Job contracts to be offered in 11 languages

Dubai: Job offers and labour contracts will be offered in 11 languages, which have recently beem approved by the Ministry of Labour.While English and Arabic copies are still required to be filed with the ministry, prospective employees will be presented contracts in a language they understand, to ensure they have a clear understanding of the Read More …

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Dh2 million fine in UAE for online scammers

The UAE intends to introduce stiffer laws against online offences involving long imprisonment and a fine of up to Dh2 million. People found guilty of posting wrong addresses on the internet with the aim of committing fraud or other offences are already fined between Dh150,000 and 500,000 under the present information technology crimes law. A Read More …

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Officer bribed for issuing illegal visas

An officer at Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs allegedly took Dh40,000 in bribes from a Pakistani businessman for issuing residence visas to ineligible expatriates of different Asian nationalities, the Dubai Criminal Court heard. YS, 23, assistant service officer, is accused of processing about 83 illegal residence visas against bribes of Dh500 per Read More …

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UAE, China agree on visa exemption for holders of special and service passports

Holders of special and service passports issued by the #UAE will be exempted from visa requirements to enter the People’s Republic of China as of 11th January, 2016, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced today.Ahmed Saeed Al Dhaheri, Assistant Under-Secretary for Consular Affairs, MoFA, announced the visa waiver after the ministries of foreign affairs in Read More …

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Standardised labour contract to come into effect on January 1

Dubai: The new unified labour contract standardising employment terms and making them more transparent is scheduled to come into effect on January 1, 2016. The Standard Limited-Term Employment Contract was drafted by the Ministry of Labour as part of the three new decrees that are expected to improve regulation and transparency of the labour market. Read More …

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New Labour Rules: How employee services can be terminated in UAE

The three new labour rules, effective from New Year, are in line with the Constitution and International Labour Standards, said Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Labour and Chairman of National Qualifications Authority (NQA). How employee services can be terminated: In a fixed-term contract… The second rule involves termination of employees. There are six instances when a Read More …

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Duo jailed for life for selling banned pills

Dubai: Two jobless men have each been jailed for life for possessing 30 Flunitrazepam [a banned substance] tablets that they tried to sell to an informant for Dh8,000.The Nigerian duo, 25-year-old S.B. and 33-year-old J.S., possessed the mind-altering substance for trading purposes when drug enforcement officers apprehended them in a sting operation in April. The Read More …

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FNC passes Child Rights Law

Abu Dhabi: The country’s first Child Rights law was passed by the Federal National Council for the second time on Tuesday.The law, initially called Wudeema’s Law in memory of the eight-year-old girl who was starved and tortured to death by her father and his girlfriend, will now be known as Child Rights Law, after members Read More …

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DIFC Court grants $70m to Al Khorafi family

The Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) have ruled in favour of the Al Khorafi family to the tune of $70 million plus costs and interest, according to a media statement.The statement added that the latest verdict comes after the Court of First Instance published its judgment in November 2015, where the first Read More …

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10 cases will get you fired… without notice, on leave

An employee working in the UAE cannot be terminated from his services while he is on annual leave.If an employer does dismiss a member of his staff while s/he is officially on leave, it may be considered an arbitrary dismissal and the affected employee can take course to legal action. It is not permissible to Read More …

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Know the Law: 10 cases will get you fired… without notice, on leave 

Know the Law: 10 cases will get you fired… without notice, on leaveEmployer can’t terminate contract without notice for reasons outside Article 120 of Labour Law An employee working in the UAE cannot be terminated from his services while he is on annual leave.If an employer does dismiss a member of his staff while s/he Read More …

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Two men, three women jailed after yacht party romp

Dubai: Two men and three women, who were caught having consensual sex on a yacht during a party, will be jailed one month each.The 28 invitees, 13 women and 15 men, some of whom are policemen and army personnel, were arrested on a yacht berthed at Dubai Marina in October last year.In April 2014, the Read More …

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Khalifa issues law on precious metal trade

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a federal law specifying regulations on trading in, and hallmarking and certification of precious metals and stones, and gold, silver and platinum jewellery. Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water and Chairman of the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (Esma), stressed Read More …

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Firm to pay ex-staff Dh70,000 for ‘unfair dismissal’: Dubai Court

Dubai Court of Cassation ruled in favour of an executive director of a tourism company, awarding him Dh70,423 including salary, end-of-service gratuity and compensation for unfair dismissal.The court dismissed appeal by the tourism company, which claimed that the executive director’s term expired during his probationary period (of six months) and, therefore, he does not deserve Read More …

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Cyber criminals stole Dh5 billion from UAE internet users last year

Internet users in the UAE lost close to Dh5 billion last year as a result of cybercrime and online phishing attacks.The report says almost 2 million internet users from the UAE have been victimised with many of them being direct victims of ransomware. A large majority of them have admitted to paying up ransom to Read More …

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Serious Conviction – Jail, fine for illegal vendor 

Jail, fine for illegal vendor of IPTV servicesDealer will be deported after serving jail term Dubai Courts has sentenced a dealer of illegal IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) services to a three-month jail-term and fined him Dh50,000 followed by deportation after the jail-term. The defendant, who had been selling IP888 TV services, has the right to Read More …

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Dubai tenants going in for Ejari registration, which is mandatory under the law

 ‘Takamul,’ the initiative launched by Dewa and Dubai Land Department (DLD) will allow customers to instantly open a Dewa account at Real Estate Regulatory Agency-accredited offices.The move is aimed at improving government services and is part of Dewa’s ‘Your Happiness Is Our Priority’ initiative.”We have collaborated with DLD to launch Takamul to facilitate and simplify Read More …

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Your Property Tax: Dubai cheaper than London, Mumbai, Hong Kong

Expatriate real estate buyers in Dubai have to pay one of the lowest property taxes in the world, reveals a new report.The emirate, where property yields can go as high as 8 per cent per year, has a tax cost of 3.6 per cent of the property price over a five-year period. While purchasing property Read More …

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