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The UAE Labour Law includes policies on wages, working hours, and other matters regarding workers’ rights and welfare. There’s even a law for domestic workers that came out last year, ensuring that they are properly compensated as they render their services. Today, we would like to focus more on the safety and protection of workers. How can… Read More

In a previous article, we talked about working part-time in the UAE. Today, we will focus on full-time workers, particularly on legal working hours, overtime, and other related matters. What are the regular working hours in the UAE? When is a period of work considered as “overtime”? These are just some of the questions that we… Read More

Just like in other countries, labour laws in the UAE have been set to uphold the welfare of all workers. For instance, there is a law for domestic workers that helps protect their rights and benefits. Likewise, there are rules on working hours, official leaves, and other related concerns. Aside from all these, did you know that… Read More

If you have worked in the same job for at least one year, then you are entitled to gratuity pay. The UAE Labour Law states that a worker “having spent one year or more in continuous service shall be entitled to an end-of-service gratuity upon the termination of his service” (Article 132). Knowing how to calculate… Read More

Are you a job-seeker hoping to come and work in the UAE? Or perhaps you are already in the country — currently employed but planning to transfer to another job. Either way, it all begins with a simple yet crucial step in your career: accepting the job offer. Before you shake hands and sign any… Read More

Recently, we received a message from one of our readers mentioning that a certain “reputable” company has not paid its workers for more than two months now. Hence, this article seeks to address similar situations, i.e. employers who do not pay their employees on time. Ideally, workers should be receiving their salaries no later than… Read More

Recently, we shared about the new UAE law on domestic workers as well as support service workers. We’ve also discussed what the labour law in the emirates has to say about the working hours, official leaves, and vacations of employees. Today, we will talk about another important topic: overstaying. Many people come to the UAE on a visit/tourist… Read More

uae law domestic workers

The President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has recently approved Federal Law No. 10 of 2017. This 41-article law includes provisions on domestic workers‘ labour contracts, working hours, official leaves, recruitment agencies, and settlement of disputes. The Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE), Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash,… Read More

UAE Unlimited contract

We posted an article on what is a Limited Employment Contract, so now let’s try to understand the other type which is an Unlimited Contract. Simply put, an Unlimited labour contract is an employment agreement which does NOT have an expiration date. An Unlimited term contract is more employee-friendly compared to the limited term contract because it is… Read More

uae labour law rules 2016

Workers in the UAE, the new UAE Labour Law rules will take effect this January 2016. This will bring forth more transparency between the employer and employee and covers conditions for terminating employees, labour permits to work for new employers and application of ministry-approved contracts. UAE Labour Law Revisions One of the notable updates is… Read More