Up to SR100,000 Fine Is Waiting for Companies Who Are Violating Weekend Rule

Weekend Violation Rule: If your company is counting your weekends as part of your annual leave, then they will be in a big trouble. According to the Ministry of Labour, companies who are still practicing this policy will be fined SR100,000 or even more.

“The ministry has recorded several cases where companies and employers exploit the ignorance of employees about their rights. Many companies count the weekends as part of annual vacation which is a clear violation of the Saudi Labor Law,” said the source.

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Full Transcript of Philippines’ Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s 1st State Of The Nation Address (SONA)

PRESIDENT RODRIGO DUTERTE’S FIRST STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS (SONA)
BATASANG PAMBANSA COMPLEX, QUEZON CITY
JULY 25, 2016

Kindly sit down. Thank you.

Allow me a little bit of informality at the outset. You would realize that the three guys in the elevated portion of Congress are from Mindanao. So, wala talaga kaming masabi.

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III; members of the Senate; Speaker Pantaleon Alvares and members of House of Representatives; Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo; President Fidel V. Ramos; President Joseph Estrada; President (Gloria Macapagal) Arroyo; Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and the justices of the Supreme Court; His Excellency Papal Nuncio and members of the diplomatic corps.

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FREE Accommodation: Now a Government’s Order in UAE!

Free accommodation in UAE, possible? Well, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and other South Asian migrant workers in the United Arab Emirates are expected to benefit in the new government order for employers to offer free accommodation to workers paid $540 or less per month. Guidlines to follow.

The order is UAE’s latest move in the Gulf to address alleged abuses of migrant labor. This is due to the large number of South Asians that make up a huge proportion of the country’s foreign workforce. While Emiratis, who barely account 10 percent of the UAE’s population of nine million. A small population compared to the total number of foreign workers.

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Pokémon Go, Soon To Be Banned in KSA?

According to an old fatwa, of the General Presidency for Scholarly Research and Ifta, banning the popular online and GPS powered game, Pokemon Go, has been explicitly renewed.

In the the old fatwa with decree No. 21,758 that was issued 16 years ago, yes, way back 2001, this kind of game is considered a form of gambling, which is strictly  forbidden in Islam.

Sheikh Saleh Al-Fozan, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars, said that “the current version of the game is the same as the old one.”

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The Average Salaries in UAE That You Need To Know in 2016, Now!

So what are the average salaries in UAE on different positions? Accordingly, one of the questions that we often like to ask friends and colleagues but never do is how much they are making?

Based on the survey conducted by Aon Hewitt, employees working across the UAE can look forward to a 5 percent increase in the average salary in 2016. What does this imply? Are you receiving enough money to begin with?

A 2015 salary guide for UAE has been developed by Hays, a Recruitment Agency. This will give you a firm idea how much salary is sufficient. Based on a survey involving 2,000 employees primarily for midlevel to high level positions in multinational companies and small enterprises, this data provides information on the salary range for more than 100 jobs.

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How To Process 90-day UAE Visit Visa Application Online?

In a message addressed to the public, the Ministry of Interior urged everyone to apply for the visit visa or the 90-day Entry Permit in UAE online through e-services.

E-services can be accessed through different channels including the UAE-MOI smartphone app and www.moi.gov.ae. Through this channel, the public can apply for a visit visa which will require sponsorship from an investor, a resident or a citizen.

Ministry of Interior Acting Assistant Undersecretary for the Naturalization, Residency and Ports Affairs Department, Maj. Gen. Khalifa Hareb Al Khaiaili placed emphasis on the efforts exerted by his department for streamlining visa application procedures and reducing the effort and time exerted by their customers.

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You Are Required to be Paid Overtime, 8-hour shifts and Annual Leave in UAE

Change in the overtime policy, shifting hours and Annual Leave are now implemented by the UAE Labour Office.

In UAE, there is a 4-hour work week with one day of rest for every 6 days worked. Employers who are caught forcing their employees to work more than the stipulated hours would be violating the country’s labour rules according to an official of the Labour Ministry.

Dubai’s Director of the Ministry of Labour Relations Mohammed Mubarak issued a statement that employers may request employees to work for nine hours every day. But, they should deduct an extra hour from their working hours on another week’s working day.

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Muslims to fast over 15 hours in UAE

In the coming Holy Month of Ramadan, Muslims living in the UAE will be fasting as much as 15 hours and 10 minutes, and are expected to continue until 2018 for the long hours of daylight.

While the season is fast approaching, few weeks from now, do you know how many hours will Muslims in the UAE be fasting for?

Wam, a news agency recently issued a statement and said: “The new moon of Ramadan is to appear on June 5 at around 6.59pm UAE time, but it will disappear at around 7.25pm or 17 minutes after sunset of the same day.” – Ibrahim Al Jarwan, General Supervisor at Sharjah Planetarium,

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Drivers Caught Using Mobile Phones While Driving Will Face Jail Term and a Minimum of SR 500 in Penalties

Saudi Traffic Violation: Traffic accidents happen to be really common in Saudi Arabia and currently, the rate of occurrence for road accidents is pretty alarming at 24 of 100,000 traffic related deaths each year. Since Saudi Arabia has a population of around 30 million, around 7,200 people die due to road mishaps.

Among the reasons for these traffic accidents is using mobile phones while driving. Given the alarming statistics, the Government implemented a new law to address this problem. With the enactment of this law, drivers caught fiddling with their devices while driving will be fined heavily and jailed. General Department of Traffic Safety Director, Brig. Gen. Ali Al-Rashidi said that this law will take immediate effect. A driver found speeding would be sent three text messages, after which they will be asked to appear at the traffic office.
“If the person fails to appear at the given date and time, the department will automatically suspend all his traffic services, and slap a penalty,” he said.

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Saudi Families Entitled to A Maximum of Five Expat Visas

Expat Saudi Visas: Every family in Saudi Arabia is entitled to hire expat workers to service their homes. Saudi Families can hold a maximum of 5 visas for expat workers in their homes using the Musaned website. Meanwhile, expat families together with citizens married to foreigners can hold 2 expat visas.

Families of Saudi nationality can recruit a household worker one man and one woman, a nanny, a butler, a private driver as well as a nurse of any gender. Saudi or foreign women who are “widowed or divorced from a Saudi citizen with children” are allowed to hire a driver and a household worker.

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