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What happens if you’re fired by telephone?

I write often about employment issues because the point of my articles is not only to create awareness, but more importantly to assist as many people as possible. I am…

Lending and borrowing money

Today I will discuss the legal issues regarding lending or borrowing money, as I have never discussed these issues before and I seem to be getting more and more emails…

Visa and work permit regulations

In the past few months, there have been a lot of new regulations concerning visa and entry requirements for expats in Kuwait. There have been changes in a few issues…

Legal issues regarding resignation

Resigning can be such a hard decision to make, but when we are working for someone, we eventually have to leave. Some of us leave because we reached retirement age,…

Sexual Harassment at Work

Sexual harassment is still an issue in a lot of countries and has been a focus of the United Nations for the past few decades. Sexual harassment is a very…

Understanding paid annual leave

Workers all around the world have different work cultures and capabilities. Some of us work better under stress, but some of us are more productive when things are planned. Some…

Working in Kuwait

I remember when I first started my career as a lawyer. I got a job in one of Kuwait’s finest law firms (technically and morally), and even though it was…

Fired, then rehired with lower salary/less benefits

Lower oil prices have had a considerable impact on Kuwait. Therefore it is no surprise that Kuwaiti oil companies are trying to reduce their spending budgets, cutting costs left and…

Marijuana and the law in Kuwait

In the past ten years or so, more and more countries are leaning towards legalizing or have legalized the personal use of the drug widely known as marijuana. Even more…

Notice period, termination indemnity and transfers

Today I will be answering questions regarding the major concerns that I am receiving. I have discussed notice periods, termination indemnity and transfers on multiple occasions before and in more…

Changes and what they mean legally

The world is changing expeditiously; I can feel it, I am sure you can feel and see it too. The rise of terrorist groups, the fall of oil prices, cold…

Passports and other employee rights

In Kuwait, we are blessed to have developed laws and a developed legal system as well as a constitution. The Kuwait Labor Law of 2006 is one of the best…