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Visa regulations for dependents

Even as practicing lawyers in Kuwait, we are well aware of the confusion that may arise because of the continuously changing visa regulations, even more so for women who are…

Tech startups in Kuwait

As I am sitting in the audience of ArabNet, a conference focused on digital business and entrepreneurship in MENA, and listening to entrepreneurs pitching their ideas, I can’t help but…

Annual leave

Many of you know that changes were made to the Kuwait labor law in July that were greatly for the benefit of the employee. Since then though, the law has…

Domestic workers in Kuwait

Domestic workers in Kuwait can sometimes have really tough jobs. They work in large houses with big families running errands from cleaning, washing, cooking, and entertaining the children for exceptionally…

Rent laws

Moving to a new country is difficult. It is a bold step to take, and although a lot of information is available online, it can still be an overwhelming experience…

Governmental procedures

Recently Kuwait was voted one of the worst places for expats to live in by an international survey. Now I have no idea how accurate these surveys or international firms…

Employment issues

I have written about this many times before but I will continue to say, we are blessed in Kuwait (and the GCC) to have such a diverse workforce. Some countries…

Family questions

Although I write for the newspaper on a variety of legal topics, I only handle employment and commercial issues personally. Being a lawyer can be very difficult as it is,…

Tech start-ups in Kuwait

Most of you have probably heard the great success story of Talabat, and how a group of Kuwaiti students in Egypt decided to get together and start one of the…

New employment law amendments

I know I have written about it previously, but I have been receiving a lot of questions about the new July 9 employment amendments. The new amendments were made in…

Absconding

Kuwait and the rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have received a lot of attention regarding employment issues, even though we have progressed immensely and are still doing…

Labor law 85 of 2017 amends law 6 of 2016

Yesterday, new amendments to one of Kuwait’s major laws were promulgated in the official gazette. Article 51 and 70 of Kuwait labor law 6 of 2016 were amended to provide…

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