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How is overtime calculated as per UAE labor law?

If circumstances of work necessitate that an employee works more than the normal working hours, the extra time shall be considered overtime, for which the employee shall receive a remuneration equal to that corresponding to his normal working hours plus an extra of at least 25 percent of such remuneration.

If circumstance of work necessitate that an employee works overtime between 9.00 p.m and 4.00 a.m., he shall be entitled to normal working hours pay plus an increase equal to at least 50% of such pay. 

Actual overtime may not exceed two hours per day unless work in necessary to preventsubstantial loss or serious accident or to eliminate or alleviate its effects. 

 

Friday is the normal weekly holiday for all employees except for those on daily wage bases.If the employee is required to work on Friday he shall be granted one day off for rest or be paid the basic pay for normal working hours plus 50% increase at least of such pay.

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