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Will you get allowances when you go on annual leave in UAE?

Will you get allowances when you go on annual leave in UAE?

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Know your legal rights in the UAE. Q. I am employed by a reputed company based in the emirate of Dubai, which was incorporated almost 25 years ago. Whenever an employee proceeds on annual vacation, the employer pays only basic salary and housing allowance as annual leave pay. The employer does not pay fixed allowances, which are part of the employees' salary, excluding other performance incentives. My salary is Dh5,000 per month and its breakup is Dh2,500 towards basic pay, Dh1,250 as housing allowance and Dh1,250 other allowances. Further, incentives, overtime salary, mobile allowance and vehicle allowance are separate. Answer: We assume that you are employed with an employer, which is incorporated in mainland in the emirate of Dubai. As an employee, you are only entitled for ...
Sheikh Mohammed issues new law on working in UAE

Sheikh Mohammed issues new law on working in UAE

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The decree has been published in the federal gazette. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Monday issued two decrees supporting people with disabilities. The first concerns providing equal opportunities for employment. Ministerial Decree No. 43 of 2018, published in the federal gazette, supports the rights of persons with disabilities or people of determination, by enabling them to access equal opportunities in the labour market compared to others. The decision also stressed on the need to provide suitable working and health conditions for people with disabilities, calling for establishments to grant them exemptions and privileges wherever necessary. It also supports those who wish to establish t...
These workers can get 10-year visa in UAE

These workers can get 10-year visa in UAE

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New reforms such as 10-year visa, 100% foreign ownership of firms to help attract best talent, FDI. Technology entrepreneurs, influencers, high-end individual investors and specialists in certain fields such as science, space and medicine would be eligible for the 10-year visa slated to be implemented by the end of this year, say industry executives. The UAE government recently announced that it would issue 10-year visas for professionals and investors and will also allow 100 per cent foreign ownership in mainland companies as part of reforms to attract the best talent available in the world and also to lure foreign direct investment into the country. It is expected that the new reforms will be focused on those professions and industries that meet the UAE's strategic needs. ...
9 money tips if you lose your job in the UAE

9 money tips if you lose your job in the UAE

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Getting terminated in the UAE is not good news but there are a few things you can do to make the situation less dire 1. Talk to your bank If you have any outstanding debt, your account is likely to be blocked. When changing jobs, your last salary will be marked as a final payment or end-of-service benefit by the employer. “Be prepared,” says Jon Richards, CEO of Compareit4me.com. “The last thing you want is to be caught out with no access to funds, and/or direct debits and standing orders being rejected or declined. Meet with your bank well ahead of time to ensure they explain the process of obtaining a salary certificate and letter from your new firm, in order to avoid accounts being frozen.” Ambareen Musa, CEO at Souqalmal.com, advises checking with your bank on their policies
List of Offenses that will Get You Terminated from Work

List of Offenses that will Get You Terminated from Work

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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 better what are grave actions that might cause you your job. Take note that aside from getting terminated, there are also cases wherein you might be imposed with a ban and depending on the ban, you might not be allowed to work in the UAE at all. Actions that Will Get you Dismissed from your Job – UAE Labour Law Article 120 an employer has the right to terminate an employee if the employee commits the following offenses: Assume a false identity or nationality or submits forged certificates or documents. Is
Does your office keep your passport in UAE? Here’s the law

Does your office keep your passport in UAE? Here’s the law

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An employer cannot terminate an employee for not surrendering its passport to its employer. Q.1) I would like to raise a concern regarding the retention of a passport. My wife is working for a private travel agency and is on my sponsorship. She has been working in that firm since 2011 and all of a sudden the company manager is forcing her to surrender the passport, even though it is being informed to him that this is not in accordance with our consent. He is threatening to take strict action against her. Please advise if it is legal to force an employee, who is not directly under the company's sponsorship, is supposed to submit their passport? My wife's entire job period is very clean with no dues or loans or any kind of misconduct towards the job. Can the manager or company force he...
IMPORTANT Info For GCC Expats! Keep Your Passports: Reminder to Foreign Workers in Qatar, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait!

IMPORTANT Info For GCC Expats! Keep Your Passports: Reminder to Foreign Workers in Qatar, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait!

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Filipinos have been reminded to keep their passports instead of handing them over to their employers or placement agencies. Passports are not the property of a holder but by the Philippine government so passport holders can also be called caretakers of such travel and identity documents. Therefore, keeping these passports under our care is paramount. That also means it must not be kept by others — employers, loan companies and the like — for whatever reason. In the Middle East, many Filipinos are not free to keep their passports despite the laws that prohibit others, notably employers, from keeping them. Some employers seem to hold their workers hostage by keeping their passports in the guise of safekeeping. In reality, while not strongly enforced or loosely defined, there are gui
IMPORTANT Info Expats! Emirates ID Expiry Fines and Renewal Grace Period!

IMPORTANT Info Expats! Emirates ID Expiry Fines and Renewal Grace Period!

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Expats existence in UAE can only be proved by its Visa or Emirates ID, but many expat unconcern about the fines and penalties if they unable to renew their emirates Id. There is some grace period is given in this matter as it is required by holder to do the renewal before that grace expiry date. Remeber if Emirates ID expires and holder don’t renew it within 30 days, they can get in trouble at anytime if caught by police and there bank accounts may also get discontinued. Grace Period for Emirates ID Renewal: Grace period is time frame given to card holder within which he must have to take steps to renew his Emirates ID from Emirates Identity Authority. The Grace period after expiry of card is 30 days means than once card is expired holder must visit government authority to rene
ATTENTION Illegal Expats! DON’T File for UAE Amnesty If  YOU Have THESE Problem Otherwise You Will Get Trouble!

ATTENTION Illegal Expats! DON’T File for UAE Amnesty If  YOU Have THESE Problem Otherwise You Will Get Trouble!

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Through the UAE amnesty program, those who have overstayed their visas have a chance to exit the country without getting an entry ban or paying any fines. Alternatively, if they wish to stay and look for a new job in the UAE, they may apply for a six-month temporary visa. However, what if the visa violator has a pending loan or police case in the country? Will this make him or her eligible for amnesty? In today’s article, we shall feature the answer to this question, based on the FAQs on UAE amnesty released by the Philippine Embassy earlier. Does UAE Amnesty Cover Expats w/ Legal Cases? Recently, we have received a lot of questions regarding the UAE amnesty program. One of the most common questions concerns expats who have pending cases, whether these are financial cases (e.g. cr
New visa rules open the way for expats in the UAE

New visa rules open the way for expats in the UAE

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The low tax, and often no-tax regime in the UAE has ensured that it’s always a popular destination for expats who want to accumulate as much extra capital as they can while working abroad. The latest changes to the UAE’s new visa rules have created positive speculation that the number of professional expats living and working in the United Arab Emirates will sharply increase over the next few years. Sweeping new changes for expats in the UAE The UAE has announced massive reforms that will allow 100 percent foreign ownership in companies and long-term residence visas for skilled and creative expats. These new rules are designed to entrench the UAE’s position as a top destination for leading global talent and international investors. 10-year visas will be granted Under a new
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