Legal

  • Why employers fire workers without notice
  • Why employers fire workers without notice

    • 1 year ago
    • 3886

    It is presumed that employment relations at your entity are subject to the provisions of the Federal Law No 8 of 1980 on the Regulation of Labour Relations (the "Labour Law").
     

  • What to Do When Your Firm Has Been Blacklisted in UAE
  • What to Do When Your Firm Has Been Blacklisted in

    • 1 year ago
    • 3933

    We have been running a business consultancy company in Sharjah since 2013. Our company was blacklisted by the Central Bank of the UAE in February 2017. Our company's account was closed by the bank, due to which two cheques for Dh2,500 and

  • Has your employer revoked your offer letter? Here's what to do
  • Has your employer revoked your offer letter?

    • 1 year ago
    • 4197

    I got a job offer from a company in Sharjah while I was working with another. The new employer gave me an offer letter promising a monthly salary of Dh5,000. They asked me to cancel the existing labour contract and exit the UAE to process my

  • Overstaying your visa is illegal and can prove very costly
  • Overstaying your visa is illegal and can prove

    • 1 year ago
    • 30092

    Staying in any country without a valid visa is obviously illegal. Illegal immigrants within country borders is not a problem that only Western countries such as USA or UK face, Qatar has a fair share of illegal immigrants in the region. Qatari

  • Did you know that recording conversation is punishable crime
  • Did you know that recording conversation is

    • 1 year ago
    • 7928

    A punishment of confinement and fine shall be inflicted on any person who records or transmits a conversation or taking pictures without the victim's consent.
    I have a case in which a client owes over Dh2

  • Can a WhatsApp message be used as proof in UAE courts?
  • Can a WhatsApp message be used as proof in UAE

    • 1 year ago
    • 7010

    If you have forwarded or transferred the said messages to any other electronic device, it may not be treated as evidence
    Last year, I lent Dh10,000 to a friend. I deposited the money in his bank account for w

  • Change your job anytime if you are from these 6 industries
  • Change your job anytime if you are from these 6

    • 2 years   ago
    • 7977

    If an employee who is bound by a limited period contract leaves his work before the expiry of the contract period, then he/she shall not be entitled to any end of service benefits.
    My wife has been working as

  • Is your employer threatening you with a ban? Read this
  • Is your employer threatening you with a ban? Read

    • 2 years   ago
    • 10423

    It is not mandatory for employers to issue a permanent confirmation certificate of employment at the end of probation period.
    I am working for a free zone company in Jumeirah Lakes Towers. I just completed my probation a few days back

  • Know the law: Employee need not pay hiring cost
  • Know the law: Employee need not pay hiring cost

    • 2 years   ago
    • 6357

    An employee is not entitled to pay the employer the recruitment costs borne by the employer at the time of recruitment if he is terminated during his probation.
    I have a question on behalf of my employer. If

  • IMPORTANT INFO! Here Is How To RESIGN From JOB Under New Labor LAW!
  • Rules for resigning from a job in Qatar

    • 2 years   ago
    • 92732

    There arises a situation in people’s professional lives when they want to move on to a different employer but their current employer is refusing to accept their resignation. People in such a situation are caught in fix as they do not want

  • Working extra hours in UAE? You must be paid for it
  • Working extra hours in UAE? You must be paid for

    • 2 years   ago
    • 4163

    The commutation periods spent by the worker from the place of residence to the work site thereof shall not be calculated within the working hours.
    I am a teacher working for an Indian School in Dubai, which h

  • How to accept a job in a GCC state while working in another
  • How to accept a job in a GCC state while working

    • 2 years   ago
    • 5757

    In order to obtain a new employment visa from a prospective employer in the UAE, employee should cancel the visa held from the other state.
    I am an Indian mechanical engineer working in Kuwait. My company is planning to obtai

  • After expiration of work contract, do an employee need to serve full notice period?
  • After expiration of work contract, do an employee

    • 2 years   ago
    • 3820

    Question: Am I obliged to serve the notice period despite the fact that the contract is expired? 
    I have been working in the UAE as an accountant for two years. This is my first contract with the organiz