …

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Car Insurance Claim

About 2 years ago I had a car accident. It was totally the mistake of the other driver (Kuwaiti). I was waiting at red signal, and suddenly another car hit my car from the back at a very high speed. This car was a brand new Prado. The hit completely …

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Landlord can’t increase the rent for five years from the last increase

I am staying in a flat, in Salmiya Block 10, since 1992. My contracts are mentioned as 1 year, but I used to sign contracts once in 6 years with marginal increase as given below. In 1992 – KD 100; In 1998 – KD110; In 2004 – KD 120; In …

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Residence renewal and medical for Article 20

I am in this country on an Article 20 residence. I didn’t go to any country but now I want to renew my residency permit … is it compulsory to do a medical test. Name withheld Answer: First of all you have not mentioned your nationality but we would like …

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Indemnity issue

I came to Kuwait through a company and am working as a Software Architect for one of the ministries in Kuwait. My company is paying me my indemnity every month as part of my salary so now if my salary is KD 600 they say KD 550 is the salary …

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