UAE labor law

What happens if i stay out of the UAE for more than six months?

What happens if i stay out of the UAE for more than six months?

UAE visa holders who happen to stay outside the country for more than six months will have to first cancel their residence visa and apply for a new...
Can i avail special leaves for pilgrimage?

Can i avail special leaves for pilgrimage?

A special leave without pay may be granted for the performance of pilgrimage to the employee once through-out his service and shall not be coun...
What happens if my company changes its legal structure or transfers ownership?

What happens if my company changes its legal structure or transfers ownership?

If any change takes place in the form of the establishment or in its legal status, valid contracts at the time of change shall continue to exist so...
Can i work for a different employer during my annual leave or sick leave?

Can i work for a different employer during my annual leave or sick leave?

During the annual leave or sick leave provided for here under, the employee may notwork for another Employer; however, if the employer has esta...
What are the provisions for annual leaves?

What are the provisions for annual leaves?

The employee must be granted an annual leave during each year of service which may not be less than: 1. Two days per month in respect of...
Do i get paid on National Holidays?

Do i get paid on National Holidays?

Each employee is entitled to an official leave with full pay on the following occasions:-  Hijra New Year. One day- Christian New Year....
Can an employer force me to work on two Fridays consecutively?

Can an employer force me to work on two Fridays consecutively?

Except for laborers on daily wage an employee may not work on more than two Fridays successively. The provisions of this Section shall n...
How is overtime calculated as per UAE labor law?

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, fo...
What are the maximum working hours as per UAE labor law?

What are the maximum working hours as per UAE labor law?

The maximum normal working hours for adult employees shall be eight hours per dayor forty eight hours per week. However, working hours for the ...
Is there a minimum wage system?

Is there a minimum wage system?

The minimum salary and the cost of living allowances payable generally or with respect to a certain area or a particular profession, shall be f...
Can an employer deduct from wages?

Can an employer deduct from wages?

Any amounts of money may not be deducted from the employee's remuneration to recover particular rights, except in the following cases: a...
What remuneration systems prevail as per UAE labor law?

What remuneration systems prevail as per UAE labor law?

Payment of remunerations Employees engaged on yearly or monthly remuneration shall be paid at least once a month. All other employees shal...