Legal

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

    • 2 years   ago
    • 3303

    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

  • Severance pay is based on employee's last basic salary
  • Severance pay is based on employee's last basic

    • 2 years   ago
    • 12069

    Pursuant to the provisions of the Employment Law, it may be noted that the gratuity/severance pay is generally calculated on the basis of the last basic salary drawn by an employee.
    I've been working as a

  • You can be banned for quitting job in probation period
  • You can be banned for quitting job in probation

    • 2 years   ago
    • 8091

    It is advised that those working under an unlimited period of contract should give 30-day notice before terminating contract.
    I am currently working in an LLC company on an unlimited contract and am still und

  • Employee must report sickness in 2 days
  • Employee must report sickness in 2 days

    • 2 years   ago
    • 4207

    If an employee contracts an illness not resulting out of an employment-related injury, the employee must report about his/her illness within a maximum of two days.
    I was absent from work in a Dubai company on December 27 and

  • 13 Ways a Domestic Helper Can Transfer Service From One Employer to Another in Saudi Arabia
  • 13 Ways a Domestic Helper Can Transfer Service

    • 2 years   ago
    • 3868

    There are circumstances, 13 to be exact, when a domestic helper’s service can be transfered from one employer to another. This has been approved by Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali Al-Ghafis.
    The new measure

  • Employees don't have to pay visa costs
  • Employees don't have to pay visa costs

    • 2 years   ago
    • 3192

    There are no laws which prescribe that an employee should reimburse the employer towards the visa expenses.
    I would like to know whether an employee has to pay Dh5,000 as visa charges if for some reason he ha

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

    • 2 years   ago
    • 3515

    The employment may actually commence if the prospective employee does not face any impediment so as to the issuance of an employment visa/ work permit in the UAE.
    I got a job offer from a company in Sharjah w

  • Full pay is a must during notice period
  • Full pay is a must during notice period

    • 2 years   ago
    • 4121

    "The parties may not agree to dispense with the requirement as to notice or to reduce period of notice, but may agree to increase it."
    I joined a private construction company in Abu Dhabi on August

  • Annual leave salary should be paid before leave begins
  • Annual leave salary should be paid before leave

    • 2 years   ago
    • 48667

    Your employer should pay your annual leave salary before you proceed on annual leave, in accordance with Article 80 of the Employment Law.
    I am working in a private company on a two-year contract, which will

  • 10 Acts That Can Lead to Termination of Work
  • 10 Acts That Can Lead to Termination of Work

    • 2 years   ago
    • 4130

    There are many ways an employee can get fired from the job.
    Incompetence at work and inability to perform daily duties due to lack of knowledge, skills or experience; getting the job offer based on misreprese

  • Want to file employment case in UAE? Do it in a year
  • Want to file employment case in UAE? Do it in a

    • 2 years   ago
    • 2112

    'What is the procedure for filing such cases and which government departments/offices in Dubai should people go to for seeking redressal?'
    What is the legal time limit for pursuing and claiming outsta

  • You might have to pay if you quit during probation
  • You might have to pay if you quit during

    • 2 years   ago
    • 4106

    Compensation can be up to half the remuneration amount for 3 months
    Is it legal for an employer to ask for monetary compensation from an employee who resigns during the probation period? I resigned from my co

  • Employees need not pay visa costs
  • Employees need not pay visa costs

    • 2 years   ago
    • 5336

    There are no laws which prescribe that an employee should reimburse the employer towards the visa expenses.
    I would like to know whether an employee has to pay Dh5,000 as visa charges if for some reason he has to cancel his e

  • Quitting job in probation period can invite ban
  • Quitting job in probation period can invite ban

    • 2 years   ago
    • 7885

    It is advised that those working under an unlimited period of contract should give 30-day notice before terminating contract.
    I am currently working in an LLC company on an unlimited contract and am still und