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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...
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
UAE considers new faster residence visa system

UAE considers new faster residence visa system

News, UAE
Ministry of Interior meet to consider alternative voucher options to speed up process The UAE's Ministry of Interior (MoI) is studying a proposal to do away with residence visa stamping on passports of expatriates. Currently, all UAE residents are required to stamp their passports with the residence visa. The proposal was discussed during a meeting of the directors-general of the residency and foreigners affairs departments of the MoI. Read Also: HAPPY NEWS For EXPATS! NOW you can Legally work PART TIME in UAE while you’re working for another COMPANY! They reviewed the necessary procedures and alternatives for doing away with the stamping procedure. The proposal is designed to achieve the objectives of the MoI to boost its smart services offerings. The ministry is in the process
GOOD NEWS! NEW RULE: No More BAN For Filipinos In UAE!

GOOD NEWS! NEW RULE: No More BAN For Filipinos In UAE!

UAE
We have received hundreds of mails, messages and comments regarding the ban removal or lifting ban on Pilipino expats who were in UAE or want to work and enter UAE again. Below good news is for those who are facing bans in United Arab Emirates and want to lift their ban and enter Dubai, Abu Dhabi legally. An officer of Philippine Consulate in Dubai told to Emarat Al Youm and Emirates 24/7 that the competent authorities in Manila decided to lift ban on all Filipino Domestic workers coming to United Arab Emirates, he more added that domestic worker both male and female can come in again under the unified contract that is already approved by the UAE Ministry of Interior in June 2014. As per Emarat Al Youm, the Philippine is set and will reportedly lift ban on all Filipino workers in ...
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
Emirates tells ‘Dubai Font’ story to world

Emirates tells ‘Dubai Font’ story to world

World
The video will see the city further cement its reputation with visitors as a modern and global cultural hub Snapshots of the Dubai Font may be seen across different parts of the city, including along the ever-busy Sheikh Zayed Road, but now the story of how the font came to be will be taking to the skies. On Tuesday, Emirates airline announced that it will air a video describing the 'Dubai Font' story to flyers from around the world. Designed to reflect the modernity and culture of innovation that exists within Dubai, the video will see the city further cement its reputation with visitors as a modern and global cultural hub, extending far beyond the streets of the city. The move comes in partnership with the General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai. The fi...
UAE mobile subscribers touch 18.7 million in H1 2017

UAE mobile subscribers touch 18.7 million in H1 2017

UAE
The number of subscribers in etisalat's mobile services amounted to 10.5 million The subscription base in UAE mobile phone services expanded 2.4 per cent during H1 2017 to 18.7 million subscribers from 18.26 million in the corresponding period last year. According to etisalat, the number of subscribers in the company's mobile services amounted to 10.5 million during the first six months of the year, a growth of three per cent against the same period last year. The service provider gets 57.5 per cent of the total mobile phone service market in the UAE, as per the company's H1 financial statements. The number of subscribers in du services hit 8.2 million by the end of June, with the company posting a growth of 1.5 per cent during Q2. Mobile phone services represent the main...
17 arrested in Dubai, Australia, Netherlands drug raids

17 arrested in Dubai, Australia, Netherlands drug raids

UAE
Five men were arrested by Dubai police Police in Dubai, Australia and the Netherlands have arrested 17 people and seized nearly two tonnes of narcotics in raids the Australian Federal Police (AFP) said on Tuesday had broken up two interlinked Middle Eastern crime syndicates. In simultaneous operations, nine men and a woman were arrested in Sydney on Tuesday and five men were arrested in the United Arab Emirates by Dubai police, according to the AFP. Authorities in the Netherlands at the same time arrested two men alleged to have been responsible for arranging the supply of drugs to an Australian-based syndicate, the AFP said. "The people we allege are part of this syndicate are Middle Eastern organised crime figures that are well-known to law enforcement, and for decades ...
How 2 speeding violations can make you ‘wanted’ in Dubai

How 2 speeding violations can make you ‘wanted’ in Dubai

UAE
Dubai traffic department will also take action against owner If accumulated traffic fines exceed Dh6,000, the vehicle of the driver will be listed as 'wanted' and seized, the Dubai traffic department has said. Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, director general department of the traffic at Dubai Police, said that action will also be taken against the motorist. He pointed out that the traffic system gets updated automatically, and puts all such vehicles in the 'wanted' list, before they are confiscated. Speeding at more than 80kmph over the speed limit invites a fine of Dh3,000. Two such violations will result in a Dh6,000 fine and, therefore, trigger the 'wanted' categorization for the car. The security and traffic patrols is well-equipped and armed with modern techniq...
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