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Wednesday , November 14 2018

Legal Clinic

‘Unwelcome’ law in Kuwait

Why is it that expats have to pay the price for the actions of bad sponsors? Why is my perception changing from feeling welcome 10 years ago to now feeling very unwelcome in Kuwait. For 7 years I worked in Saudi Arabia, putting up with having to seek permission, and …

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Special contract

One of my friends, who had been working for another ministry before transferring to the private section some years ago, recently got an offer from the Ministry of Defense and he has signed a contract which says no end of service gratuity. He got his indemnity from the previous ministry …

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Calculation of annual Leave Salary

We seek your advice on the calculation of the annual leave salary. An employee gets a basic salary of KD 400 plus monthly allowances like housing and transportation i.e. KD 40 + 30 + 20 respectively. In this case the employee’s monthly remuneration works out to be KD 490. So, …

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Building caretaker tells cannot leave the apartment before one year

I rented a new apartment 3 months ago and signed a rental agreement. I stay in the apartment with my family. When I asked the building caretaker about the notice period, he indicated to me that a person has to give a one month notice… verbally. I signed the one …

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Landlord problems

I am living in Salmiya, Block 12. My building owner has sold the building to a new owner, a property rental company in Kuwait. They have started building two floors above my terrace. This has created a lot of nuisance for the tenants. My contract for the flat is valid …

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Indemnity case won but company shut down

I had filed a case against my employer which happens to be a private limited company for non-payment of indemnity, which was due to me when I resigned. By Allah’s grace and thanks to my lawyer’s efforts, I got the judgement in my favor wherein the company had to pay …

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Residence transfer from factory visa to project visa

I just want to inquire about my visa… I’m working with a new company now but the problem is this new company can’t transfer my visa to their sponsorship because (according to them) my current visa is a factory visa and it cannot be transferred to a project visa. Is …

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Leave extension rejected by company

First of all, I would like to thank you and also praise you for your tireless efforts for providing important information and answering questions on the legal issues in Kuwait. One of my friend has been working in a private company in Kuwait since 2008. Almost every year he goes …

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Driving license validity

I have a query regarding the validity of Kuwait driving license. It was issued in 2011 and I left Kuwait for 2 years. I came back on another visa but with the same Civil ID number. The validity of my license shows the year 2021. Will it be a problem …

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Indemnity Calculation for 11 years service

I request you to provide me the indemnity calculation ( as I have resigned) for the period of service mentioned below along with the other details. Date of joining: 08/10/2004 Date of resignation: 29/10/2015 Last working day: 29/01/2016 Total service: 11 years, 3 months, 3 weeks You are requested to …

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