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Eid Al Adha to begin on September 1; long weekend in UAE?

Eid Al Adha to begin on September 1; long weekend in UAE?

News, UAE
August 23 will be the first day of Zul Hijjah, 1438. The first day of Eid Al Adha will be September 1, 2017, the department of astronomy and space sciences at Kuwait Science Club has announced. In a press release issued by the department, and quoted across Kuwaiti media, the department announced that Wednesday, August 23, will be the first day of Zul Hijjah, 1438. Arafat Day, which falls on the ninth day of the Zul Hijjah month, will be observed on Thursday, August 31, while Eid Al Adha will be observed on September 1. Last week, Saudi Arabia announced a 16-day holiday for Eid Al Adha, while UAE is yet to announce the dates. A three-day holiday is usually observed in the UAE for Eid Al Adha. Source
Working on a holiday? Employees to be paid 150% of salary

Working on a holiday? Employees to be paid 150% of salary

News, UAE
It is also prescribed in the Employment Law that the daily hours of work are to be designed by the concerned employer in a manner that employees are not required to work for more than five hours at a stretch I am working as a saleswoman in a laundry shop on a limited contract since May 2015. Recently the company transferred me to their shop in a mall. The company is forcing me to work during public holidays without compensation. When I objected to it, the company threatened me with termination. I told the management that they can terminate me for not working on public holidays and I will seek assistance from the Ministry of Labour. To add to it, my working time is from 9am to 9pm. Although the actual timing is 9am to 1pm and 4pm to 9pm, as it is a shopping mall, I cannot take a br...
Airport police saves OFW from missing her flight

Airport police saves OFW from missing her flight

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Indeed, no act of kindness is too small, especially in times of need. Mary Jane Abalos, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW), was saved from spending thousands for booking a new plane ticket after almost missing a flight back to Bahrain on August 11 through the kindness of an airport police at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport 1. Abalos, who arrived at a wrong airport terminal without a single peso at hand, narrated in a Facebook post that NAIA police Joebert Besonia lend her P20 to ride a bus going to the right airport terminal. “I [salute] you, Sir. Tunay na maaasahan kayo sa gitna ng pangangailangan. This is the way I thank you for assisting me at the airport na hindi naghihintay ng kapalit,” Abalos said in a Facebook post. Abalos’ post has been shared 3,282 times and
UAE considers new faster residence visa system

UAE considers new faster residence visa system

News, UAE
Ministry of Interior meet to consider alternative voucher options to speed up process The UAE's Ministry of Interior (MoI) is studying a proposal to do away with residence visa stamping on passports of expatriates. Currently, all UAE residents are required to stamp their passports with the residence visa. The proposal was discussed during a meeting of the directors-general of the residency and foreigners affairs departments of the MoI. Read Also: HAPPY NEWS For EXPATS! NOW you can Legally work PART TIME in UAE while you’re working for another COMPANY! They reviewed the necessary procedures and alternatives for doing away with the stamping procedure. The proposal is designed to achieve the objectives of the MoI to boost its smart services offerings. The ministry is in the process
Salary Deduction Law for Companies & Employees

Salary Deduction Law for Companies & Employees

News, UAE
Salary deduction by UAE Firms become the mostly discussed topic on our platform and we have been asked many times for the solution. Employees especially those who are earning from 1500 to 2500 AED per month are afraid and feeling fearful to speak up with their Employers. As per the research 70% of worker are worried about losing their jobs or facing ban. So, we have decided to write few lines to reduce the fear of employees by writing authentic and informative articles regarding “Salary Deduction in UAE”. Hope it will give some sort of confidence to all those who are facing salary deduction issues in United Arab Emirates. Salary Deduction by Employer is illegal: Please note that your employer (company) cannot deduct a portion of worker salary without a valid or solid reason.
How To Calculate Uae Gratuity Pay

How To Calculate Uae Gratuity Pay

News, UAE
Calculating your end-of-service (gratuity) pay is important. Knowing how the total sum is reached will help you identify any errors made by your company. Before attempting the calculation, it is important that you read the UAE Labour Law as set out by the Ministry of Labour. Click here. It is important to note that the calculations for gratuity pay are different depending on whether you’re on a Limited (Fixed Term) contract or Unlimited (Undefined) contract. If you are terminated from your job, unless you break the rules as stated in Article 139 of the Labour Law, the employee is still entitled to gratuity pay. If the employee resigns of his or her own free will before completing one year, than they will not be entitled to any gratuity pay. Note Gratuity pay is calculated based o
YET Another HAPPY NEWS For Filipinos! NEW LAW For PINOY EXPATS In UAE!

YET Another HAPPY NEWS For Filipinos! NEW LAW For PINOY EXPATS In UAE!

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If a complaint is filed against the worker by a third party and the worker is acquitted, that party will have to pay the remuneration of the worker during the detention. Penalties for Violators: Violators of the law will receive tough penalties including prison terms and hefty fines. A worker who fails to keep in confidence secrets of his employer even after the term of employment shall receive a prison term of up to six months, a fine of up to 100,000 AED or both. Those who encourage a domestic worker to quit his job or offer shelter to him or her or stop law enforcement officers from doing their jobs shall receive the same penalty and the court may also order deportation after the prison term is served. Placement agencies which break the law shall be punished with a fine of u...
Saudi Arabia announces 16-day Eid Al Adha holiday

Saudi Arabia announces 16-day Eid Al Adha holiday

News, Saudi Arabia
This year's Eid Al Adha is likely to fall on Friday, September 1, 2017. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday declared a 16-day holiday for the festival of Eid Al Adha. The holiday period will begin on the end of Thursday, Dhu Al Hijjah 2, 1438. Work will resume on Dhu Al Hijjah 19, 1438. This year's Eid Al Adha is likely to fall on Friday, September 1, 2017, or Dhu Al Hijjah 10, 1438. According to details available on Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department of the Government of Dubai, the festival will be observed on September 1, subject to moon sighting. Eid Al Adha celebrations come after the Haj -- the important annual Islamic pilgrimage to Makkah, the holy city in Saudi Arabia. الخدمة المدنية : إجازة عيد الأضحى المبارك 16 يوماً تبدأ بنهاية
Changing Job in UAE

Changing Job in UAE

News, UAE
Do you know the category of industries (professions) in UAE that are able tochange their sponsors (job) any time? Beloware the Industries where a candidate, employee or worker can change his/her sponsor/job at any time. Article 2 of Ministerial order no (13) of 1991: The organization of the transfer of sponsorship of non-national labours the rules governing the same’ which states: “Non-national laborers may be allowed to transfer one job to another and hence transfer of their sponsorship if they fall under the following categories”: 1: Engineers. 2: Doctors. 3: Pharmacists. 4: Nurses (Male + Female). 5: Agricultural Guides. 6: Qualified Accountants. 7: Qualified Account Auditors. 8: Qualified Administrative Officials. 9: Technicians operating on electronic e
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