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IMPORTANT Info UAE Expats! Here What To Do If Your UAE Visa EXPIRES While Serving Notice Period?

IMPORTANT Info UAE Expats! Here What To Do If Your UAE Visa EXPIRES While Serving Notice Period?

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The employer may not renew residence visa only for 40 days. Question: I am working for a company on an unlimited contract and recently submitted my resignation. However, my visa will expire in 20 days, while the duration of my notice period is two months. Do I still need to serve my full notice period even though my visa is expiring? What are the options open to me? Can my employer renew it for just 40 days and then cancel it or can I just request cancellation of visa and leave? Answer: Pursuant to your queries, we assume that you are employed by a mainland company in the UAE and your employment is governed by Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 regulating employment relations in the UAE (the 'Employment Law') and subsequent ministerial orders issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emir...
Philippines to bear all expenses for Filipinos exiting UAE during amnesty

Philippines to bear all expenses for Filipinos exiting UAE during amnesty

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Free tickets and payment of fees offered to those exiting without a ban The Philippine missions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai on Thursday announced that their government will bear the expenses of sending home the undocumented citizens availing the upcoming amnesty in the UAE. The missions said they will pay for the processes required for those wishing to leave the UAE. This will include fees for exit permits, clearances, and flight tickets to the Philippines. The missions clarified that the humanitarian gesture of financial support will be extended only to those citizens who will leave the UAE without a ban during the amnesty. This means the missions will issue emergency travel document [referred to as out-pass] for those without a valid passport free of cost and will also pay all ...
Important Info for UAE Expats! Here You Need To Know About Your Shift Timings As Per UAE Labour Law!

Important Info for UAE Expats! Here You Need To Know About Your Shift Timings As Per UAE Labour Law!

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Read the UAE Labour Law to learn your rights as an employee Understanding your employee rights is a very important part of living and working in the UAE. Below is the labour law, as published by the UAE Ministry of Labour with regards to worker’s hours. What is the maximum amount of working hours? The maximum number of ordinary working hours for adult workers shall be eight hours per day, or forty eight hours per week. The number of hours may be increased to nine hours per day for people employed in trade, hotels, cafeterias, security and other jobs whose addition may be made by virtue of a decision from the Minister of Labour. Furthermore, the daily number of working hours may be reduced for strenuous or harmful works and such by virtue of a decision from the Minister of La
Only For Expats! Termination or Resignation: Your Labour Rights When Leaving a Job In The UAE!

Only For Expats! Termination or Resignation: Your Labour Rights When Leaving a Job In The UAE!

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Based on popular reader questions on the labour law, we list employee rights and responsibilities Despite having clear guidelines on employee rights in the UAE, it is usual for residents to be forced to accept less than what they're owed in case of resignation or termination. From conditions of notice periods to arbitrary dismissals, there are laws protecting both employee and employer interests. End of contract Resignation When you resign, your employer's acceptance or rejection of your resignation is not essential legally. Even if the resignation was submitted by email, it is considered accepted from the date of submission. Therefore, your contractual notice period (up to a maximum of three months) starts from this date. Termination Your dues and receivables differ bas...
Happy News For Illegal Expats! Return To Your Own Country Without Paying Any OVERSTAY FINES!

Happy News For Illegal Expats! Return To Your Own Country Without Paying Any OVERSTAY FINES!

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The general visa amnesty will start on August 1. Expats living in the UAE illegally can now utilise the amnesty scheme to either regularise their visa status or to exit the country without paying any overstay fines. In order to reach out to more beneficiaries, Indian missions in the UAE have opened a help desk, a hotline and an exclusive email address to help maximum number of Indians staying in the country illegally to avail of the three-month amnesty, announced recently by the UAE government. The general visa amnesty will start on August 1. If you are looking forward to avail the services under the amnesty, here is what you need to know: Amnesty 2018 by UAE government Duration The duration of the amnesty will be from August 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018 (3 months), subjec...
Things you should not be doing on Facebook in UAE to avoid trouble with the law

Things you should not be doing on Facebook in UAE to avoid trouble with the law

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In this day and age, social media plays a major role in our lives. We use it to post status updates and photos of our activities. We often share news and announcements via our social networks. Moreover, we use social media to communicate with our families and friends across the globe. We shouldn’t forget, however, to use social media responsibly. Our actions online can have serious consequences. Last year, an Indian national faced deportation and a fine of AED 250,000. His crime? Ranting and sharing hate posts against his former employer on Facebook. Even posting photos of women without their consent is not allowed. Here are some tips in terms of being responsible on social media. Disclaimer: Be advised that info posted here act as a general guideline only. In case you have any speci
Emirati prince flees to Qatar, criticises Abu Dhabi: Report

Emirati prince flees to Qatar, criticises Abu Dhabi: Report

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'I am the first in a royal family going out of the UAE and telling everything about them' An Emirati prince is seeking asylum in Qatar after fleeing the UAE saying he feared for his life because of a dispute with the rulers of oil-rich Abu Dhabi, the New York Times reported on Sunday. Sheikh Rashid bin Hamad al-Sharqi, 31, is the second son of the emir of Fujairah, one of the seven monarchies making up the United Arab Emirates. He arrived in Doha on 16 May, the report said. Abu Dhabi is the capital and richest emirate of the UAE. "The prince revealed tensions between UAE rulers that are existing beneath the surface, especially regarding Abu Dhabi’s leadership of the UAE’s military operations in Yemen." First Sheikha Latifa al-Maktoum, and now Sheikh Rashid Flees to Qatar. ht
New HR Law: Longer Leaves, Shorter Working Hours

New HR Law: Longer Leaves, Shorter Working Hours

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It’s time to revisit our working hours, official leaves, and vacations because a new Human Resources (HR) Law of Dubai Government has been approved! It includes longer leaves, career growth opportunities, and special provisions for people of determination, the Dubai Media Office reported. The new HR Law — which promotes greater work-life balance, job security, and enhanced creativity — has been approved recently by the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. HH Sheikh Mohammed Approves New HR Law Last April, HH Sheikh Mohammed instructed the Dubai Government Human Resources Department (DGHR) to update the HR Law. He emphasized the need to meet global standards in terms of supporting female employees as we
What Filipino expats in UAE struggle with most

What Filipino expats in UAE struggle with most

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Like everyone else working abroad, Filipinos in the UAE deal with all sorts of headaches, but five issues stand out Like everyone else living abroad, Filipinos deal with all sorts of headaches, but at least five issues seem to crop up more frequently than others. A legal expert in Dubai, who specialises in providing legal assistance to Filipinos in distress, has shone a light on the top five challenges faced by expatriate workers from the Philippines, and attempted to explain what could have been the root causes. From struggling to pay off debt and getting duped by illegal recruiters to drinking without a licence, Filipinos have a number of issues to deal with, but by getting themselves abreast with the local laws and always mindful of their limitations in a foreign country, they ...
You May Have To Pay Our Salary As Fine For Doing This In UAE!

You May Have To Pay Our Salary As Fine For Doing This In UAE!

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Here's all you need to know about the UAE labour law. As an expat in the UAE, you need to keep yourself informed and abreast of your rights and responsibilities surrounding employment in the country. The UAE follows the Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 on regulating labour relations. In 2006, The Dubai Government came up with a landmark Human Resources Law for government employees that include code of conduct, work environment, recruitment and employment policies and compensation and benefits. To keep the residents updated, The Ministry Of Human Resources and Emiratisation, keeps sharing updates about the fines in the UAE. A tweet this week mentions that you might be fined an amount equal to your salary for a specific period if you do something detrimental to your company. Did you ...
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