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Getting Visit Visa for Filipinos is will be more stricter!

Getting Visit Visa for Filipinos is will be more stricter!

News, UAE
Getting Visit Visa for Filipinos is will be more stricter! UAE and Philippine governments are now in talks to sign an agreement that would address the misuse of the visit visa program, Ambassador Constancio R. Vingo, Jr said during an interview. “The two governments are now talking to address this problem,” said Vingno. “And hopefully, in a month’s time, siguro… a labor agreement will … hopefully be signed between the Philippines and the UAE to address the problem of (jobseekers) coming over (to the UAE) with visit visas,” he added. ‘The two governments are now talking. In a month’s time, a labor agreement will hopefully be signed between the Philippines and the UAE to address the problem of (jobseekers) coming over using visit visas. This is in response to reports of human tra
Visit Visa Holders are no longer needed to Exit to change visa

Visit Visa Holders are no longer needed to Exit to change visa

News, UAE
Visit visa-holders no longer need to leave the country to change the standing of their visa to a residency permit, the Ministry of Interior disclosed on Sunday. Brigadier Dr Rashid Sultan Al Khadar, spokesman for the Naturalization, Residency and Ports section at the Ministry of the Interior, said that under resolution 377 of 2014, visa-holders of all sorts can alter the status of their entry and residency permits while remaining in the country. “Customers will have the ability to amend the status of their entry permits electronically through a couple of rapid and user friendly measures,” he said. “As an effect, visitors WOn’t have to leave the country, instead updating their visa status and paying all the mandatory fees while in the UAE.” Comparing the resolution to the prece
Driving licence decision welcomed in Sharjah

Driving licence decision welcomed in Sharjah

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Sharjah Police have decided to resume accepting applications for driving licences from almost all expatriates working and living in the emirate regardless of their profession, ending a five-year ban on specific professions. A ban was placed against 86 low-income workers in 2008 in a bid to cut traffic jams. The new amendment on the decision was implemented on August 28. In 2010, the Sharjah Traffic and Licensing Department relaxed the 2008 ban by removing 12 categories from the list. The ban was enforced on residents as per their profession as mentioned on their residence visa. “We have a long waiting list due to the huge rush,” an official at a driving school, who preferred not to be named, told Gulf News. “The rush for registration has been huge,” The average fee for a full d
Maid jailed for life in UAE for killing baby born out of wedlock

Maid jailed for life in UAE for killing baby born out of wedlock

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She dumped it in a waste bin The Ras Al Khaimah Criminal Court has sentenced a domestic help to life in jail for killing her baby born out of wedlock and dumping it in a waste bin. The accused, who was found guilty of having sex with her "lover", was also ordered to be deported after completion of her imprisonment. As per court records, the case came to the fore when the sponsor of the suspect rushed her to the emergency section of the nearest hospital after she suffered excessive bleeding. The doctors concerned told him that his domestic help was pregnant and had just delivered in an abnormal way. The shocked man got suspicious because his housemaid was staying alone with his family. He returned home, searched the maid's room and found blood in her private toilet. He could ...
You can report to the ministry for non-payment of salary

You can report to the ministry for non-payment of salary

News, UAE
No claim of any entitlement due will be heard if brought to court after the lapse of one year from the date on which such entitlement became due. Suppose two LLC companies are owned by a single owner and sponsored by two individuals. Under these circumstances is it legal for an employee sponsored by one of the two companies to work in the other company. b) There is delay in releasing the salaries in the company where I'm employed. What is the best way to deal with this situation in order to have the pending salaries released? Reporting to Labour department or filing a case in the appropriate court or with any other authority? Normally how long does the process take? Should the complainant surrender the passport to the authority concerned while the case is under process? Approximately w...
KNOW THE LAW: OVERTIME PAY MUST FOR NON-MANAGERIAL ROLES

KNOW THE LAW: OVERTIME PAY MUST FOR NON-MANAGERIAL ROLES

UAE
I am working as an accountant on unlimited contract with a company from July 2013. Now, HR department sent me a termination letter, in which it is mentioned "termination due to redundancy" and a one-month notice period. I want to know: (a) Since October 2015, my duty timings were 8am to 6.30pm - which is more than my eight-hour work requirements. Can I ask for a full year's overtime? (b) Will the company pay three months' salary or just one? Pursuant to your queries we advise you as below: (a) Remuneration for overtime: You are entitled for overtime remuneration in case your designation is not a manager or supervisor as laid down by Article 72 (1) of the Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 regulating Employment Relations in the UAE (the "Employment Law"). However, if you do not fall under t...
Extra-Marital Or Living Relationship Affairs Is Illegal

Extra-Marital Or Living Relationship Affairs Is Illegal

UAE
Love cases are another major expat issues faced by Filipinos in the UAE. The law and obligations of UAE are strict and rigid for all Residence no matter who they are. Once you are here in United Arab Emirates, starting learning and following law because ignorance of the law won’t exempt you from trouble. UAE Labour Law is not allowing you for extra-marital or living relationship affairs at any cost and it is strictly prohibited having kids without court or Islamic Marriage in UAE. Please note that UAE is a Muslim country and they follow sharia law, living in together, indecent clothing, kissing in public place is strictly forbidden. If you do then do it at your own risk. A couple who were involved in any illegal activity will get punishment by UAE authorities, it can be
Your gratuity pay should include hikes on the basic salary

Your gratuity pay should include hikes on the basic salary

News, UAE
The employer and the employee must execute restated employment contracts I've been working as a clerk in the UAE for 10 years in a private company on an unlimited contract. I'd signed my labour contract in 2007, where it was stated that the basic salary was Dh2,000 and overtime. My salary has been increased many times since then but my contract was never updated. I am resigning my job, and am unsure how the gratuity will work. Is it still counted as the Dh2,000 mentioned in my salary? Does it include the raises and the overtime accrued over 10 years? It is presumed that you are employed in one of the mainland companies in the UAE under unlimited duration employment contract. And is presumed that your employment contract falls under the jurisdiction of Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 regulati...
Here’s how to avoid labour ban in UAE

Here’s how to avoid labour ban in UAE

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Payment for overtime work shall depend upon your designation and nature of your work. I have been working as a personal manager in Abu Dhabi under an unlimited contract for the last eight months with a salary of Dh12,500. I am an MBA with an attested certificate. Now I want to change my job. Please advise the possibility of ban and the available options to remove the ban. You may resign from your employment serving a 30 days' notice to your employer as you are on an unlimited contract. This is in accordance with Article 117 (1) of the Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 (Labour Law), which states: "Both the employer and the worker may terminate a contract of employment of unlimited duration for a valid reason at any time following its conclusion by giving the other party notice in writing at lea...
Eid Al Adha holiday for UAE private sector announced

Eid Al Adha holiday for UAE private sector announced

News, UAE
Work will resume on Sunday, September 3. The UAE has announced Eid Al Adha holidays for the private sector. According to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the private sector will enjoy a three-day break starting from Thursday, August 31, to Saturday, September 2, 2017. Work will resume on Sunday, September 3. The announcement comes a day after the UAE government announced Eid Al Adha holidays for the public sector. The Federal Authority for Human Resources on Wednesday announced that Eid Al Adha holiday in the ministries and federal bodies of the UAE government is scheduled to start from next Thursday, August 31, 2017, with the resumption of official work on Monday, September 4. Saudi Arabia had last week announced a 16-day holiday for Eid Al Adha, while ...
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