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Know The Law: Employer Must Not Stop Staff From Praying

Know The Law: Employer Must Not Stop Staff From Praying

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The employer is bound to streamline prayer timing for his employees and allow them to pray. Such a decent and disciplined worker should be encouraged rather than be demoralised. Performing well and being committed, reliable, punctual and honest are good assets in favour of this technician who should be rewarded instead of being reprimanded. Unless the employer and worker agreed in writing upon sealing the employment contract that he should shave off his beard, he (the employer) is not entitled to ask him (worker) to do so. However, the employer may ask his employee to cut short his beard if it does hamper his duties or performance. As for prayer, the employer must not ask him to stop praying during duty. On the contrary, the employer, as per Article No (2) of the ministerial decre...
Good conduct certificate no longer mandatory for jobs switch

Good conduct certificate no longer mandatory for jobs switch

Jobs, News, UAE
Those seeking employment in the UAE from outside the country will, however, have to produce the good conduct certificate. Residents changing jobs in the UAE can take it easy. They will not require a good conduct certificate. It is not a 'mandatory document' when they apply for a visa if they are in the UAE, said a source in the General Directorate of Residence and Foreigners' Affairs (GDRFA). Khaleej Times received a copy of the notice which was issued to all Amer and Tasheel centres, informing residents that the good conduct certificate would not be needed for the visa if they are in the country. Earlier this week, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) suspended the requirement for good conduct certificate for new Filipino and Indonesian domestic workers until...
HAPPY INFO! UAE President HH Shaikh Khalifa, Signed New Law Benefiting Domestic Helpers And Employers!

HAPPY INFO! UAE President HH Shaikh Khalifa, Signed New Law Benefiting Domestic Helpers And Employers!

News, UAE
Those who are planning to work in the United Arab Emirates as domestic helpers, it is important that you are aware of your rights and entitlements in terms of work hours, vacation leaves, sick leaves, medical insurance, etc. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President, had signed a new law benefiting domestic helpers and their employers. The signed law indicates a harmonized work condition between an employer and their hired domestic helper. This is established by setting standards and coordinating with Abu Dhabi’s legislation and with the international labor law. UAE President Approves New Law on Domestic Helpers According to Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash (Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation) said that the law would aim to have a good work-relationship between worker
Don’t send women on duty to places without toilets in UAE

Don’t send women on duty to places without toilets in UAE

News, UAE
It is the responsibility of the employer to provide basic amenities or arrange for basic facilities in the work place. I work as an auditor for a Dubai-based Fortune 500 company. The employer often sends women employees, including me, to clients' location, which do not have basic facilities for women, or to remote areas. I have often raised this issue with the employer asking him not to send female staff to locations, which do not have washrooms for them. Nevertheless, I have been forced to visit such client locations. On many occasions we were threatened that our professional development and career could be stopped if we raise our voices for basic rights. Kindly suggest as to what are the rules and work facilities for women as per the UAE law. Pursuant to your queries, it is the respo...
Shaikh Khalifa Approves Law on Domestic Workers

Shaikh Khalifa Approves Law on Domestic Workers

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Law stipulates essential working conditions for domestic workers, including a regular weekly day off Abu Dhabi: A law stipulating working conditions for domestic workers, including a regular weekly day off, 30 days of paid annual leave and the right to retain personal documents, was approved by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, it was announced on Tuesday. The new law also provides for a daily rest of at least 12 hours — including at least eight consecutive hours. Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, said the law strikes a balanced domestic worker-employer relationship and regulates it in a way that protects rights of all parties involved. “The law, moreover, reflects the UAE’s commitment to supremacy of law and to al
Break this Dubai rule and pay Dh20,000 fine

Break this Dubai rule and pay Dh20,000 fine

UAE
Carrying out any activity without valid licence from the regular will attract a hefty fine. A new set of rules related to the aviation sector and general air space in Dubai was brought into effect after approval by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council. According to the rules, a fine between Dh2,000 and Dh20,000 will be levied for using non-registered drones for commercial activities. Using non-registered drones for other activities will bring a fine of between Dh1,000 and Dh20,000. Using drones during events without a no-objection letter from the authority can bring a fine of Dh10,000. As per the resolution, anyone who seeks to carry out an activity in the aviation sector in Dubai is required to get a lice...
ATTENTION Expats! Your Employer Have No Rights To Reduce Your Salary Without This!

ATTENTION Expats! Your Employer Have No Rights To Reduce Your Salary Without This!

UAE
An employer cannot reduce the employee's salary or change their designation without their written consent. I am writing on behalf of a friend who is working as a sales executive in a Dubai-based company. Ever since she got pregnant, she has been mentally pressured and harassed by her boss. Despite achieving sales targets before deadlines, her company says they are not doing well because of her poor performance. Further, they have sent an email demoting her position. It is evident that she is being targeted and she has not received incentives for the last two months. The company wants her to sign the demotion documents for approval. They also want to reduce her basic salary and housing. Also, to clarify, her basic was less than her housing transportation - it was not a 60-40 ratio. Sh...
Employers in UAE NOT Allowed to keep Employee Passports

Employers in UAE NOT Allowed to keep Employee Passports

News, UAE
Question: Can employers in UAE keep the passports of their employee? Answer: As per the Labour Law, it is not allowed. “As the passport is a personal document that the law obliges its owner to keep and show when required by the governmental authorities, it is not allowed for any party to detain the passport except by the official parties with a judicial order and according to the law. Consequently, it will be considered as an illegal action to detain the passport in the UAE except by the governmental parties – Ministry of Interior, circular 2002 Read Also: Want to sponsor your Wife or Husband in UAE? Here’s how! This memo has not been changed since issued in 2002, thus employers are by Law not allowed to keep their employee’s passport longer than required for Visa processing
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
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

UAE
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
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