Annual Leave as per UAE Labour Law

399 responses

  1. Furqan Ali
    13/02/2017

    Can you please mention if these are paid leaves or unpaid leaves;

    Hajj
    Umrah
    Emergency leave (If loved one die)

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  2. satheesh kamath
    31/01/2017

    IF Company is telling to work on ramdan days and national day and they are providing the additional leave on any other day it shuld be paid or not as per law.

    Ramdan month(30 days) ifi will do the normal duty(9 hours)it should be paid or not?

    I have renewed in my company as per my contract salary and benafits are same but company is providing 500 aed etc

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  3. Jubran Balkhi
    21/01/2017

    Dear Friend,

    I have a question.

    If an employee is terminated in probation:

    i) What is the notice period given to her?
    ii) Is she entitled to any cash payout for annual leaves accrued (Note: She is in probation)?

    Regards

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  4. Salma Arafa
    18/01/2017

    I have 2 questions:

    1. If an employee will leave the organization before continuing one year, is she/he entitled to receive cash in lieu of annual leaves?

    2. If an employee did not use any of their annual leave last year, will the annual leave balance move forward to the next year? or will it be considered taken? or the employee should receive cash in lieu of the annual leaves not taken?

    Thank You..

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  5. SANKARANARAYANAN TYAGGARAJAN
    12/11/2016

    Hi,

    If my last working day in an organisation falls on Public holiday say for example 30 Nov of this year, How does it work? Will the relieving date be next working day or previous working day. ie. 29 Nov or 1 Dec?

    Thanks in advance.

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  6. HERMIE CAGATIN
    06/11/2016

    Dear Deepak,

    Greetings!
    I’d like to comment if you may about your interpretation about “Article 79, section 2, of the Labour Law”. From my own interpretation, the basis of the calculation is the total salary received by the employee and not only the basic salary.
    Could you site sample examples if you experienced this matter?

    Thank you,

    Hermie

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  7. Arya prakash
    27/10/2016

    Hai sir, i am arya.i am working as an accountant.my joining date as per labour contract is 1 april 2015.i am resigning from my post on 31 oct 2015.i have a notice period for the month of october.i have already took a 44 annual days .these annual leaves are already paid by the company.but i have a question did company will reduce my salary for the rest of 14 days from my salary.i heard that every employee will credit 2.5 days leave

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  8. naresh
    27/10/2016

    Dear sir ,

    My company was terminated today I’m working 5years and 11months 15days they are not giving my air ticket allowance not compleated 2 years only 15 days left (13/11/2014 to 13/11/2016)
    Can you advise eligible or not

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  9. Azhar
    31/07/2016

    Hi Deepak, hope u are well

    Will my vacation salary be same as my monthly salary (basic+hra+travel)
    I get only basic + hra.

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  10. Syed ali
    06/07/2016

    if my employer is asking me to forcefully work on Eid and not giving me a holiday, also had full time work on complete ramzan month

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  11. MED
    13/06/2016

    Hello Deepak

    I have a clarification required on my rights as per labour law on unused leaves en-cashment on termination of services.

    Query:
    I have been with my company since Feb 2010 and recently have been made redundant due to company deciding to shut down a particular division.

    I am on an Abu Dhabi Employment Visa and on an unlimited labour contract. I have served the 30 days notice with my company after the redundancy letter and we are now at the beginning of my cancellation process. At the time of completion of my notice period, I totally have 35 working days ( approx 45 calendar days ) of pending annual leaves.

    Will you be able to advise me, if i am eligible to get a full en-cashment of my pending leaves? My current company states that I am eligible only for one month (that is 22 working days) of leaves encashment on gross salary and remaining leaves will not be encashed. Can you please let me know what does the UAE labour law say in this regard?

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  12. MUDASSAR WASEEM
    04/06/2016

    Hi Deepak,

    Like many other online contents and “Tamimi law firm – UAE labour Law guide” you have explained article 78 (Annual Leave payment) “An employee shall be paid his basic wage plus the housing allowance, if applicable, and any other allowances which he receives in the normal working month”.

