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Help and thank you for domestic workers

I have been getting a lot of emails lately from domestic workers in Kuwait and even from other countries in the region. But before I get into the questions and…

Entering into a work relationship

I have been writing for the past two years on multiple platforms and as I look back on last year’s accomplishments, I am extremely grateful that I started writing for…

Visa Regulations for Contractors

I am going to be completely honest with you – visa regulations are not a simple topic to write about. The regulations themselves are easy to understand but they change…

Termination Indemnity

There are different terms used in law and by the general public to refer to Termination Indemnity, some of our readers use “End of service benefits” and “termination indemnity” interchangeably,…

How to handle harassment at work

Office politics are not always pleasant and can be very stressful at times, especially when sexual, emotional or physical abuse is involved. Thankfully, the law has put regulations, restrictions and…

Weekends, holidays and overtime

Kuwait “new” labor law was written in 2010 to demolish the violations that were regularly occurring from employers towards their employees or should I say towards the members of the…

Common rental concerns

A large part of living a stable life in a new country is finding a place to comfortably live in. Kuwait, unlike other neighboring countries has pretty easy going norms…

Visas and salary questions

As I explained in last week’s column, I receive a lot of legal queries. The most common issues are inevitably labor related. There’s a large expat community in Kuwait, because…

Understanding Kuwait’s Laws

The legal system in Kuwait is more progressed than people seem to think. Even though the constitution was written more than half a century ago in 1961, it clearly protects…