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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

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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 ...
FILIPINOS TRAVELLING TO UAE: BEWARE OF USING FAKE DOCUMENTS, CLOSE TO 2000 PINOYS OFF-LOADED

FILIPINOS TRAVELLING TO UAE: BEWARE OF USING FAKE DOCUMENTS, CLOSE TO 2000 PINOYS OFF-LOADED

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Filipinos travelling to UAE, beware of using forged or fake documents. In 2015, close to 2000 Pinoys were off-loaded due to this scenario. The Philippine Consulate General in Dubai has posted a press release where Filipinos use ‘spurious papers’ and were endorsed for a second screening because of possessing questionable documents such Affidavits of Support and Guarantee (ASG) and DFA-issused Official Receiptrs (ORs). There’s a list of 25 travel agencies where agents allegedly issued spurious ASGs to Pinoys who have tried to sponsor family members but were then off-loaded by the Bureau of Immigration. These agencies have been forward to Dubai Police for investigation. Below is a transcript of the said announcement from PCG Dubai. PH Bureau of Immigration Nets 1,921 Filipinos wit
UAE declares Eid Al Adha holidays

UAE declares Eid Al Adha holidays

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Holidays begin on August 31. UAE has declared Eid Al Adha holidays for the public sector, a day after the Zul Hijjah moon was sighted. The Federal Authority for Human Resources 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. Eid Al Adha holidays for the private sector have not been announced. Source
Uae Blacklist And Lifetime Ban

Uae Blacklist And Lifetime Ban

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UAE Blacklist Rules and Law Below are the Questions mostly visitors asked through Mails, Messages & comments: 1: What is Blacklist? 2: How to enter UAE again if someone is blacklisted? 3: Is there any fine on blacklist person(s)? 4: How to enter UAE without Ban? 5: Is there any chance to remove name from Blacklist Category? 6: What to do if we do not have money to pay? 7: Where to surrender in UAE? 8: If someone is blacklisted in UAE, Can he travel other GCC country? 9: What are the reason due to which we can face lifetime ban? 10: What are the types of bans in UAE? 11: I didn’t did any crime, why I am blacklisted? 12: What about those who runaway but still here in UAE? 13: What if someone got arrest while living illegally here in UAE? 14: Who are not allowed to
Eid Al Adha to begin on September 1; long weekend in UAE?

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

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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

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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...
UAE considers new faster residence visa system

UAE considers new faster residence visa system

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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

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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

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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
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