    However it contradicts with original labor law document which states “Each worker shall be entitled to his basic wage and the housing allowance, if applicable, in respect of his days of annual leave”.

    Other allowances are not part of the normal annual leave payment, until and unless carried forward or surrender. Can you please further put a bit light on it?

    regards,

    WASEEM

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  13. peter
    03/06/2016

    I have resigned from my company and in my final settlement my leave balance encashment is done on my basic. I had applied leave prior to my resignation which was not taken due to non availability of reliever. I feel the company should pay my full salary on the balance days in my final settlement. please advise

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  14. Marlene
    21/04/2016

    I am a public employee required to come to work May 7 after the May 5 holiday. Is this legal? I understand it is a three day weekend. I work at a college and exams have been scheduled on May 7.

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  15. MAC
    14/04/2016

    Resigned the Job after complete two year and six months (first two year contact completed and renewed – after six month i resigned the job)
    i want to know about my leave salary, ait ticket and gratuity??
    my salary 2200 AED

    As per contract in two year i have two month leave and up & down ticket.
    and i got one month leave(leave salary) and one way ticket.

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  16. Dubai 1234
    06/04/2016

    Hi,

    As per the UAE law After completion of 1 year employee is entitled for 30 days paid leaves however my comany now says no paid leaves you are entitled for 30 days leave but they will not pay. They had told while joining the offer is as per UAE law ans this is also mentioned in the offer letter. That this offer letter will be under the uae law. Please lett me now wht can be done.

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  17. Mohammed Anees
    30/03/2016

    I am here would like to ask you that I am going to complete 5 years with my company on coming June 2016. During these periods I had gone to vacation only 3 times. My joint date was June/2011. My yearly vacation salary and ticket due was last June-2014 to 2015.because of work buy i was late many months now became one year remain.so what are the according to UAE low for reimbursement for leave salary&ticket. Pls.reply.

    Thanks & Regards

    Mhd. Anees Karat

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  18. Shikha
    22/03/2016

    Hello Sir, please help me on the below queries:
    Case: I joined on October 26th 2014 before completing 1 yr I have taken 7 days emergency leave(unpaid) and 10.5 days as sick leaves(again unpaid).upon completion of 1 yr, next day I went on approved maternity leave for 45 days.
    1-as per the above scenario whether I have completed 410 working days (365 + 45) with the company.
    2-whether I am eligible to get full pay for my maternity leave.
    3- how to calculate my leave salary?( basic -3100, HRA-700,other allowance-1700)

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  19. Amit
    21/03/2016

    Hi Deepak
    I was terminated by the company before 6 months(and before confirmation). Am I eligible for leave encashment on a prorata basis
    Regards
    AC

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  20. athan bautista
    21/03/2016

    Hello to everyone,

    I have aquestion regarding leave. I will complete my 1st year here in UAE in June 15 and I am planning to have my vacation by june 28-july 15. I spoke with my employer today and he said that he can allow me to have a vacation for only a week and it will be UNPAID. As per the article 78 says, “An employee shall be paid his basic wage plus the housing allowance, if applicable, and any other allowances which he receives in the normal working month.”, Am I entitled for the leave pay of a complete 1 month basic salary? If so, can ask for it before I leave for my vacation or my employer has the right to hold it until I came back after the vacation? Please help me with this matter. My employer also says that “TO BE FAIR WITH OTHER EMPLOYEES” I will only be allowed to have 1 week vacation. It is clearly said in article 77 that I’m entitled for a 1 month vacation right? Please tell me what should I say to my employer and how can I counter his decisions according to my rights. Thank you very much.

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  21. gregory
    14/03/2016

    Hi deepak, I am working in uae for last 4 year.I went annual vacation from April 1-30 ,2015. I went emergency leave DEC 2-11(10days).
    Now my vacation is april4-may 4,2016.

    How much annual leave salary I can get?
    My basic pay is 4000, net salary is 7500aed.per month.

    I thought I can get 7500, but finance dept saying 3500.

    How much I have to get?

