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Does Your Company Refuse To Bear Emirates Id Costs?

Does Your Company Refuse To Bear Emirates Id Costs?

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The EIDA had urged all employers to take up the responsibility of bearing the cost of the ID cards of their employees. A friend of mine works at a drilling company, and suddenly received notification that his previously-signed contract of 28 days of work followed by 28 days off was changed - with immediate effect - to 42 days on, and 21 days off. Is this legal? Workers at the company have approached the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, but have not received any response so far. It should also be noted that the company is not refunding fees for renewal of Emirates IDs, despite having done so originally. Is this legal? I can vaguely recall something about companies having to refund these costs. Pursuant to your queries, it should be noted that employees employed in mines ...
Is your UAE Company not Paying your Salary? Report to the Ministry

Is your UAE Company not Paying your Salary? Report to the Ministry

News, UAE
You can register a complaint against the company you are working for. Worried about late or no payment of salary by your company in UAE? The Ministry of Labour can help you address your grievances. You can register a complaint against the entity you are working for. The department shall then summon both the parties in discourse and take the necessary steps to settle the dispute amicably. You can report to the ministry for non-payment of salary Expats working in the private sector can contact the Bureau for the protection of salaries through the toll-free number 800 665 or visit the website, www.mol.gov.ae. The Ministry of Labour has a Bureau for the protection of salaries for addressing the issue. Source Non-payment of salary by an employer is a violation of the labour...
Here’s When your Company Can Deduct your Salary in UAE

Here’s When your Company Can Deduct your Salary in UAE

News, UAE
Amount owed to the employee can be deducted from his severance pay. I recruited a Nepalese as a cleaner on a contract of unlimited duration. I spent Dh4,500 in November 2017 to get him a two-wheeler driving licence. The employee now wants to resign from employment and join another company. Can I recover the driving licence money? It is assumed that you gave a loan to your employee for the purpose of obtaining a driving licence and such a loan is documented between you and your employee. If such is the case, you may recover this money back from your employee. This is in accordance with Article 135 of the Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 regulating Employment Relations in the UAE. It states, "An employer may deduct any amounts owed to him by an employee from the latter's severance pay." Kn...
Does your Company Refuse to Bear Emirates ID Costs?

Does your Company Refuse to Bear Emirates ID Costs?

News
The EIDA had urged all employers to take up the responsibility of bearing the cost of the ID cards of their employees. A friend of mine works at a drilling company, and suddenly received notification that his previously-signed contract of 28 days of work followed by 28 days off was changed - with immediate effect - to 42 days on, and 21 days off. Is this legal? Workers at the company have approached the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, but have not received any response so far. It should also be noted that the company is not refunding fees for renewal of Emirates IDs, despite having done so originally. Is this legal? I can vaguely recall something about companies having to refund these costs. Pursuant to your queries, it should be noted that employees employed in mines ...
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