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8,000 Govt Jobs Filled by Expats Should be Emiratised, FNC Hears

8,000 Govt Jobs Filled by Expats Should be Emiratised, FNC Hears

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Another FNC member pointed out that more than 30,000 administrative government positions filled by expats. There are currently 8,000 administrative government jobs filled by expats in the UAE, which should be filled by Emiratis instead, heard the Federal National Council (FNC) on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi. During the FNC discussion chaired by FNC speaker, Dr Amal Al Qubaisi, members raised questions about high unemployment rates of Emiratis to Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, chairman of the Federal Authority for Human Resources and the Minister of State for Higher Education. Salem Al Shehhi, FNC member from Ras Al Khaimah, said he knows thousands of Emiratis who cannot find jobs. "Locals today are asking: When are we going to be recruited?" An FNC report revealed there are 8,000 ad...
ATTENTION Expats! Know the Law: 7 Things All Expats Must know about Drinking Alcohol in UAE!

ATTENTION Expats! Know the Law: 7 Things All Expats Must know about Drinking Alcohol in UAE!

UAE
Here's all you need to know about consuming alcohol in UAE For expat residents and tourists visiting the UAE, it is important to know the local laws regarding alcohol consumption to avoid being fined and even jailed. Here's take a look at some of the important legal aspects related to drinking liquor in the country. Don't do it in public The first thing you must keep in mind is that it is illegal to drink in the street or in a public place in the UAE. Public drinking is strictly prohibited. There are licensed restaurants and bars associated with hotels where one can drink. Besides, there are designated stores from where licence-holders can purchase alcohol. It is important to get a licence because there are chances one could get arrested if reported or found drunk. Regulatio...
GCC BAN and Filipino Expats (New Rule 2016)

GCC BAN and Filipino Expats (New Rule 2016)

UAE
Welcome to UAE LABOURS free CommunityBlog Gulf Countries witnessed the Affability and kindness of Filipinos migrants, they are really complaisant inbehavior and counting pleasantness in society, but on other side the ratio of Labour LawViolations by Filipino workers areincreasing day by day. After thousands of criminal offenses thePhilippine overseas Employment Administrator announced that any Filipino whohave been deported from any member of GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) will beban from entering any other GCC country. The Philippine overseas employmentAdministrator Chief HANS LEO CACDAC said that Qatar’s Ministry of Interior hasissued a circular stating workers who have been deported or cancelled from anyGCC country by violating Labour Lawor for running away from sponsor/Employers
What Filipino expats in UAE struggle with most

What Filipino expats in UAE struggle with most

UAE
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 countr...
New UAE rules to follow when resigning your job

New UAE rules to follow when resigning your job

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Why NOC not pre-requisite anymore for switching jobs The UAE’s Ministry of Labour has recently made several changes to the country’s Labour Law with the aim of making the employee-employer relationship more transparent, as well as mutually beneficial. The new labour decrees were implemented at the beginning of the year on the directives of Labour Minister Saqr Ghobash. In response to readers seeking more clarity, Emirates 24|7 will run a series of articles that will feature legal experts explaining the details. The first discussed the mandatory offer letter that aims to promote transparency or openness between the employer and the employee. In this piece, we ask Thenji Macanda, Senior Associate at law firm Taylor Wessing, about how the changes in terminating a limited and un
Overstaying fines in case of visa delays

Overstaying fines in case of visa delays

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Issuance of any visa in the UAE is at the discretion of the competent Directorate of Residency and Foreigners' Affairs. I worked with an audit firm in Dubai for one-and-a-half years. After getting a good opportunity in a free zone company in Ajman, I resigned from my old company. My last working day was October 30, 2014. Accordingly, my visa from the old company was cancelled on October 18 and I have submitted all the required documents for visa processing to my new company. It is to be noted that as per the visa cancellation document, I could stay in the UAE till November 17. As per the offer letter, I have to join the new company on November 2. I understand that it usually takes two days for processing the visa. My new company submitted my visa application on October 26, but I am stil...
Never Sign visa cancellation papers without getting dues

Never Sign visa cancellation papers without getting dues

UAE
If employee signs ‘work permit cancellation’ without receiving his dues, it is assumed he has no claims against the employer My husband was employed for 38 years with a company and he retired due to health issues. He had signed a document stating that he has received his gratuity and pay till date as this was required by his employer to cancel his visa. The employer did not pay the end of service benefits and air ticket fare till date. On enquiring, the company informed my husband that he has signed a document confirming receipt of all his dues. Also, the employer has not paid the end of service benefits and there is no evidence of the payment being made. Do I have any legal way through which to recover the dues? Pursuant to your queries, you should not have signed ‘work permit cance
10 best and worst destinations for expats worldwide in 2017

10 best and worst destinations for expats worldwide in 2017

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Friendliness, climate, career prospects and quality of life are some of the factors used for ranking In a country where over 60 per cent of the population are expatriates, most of our readers know the factors which would go into ranking a country as amazing for an expat. Expat Insider released their survey this week to find the best and worst countries as ranked by expats. The 10 best destinations for expats Bahrain surprisingly leaped from 19th position to take 1st place this year. Bahrain, Costa Rica and Mexico rank high on friendliness – nearly nine out of ten expats (86%) rate the friendly attitude of the local population towards foreign residents positively in all three countries, compared to a global average of 67 percent. The 10 worst destinations for expats
HEFTY FINE Waiting For UAE Expats, If you’re LIVING In These ACCOMMODATION

HEFTY FINE Waiting For UAE Expats, If you’re LIVING In These ACCOMMODATION

News, UAE
Dubbed as “bachelor eviction drive”, authorities in Dubai have been cracking down against single, low-income workers residing in areas devoted for families. The Dubai Municipality implemented such measure as it believes overcrowding in apartments strain the infrastructure such as sewage, electrical systems, parking and many others. According to Dubai Municipality’s rules, bachelors are not allowed to live in residential areas. The campaign includes spot checks on homes suspected to contain bachelors — and they, rather than landlords, are responsible for paying any resulting fines for overcrowding. Violators face fines of AED 10 per square foot of property, set at minimum of AED 1,000 and ceiling of AED 50,000. The campaign got more intense in August as the municipality deployed more
Driving licence decision welcomed in Sharjah

Driving licence decision welcomed in Sharjah

News, UAE
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
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