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Is your employer threatening you with a ban? Read this

Is your employer threatening you with a ban? Read this

UAE
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 but still haven't received my permanent confirmation certificate. I am planning to change my job, and my boss is not allowing me to do so. He says that he will get a labour ban imposed on me and also seek damages from me. In my contract it says that I will have to serve one-month notice and if I don't, I will have to reimburse an amount. I just want to know what I can possibly do or if I have to pay how much will be the amount? It is presumed that your employer is an entity registered with the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) and that your employment...
Airberlin files for administration: Etihad Airways

Airberlin files for administration: Etihad Airways

UAE
Abu Dhabi-based airline Etihad Airways has announced that 'airberlin' has filed for administration. In an official statement, Etihad Airways said that this latest development is "extremely disappointing for all parties," especially as the airline "has provided extensive support to airberlin for its previous liquidity challenges and restructuring efforts over the past six years." It added that in April this year, Etihad provided EUR 250 million of additional funding to airberlin as well as supporting the airline to explore strategic options for the business. "However, airberlin’s business has deteriorated at an unprecedented pace, preventing it from overcoming its significant challenges and from implementing alternative strategic solutions. Under these circumstances, as a minority
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
Learn How You Can Work Part Time Legally In UAE working for another COMPANY

Learn How You Can Work Part Time Legally In UAE working for another COMPANY

News, UAE
Due to Low salary and some financial issues many of us want to earn some extra cash, we are going to write few lines regarding “How to work part time in UAE legally”? There is often a misconception that nobody can work part time in UAE and you might be flouting law while doing so. Let us clear that the (MOHRE) Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation allows you to go for a part-time job by obtaining a part time work permit. What is part time work permit? Part time or Temporary work permit is a permit under which UAE Expats can work anywhere in UAE after completing their duties with existing employers. Who can apply for a part time work permit? A temporary work permit and a part-time work permit shall be issued to the following categories: 1: Employees (workers)
What to do? when your firm has been blacklisted in UAE

What to do? when your firm has been blacklisted in UAE

UAE
Know your legal rights in the UAE 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 Dh3,500 issued by us bounced. We eventually paid the party concerned in cash. We filed a complaint with the Central Bank of the UAE and got a reference, but never received any response. We are now facing problems running the business without a bank account. Please advise how to legally remove the blacklisting of our company. Pursuant to your queries, it is not clear from your question whether closure of your bank account resulted in dishonour of the cheques issued by you; or whether your bank account had been
Video: Indian headmaster canes helpless students

Video: Indian headmaster canes helpless students

UAE
Fellow teacher posts video, gets sacked 'Disgustingly barbaric' would be an understatement to describe a footage that has emerged of a headmaster in an Indian school beating students with a cane till it breaks. The shocking clip shows the helpless students yelping in pain as they are violently and relentlessly caned on the hands, fingers and everywhere. Some of students reportedly fall unconscious after the headmaster strikes them for the "slightest of mistakes". A mother of one of the victims lodged a complaint against the school but was forced to withdraw it after 'pressure' from local authorities, the police and the school, MailOnline reports. The video has gone viral and drawn widespread flak. It was posted by another teacher of the same convent school in Fafamau c
UAE mobile subscribers touch 18.7 million in H1 2017

UAE mobile subscribers touch 18.7 million in H1 2017

UAE
The number of subscribers in etisalat's mobile services amounted to 10.5 million The subscription base in UAE mobile phone services expanded 2.4 per cent during H1 2017 to 18.7 million subscribers from 18.26 million in the corresponding period last year. According to etisalat, the number of subscribers in the company's mobile services amounted to 10.5 million during the first six months of the year, a growth of three per cent against the same period last year. The service provider gets 57.5 per cent of the total mobile phone service market in the UAE, as per the company's H1 financial statements. The number of subscribers in du services hit 8.2 million by the end of June, with the company posting a growth of 1.5 per cent during Q2. Mobile phone services represent the main...
Man surprises cheating wife in Dubai, lover jumps out of 2nd-floor window

Man surprises cheating wife in Dubai, lover jumps out of 2nd-floor window

UAE
His wife had recently asked for a divorce. A 27-year-old man took a break from work to double-check whether his wife was indeed at home as she claimed to him on WhatsApp. However, he ended up surprising her and his friend while they had sex in his flat, prompting his friend to jump off the window (second floor) and break his legs. The Court of Misdemeanors heard the incident that took place on January 19 and was reported to Al Rashidiya police station. According to court documents, the husband and his friend, both Syrians, stay in the same building in the International City. The husband, who works as a cook, told the investigators that he had grown suspicious that his wife, aged 21 from Jordan, was not being faithful and cheating on him with his 30-year-old countryman. "He w...
17 arrested in Dubai, Australia, Netherlands drug raids

17 arrested in Dubai, Australia, Netherlands drug raids

UAE
Five men were arrested by Dubai police Police in Dubai, Australia and the Netherlands have arrested 17 people and seized nearly two tonnes of narcotics in raids the Australian Federal Police (AFP) said on Tuesday had broken up two interlinked Middle Eastern crime syndicates. In simultaneous operations, nine men and a woman were arrested in Sydney on Tuesday and five men were arrested in the United Arab Emirates by Dubai police, according to the AFP. Authorities in the Netherlands at the same time arrested two men alleged to have been responsible for arranging the supply of drugs to an Australian-based syndicate, the AFP said. "The people we allege are part of this syndicate are Middle Eastern organised crime figures that are well-known to law enforcement, and for decades ...
How 2 speeding violations can make you ‘wanted’ in Dubai

How 2 speeding violations can make you ‘wanted’ in Dubai

UAE
Dubai traffic department will also take action against owner If accumulated traffic fines exceed Dh6,000, the vehicle of the driver will be listed as 'wanted' and seized, the Dubai traffic department has said. Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, director general department of the traffic at Dubai Police, said that action will also be taken against the motorist. He pointed out that the traffic system gets updated automatically, and puts all such vehicles in the 'wanted' list, before they are confiscated. Speeding at more than 80kmph over the speed limit invites a fine of Dh3,000. Two such violations will result in a Dh6,000 fine and, therefore, trigger the 'wanted' categorization for the car. The security and traffic patrols is well-equipped and armed with modern techniq...
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