UAE Labour Law: Do Ramadan timings also apply to non-fasting employees?

During the month of Ramadan, employees in the UAE are entitled to work reduced office hours, with an average two hours reduced from the daily job schedule, but there may be exceptions. While the UAE Labour Law does not differentiate between fasting and non-fasting employees, the regulations are different within Dubai’s financial free zone. The Read More …

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UAE Labour Law: How many months’ salary do you get for office injuries?

How many months’ salary do you get for office injuries? Law says employer shall pay for worker’s medical bills, including cost of transport for hospital While you’re at work, it is the duty of your employer to provide a safe work environment, to protect you from health and safety issues, and explain all the hazards Read More …

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New UAE labour rules kick in on January 1, 2016 

More transparency: 3 new rules cover application of ministry-approved contracts, conditions for terminating employees and labour permits to work for new employersUAE Minister of Labour Saqr Ghobash. The decrees will see the creation of a new unified, standard labour contract.Standard work contract Ministerial Decree 764 of 2015 on ministry-approved standard employment contracts states that a Read More …

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Minister of Labour’s decree (765) of 2015 on Rules and Conditions for the Termination of Employment Relations

New UAE Ministry of Labour decree on termination of employment relations Minister of Labour’s decree (765) of 2015 on Rules and Conditions for the Termination of Employment Relations The Minister of Labour: Upon consulting Federal Law (1) of 1972 on the mandates of ministries and the powers granted to ministers; and of Federal Law (8) Read More …

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MoL: 5000 workers return to work in Dubai after agreement with employer

Some 5,000 construction workers on Sunday returned to their work at a construction site in Dubai after the officials of the contracting company they work for agreed to improve their work environment through providing fridges for drinking water and food meals and increasing the number of toilets, the Ministry of Labour has emphasized. Assistant Undersecretary Read More …

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Midday break rule ends today

The UAE Ministry of Labour (MoL) announced the midday break rule period, which prohibits labourers from outdoor work between 12:30pm and 3pm. The mandatory annual midday work break aims to ensure the well-being of the labourers who work in the scorching heat during the summer months from June15-September15. The implementation of the Afternoon Work Ban Read More …

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Re-claim fee paid for services not delivered: Ministry of Labour

Employers and applicants can claim their funds paid for services but were not delivered by the Ministry of Labour (MoL) due to any legal or technical glitch, said Qasim Muhammad Jamil, Director, in Abu Dhabi. The issue was highlighted in a MoL?s weekly meeting held in Abu Dhabi where an employer applied to claim fee Read More …

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End-of-service gratuity on ‘basic pay’ as in contract: Dubai Court

End-of-service gratuity of an employee is calculated based on the basic salary mentioned in the employment contract, according to a new principle issued by the Dubai Court of Cassation.The court was delivering its verdict in a case forwarded by the Labour Office where the worker asked his employer to pay him dues of about Dh550,000 Read More …

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UAE is committed to human rights protection

A new domestic workers? law to regulate and protect domestic workers has been drafted and is currently in the process of adoption. A standard form contract has been established to regulate the relationship between domestic workers and their employers. The contract specifies the rights and obligations of each party in articles covering the following topics: Read More …

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Ministry of Labour is committed to labour issues

?The Ministry of Labour is committed to implementing the instructions of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum to respect and protect the rights of temporary contractual workers through application of supervisory and Read More …

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Reprieve for workers with six-month visa ban

Reprieve for workers with six-month visa ban Workers will be issued new work permits from January even if they have not served the full six-month ban, Acting Director-General at the Ministry By Bassma Al Jandaly, Senior Reporter Published: 00:00 December 27, 2010 Dubai: Expatriate workers who have received a six-month ban on leaving their jobs Read More …

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New work permit rules in UAE from 2011 will ease job switch

New work permit rules in UAE from 2011 will ease job switch The resolution says that the new employment permit will only be granted to the worker after the end of his work relationship with his employer By Samir Salama, Associate Editor Published: 15:56 December 18, 2010 Expatriate workers in Dubai Once operational, the new Read More …

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