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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3 Major Changes in UAE Labor Law That You Must Know in 2016

UAE Labor Law: Three new laws will cover the application process of the contracts approved by the Ministry, the conditions for employee termination and the new labor permits covering new employers.

New laws implemented by Dubai’s Ministry of Labour aims to create a stronger employee employer relationship and to improve the country’s labour market through greater transparency and allowing more room for worker mobility within the region.

Labour Minister Saqr Ghobash unveiled these rules which are founded on the labour policy initiative’s decisions in 2011 with regard to the labour mobility.

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