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UAE Labour Law

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

Is it legally possible to take on a second job in the UAE? As a matter of fact, it is! Since 2010, the UAE Labour Law has allowed those who already have a full-time job to take on a part-time job, as long as it doesn’t interfere with their existing tasks and responsibilities. Moreover, the… 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

If you’ve been working in the UAE for some time, then most likely you’re familiar with some of their labour laws, such as getting a labour card and the legality of job offer letters. On the other hand, if you are still in the planning stage, it helps to know these laws even before you apply… Read More

types of uae companies

One of the terms that you will encounter as an employee in the UAE are Free Zone companies. Freezones are separate entities and are not governed by the UAE Labour Law. The other types of companies are Government-Owned and UAE-Registered (both of these are under UAE Labour Law). Companies under free zone areas have their… Read More

uae labour terminable offenses

As an employee, it is important that you know your limits at work and you are aware of the scenarios that can get you fired or dismissed from your job. We are sharing this list of offenses based on Article 120 of the UAE Labour Law. Let this be a tip to help you understand… Read More


When you get hired, you would usually be given a Job Offer letter by your employer containing details of your job such as salary, working hours, etc. This would be used only as a reference before officially getting employed under the UAE labour. Now, in the new law, any job offer letter given to an… 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 ban cancel

In the new year comes a new set of rules in the UAE Labour contract. Part of the changes state that there will be no 6-months ban provided that there is a mutual agreement between the employer and the employee to terminate the contract. In the old work contract set-up, an employee will automatically get… 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

UAE Limited contract- labour law

In summary, a Limited Contract in the UAE Labour means that your contract has a start date and an end date which usually runs for 2 years (maximum). In terms of your fulfilling your role and responsibilities as an employee, you are required to fulfill your duties until the end date. Related Post: Difference Between Limited… Read More

UAE-work contract dubai

I’m planning to change jobs here in the United Arab Emirates. I don’t know if there’s going to be a problem here considering I have a Limited Contract from the Ministry of Labour (MOL). I know that I will get an automatic ban from the MOL since I will not be finishing the 2 years… Read More

Disclaimer: Information below is an account of a single person’s experience only. Please do not use this as a basis if you have any legal concerns with your employer. The purpose of this blog post is for awareness only. If you have questions, it’s always best to consult legal advice with the proper people. The other… Read More