UAE labor law

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...
Is it legal to employ women in night shifts?

Is it legal to employ women in night shifts?

Women may not be required to work at night. The term "night" means a period of notless than eleven consecutive hours including the period from ...
What are the rules concerning vocational training contracts?

What are the rules concerning vocational training contracts?

What is a vocational training contract? A vocational training contract is a contract under which the proprietor of an ...
Under what conditions can an employment contract be extended?

Under what conditions can an employment contract be extended?

If both parties have continued to apply the contract after the lapse of its original term or completion of work agreed to, without an express a...
When is an employment contract considered unlimited?

When is an employment contract considered unlimited?

An employment contract is considered a contract for an unlimited period effective from the day of its commencement in any of the following case...
What are the different kinds of employment contracts in the UAE?

What are the different kinds of employment contracts in the UAE?

An employment contract may either be for a limited or an unlimited period.  If it is for limited period, such period shall not exceed fo...
What are the rules concerning probation in the UAE?

What are the rules concerning probation in the UAE?

The employee may be appointed for a probationary period not to exceed six months,and the employer may terminate the services of the employee du...
What is an employment contract as per UAE labor law?

What is an employment contract as per UAE labor law?

As per UAE labor law,any agreement, whether for a limited or for an unlimited period, concluded between an employer and an employee under which...
Can working mothers take additional breaks during work?

Can working mothers take additional breaks during work?

In addition to any prescribed rest period, a working woman nursing her child shall,during the eighteen months following the date of delivery, b...
What are the provisions for maternity leave as per UAE labor law?

What are the provisions for maternity leave as per UAE labor law?

A working woman is entitled to maternity leave with full pay for a period of forty five days including the time before and after delivery, prov...