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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
To Change Jobs In Qatar, You Still Need A ‘No Objection’ Letter

To Change Jobs In Qatar, You Still Need A ‘No Objection’ Letter

News, Qatar
Qatar declared it ‘abolished’ the Kafala system in December 2016, instituting a contract-based system in its place. In the last few months, thousands of expatriates have attempted to change jobs, taking advantage of new regulations that stipulate workers don’t need their current employer’s permission to change jobs at the end of contract period. The ‘No Objection’ letter (template in pic) that a sponsor has to issue for the employee to change jobs is still required. The ‘No Objection’ letter (template above) that a sponsor has to issue for the employee to change jobs is still required. Some expatriates who recently changed jobs told Migrant-Rights.org that the process is not as straightforward as promised. Due to fear of penalisation, their names are withheld. Qatar, like th
Want to work part-time in UAE? Here’s what you need to know

Want to work part-time in UAE? Here’s what you need to know

News, UAE
Persons who meet the conditions to be granted work permits based on the residency of their families Who doesn't want to make some extra money? Expats alone in the city often toy with the idea of working on a part-time basis with a different employer, apart from their regular job. There is often a misconception that you can't work part-time and you might be flouting law while doing so. Well, the Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation allows you to opt for a part-time job by obtaining a work permit. Who can apply for a part-time work permit? A temporary work permit and a part-time work permit shall be issued to the following categories: 1. Employees registered at the Ministry who hold valid labour cards. 2. Persons who meet the conditions to be granted work permits bas...
KNOW THE LAW: OVERTIME PAY MUST FOR NON-MANAGERIAL ROLES

KNOW THE LAW: OVERTIME PAY MUST FOR NON-MANAGERIAL ROLES

UAE
I am working as an accountant on unlimited contract with a company from July 2013. Now, HR department sent me a termination letter, in which it is mentioned "termination due to redundancy" and a one-month notice period. I want to know: (a) Since October 2015, my duty timings were 8am to 6.30pm - which is more than my eight-hour work requirements. Can I ask for a full year's overtime? (b) Will the company pay three months' salary or just one? Pursuant to your queries we advise you as below: (a) Remuneration for overtime: You are entitled for overtime remuneration in case your designation is not a manager or supervisor as laid down by Article 72 (1) of the Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 regulating Employment Relations in the UAE (the "Employment Law"). However, if you do not fall under t...
Qatar New Labor Law: If You’re Working In Qatar Or Interested In Working Here Are The Things You Should Know About The Recent Changes!

Qatar New Labor Law: If You’re Working In Qatar Or Interested In Working Here Are The Things You Should Know About The Recent Changes!

Qatar
10 must know things about the amended labour law A few amendments to the Law No 21 of 2015 were issued by the Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in the form of Law No. 21 of 2015 meant for the regulation of entry, exit and the residence of expats. Following are the highlights of the amended law: 1. The amended law gives expat workers the the right to exit the country for vacation, in case of any urgent circumstance, or any other purpose after informing the recruiter, according to the employment contract. 2. Expat workers can leave the country before the expiry of the employment contract after duly informing their employer. 3. In a scenario where an employer objects to the departure of the expat worker from the country, the expat worker has the right to approach the exit p...
What to do? when your firm has been blacklisted in UAE

What to do? when your firm has been blacklisted in UAE

UAE
Know your legal rights in the UAE We have been running a business consultancy company in Sharjah since 2013. Our company was blacklisted by the Central Bank of the UAE in February 2017. Our company's account was closed by the bank, due to which two cheques for Dh2,500 and Dh3,500 issued by us bounced. We eventually paid the party concerned in cash. We filed a complaint with the Central Bank of the UAE and got a reference, but never received any response. We are now facing problems running the business without a bank account. Please advise how to legally remove the blacklisting of our company. Pursuant to your queries, it is not clear from your question whether closure of your bank account resulted in dishonour of the cheques issued by you; or whether your bank account had been
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