Insight

Inserting VAT clauses into current agreements

Over the past year, we’ve heard a lot of criticism and doubt on whether Kuwait would comply with the Unified Agreement for Value Added Tax (VAT) by implementing and enforcing its own VAT law. Recent news has confirmed that Kuwait’s Cabinet has approved a VAT draft law and such draft …

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Foreign law application in Kuwaiti courts depends on nature of each case – Couple need not go to US if they got married there and want to get divorce while residing in Kuwait

The application of foreign law in Kuwaiti courts depends on the nature of each case. This is an issue that foreign litigants (married couple) face whenever there is disagreement between them and they want to get a divorce, custody or even alimony. For example, if the couple got married in …

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Saturdays can no longer be counted towards paid annual holidays

With the recent amendments to Law No. 6 for the Year 2010 regarding Labor in the Private Sector, many human resource and finance departments are inquiring on how to properly adjust their internal systems to comply with the new law. The most significant change to the law is in regards …

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Kuwaitis & restructuring of government subsidies

In light of the decline in international oil prices due to the development of new techniques of extracting shale oil, which led to the reduction of the cost of its production and the high demand for natural gas, the oil producing countries – especially the majority of the GCC countries …

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Power naps revealed

Most people think power napping is only for kindergarten kids. But no, napping is for everyone. Children, youths, and adults require power naps. It is healthy and good for the brain. Power napping is more like rebooting the brain as we do to our computers. In general, a power nap …

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‘Palestine, we are coming’

Due to countless reasons, I can claim that I have been following the Palestinian cause for a very long time. This allows me to say that they have stood alone in the face of their enemies, which is why they will be victorious in their cause, provided they can deal …

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‘All books must go through censorship process’

IF you want to publish your book in Kuwait, you must first consider the laws that determine whether it is possible to publish your book or not. Under the supervision of the Ministry of Information, all books must go through the censorship process to verify if the content is acceptable …

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We are a big failure

I do not remember how many times I have urged the government to resolve the intractable local issues before external forces intervene and force their decisions on us, but ‘wisdom’ may have prevented the government from doing so. We have failed miserably to keep a track of the hundreds of …

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Wellness Programs benefit both employees, employers

Employee Wellness Programs may sound like a trend that is likely to pass, but they offer both employees and employers very real benefits. For the employee, they can reduce the likelihood of things like heart problems, obesity, and diabetes through regular exercise, dietary advice, and medical care. They can also …

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Be careful when dealing with sellers on Instagram – Consumer Protection Dept takes action against fraudulent traders

THE Commercial Law governs small businesses but people usually put up their own business without paying attention to the rules stipulated in this law, so they end up in an illegal situation and they could be penalized. I have noticed the extensive use of Instagram as a method of promoting …

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