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  22. Muhammad Imran Adrees
    03/03/2016

    If i have applied for unpaid leave from Saturday to Thursday and will join on Saturday. whether i am entitled for friday salary or not. Because friday is my weekly off.

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  23. Acacia
    28/02/2016

    Hi Deepak,

    I have been employed in a company for 1.3 months. I didn’t take my annual leave during this tenure. My contract is unlimited in nature. i am serving my notice period and my employer says I’m not eligible for the leave salary as he has given me a raise in my remuneration 9 months ago. He is equating my raise with my leave salary. He adds that my raise compensates for my leave salary. How is that even possible?

    Kindly advice.

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  24. Chandran
    21/02/2016

    Dear Mr Deepak,
    One of our managers has accumulated leave of 420 days for 14 years. Do we have to pay him Leave Salary for 420 days at the time of End of Service gratuity??? What is the maximum day of accumulated leave salary can be given? He has never asked for leave settlements as he is frequently visiting his country for business purposes; at that time all expenses were borne by the company. Kindly advise to enable me prepare his EOS benefits. Thanks / Chandran

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    • Joseph
      02/03/2016

      I have a question regarding leave salary.
      If an employee has joined the company 1st Jan 2014 and goes on annual leave for 30 days from 1st Jan 2015 till 30th Jan 2015
      The rejoining date will be 31st Jan 2015.
      Please let me know when he will be due for his next leave. Will the leave be due again from 1st Jan 2016?

      Is the next leave calculated again from 1st Jan 2015 or the rejoining date from 31st Jan 2015.

      need to properly clarify this as the company calculates from rejoining date.

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  25. christine
    18/02/2016

    Hi Deepak
    .
    Hope you can help me on my problem. Recently my company change my salary from 3000 aed to 2700 aed just i sign new salary yesterday Feb. 2016, the reason i sign coz they will terminate me if i will not sign . I join the company last Dec.21, 2014 and i have not taken yet my annual leave, now i decided to used my annual leave from 2015. which salary are they going to calculate for my annual leave is it from the old contract or from new salary contract which i just sign yesterday. thank you in advance.

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  26. Mardy
    17/02/2016

    Hi,
    I just want to ask about paid sick leave. I am nurse in Oud Metha . I have chicken pox and stay at home for about 21 days. I informed my employer about my sickness. They told me that for nurses only 4 days are paid sick leave. Is this true ? They told me that they give special consideration so instead of paying 17 days I will only pay 10 days. Is it correct? Thanks for reply

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  27. luna
    04/02/2016

    Hi I have a question, i work for a company and completed my 6month 21st dec 2015 and applied for leave on 31st dec 2015 went for 2 weeks holiday. End of January received my salary with deduction of 2 weeks of leave is the company allowed to do that?? i already complete 6month of probation so they shouldnt deduct 2weeks? can anyone help and suggested me.

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  28. Shanesh m
    31/01/2016

    Sir
    As per the article 77 Sick leave, official holiday and by agreement leave are added along with the leave pay,
    My question is if a employ went for leave and he says suffering sickness and after the leave he join on duty without the Sick Leave Certificate
    Kindly advise these type of leaves also covers the article 77 of UAE Laobr Law

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  29. Teacher
    20/01/2016

    Hello,

    I have a quick question. I work at at school as a teacher. I recently took a sick day the day I had to resume back to work after the winter break holiday because as stated I was sick. However, I did not get a chance to visit the doctor that day and get a sick leave note. Thus, I just thought my sick day would just be unpaid. However, I have to provide them with a sick leave note to be considered for a paid sick day or else the holiday pay of 2 weeks will be deducted because of my absence the day after the holiday. Is that legal? Can they cut off half my salary (2 weeks pay) just for being absent one day after the holiday. Like why can’t it just be considered one unpaid sick day? Please help!!!

    Thanks

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  30. prabhu
    12/01/2016

    ANNUAL LEAVE CALCULATION : what are the leave to be considered in calculation of no .of working days??
    whether maternity leave to be considered for annual leave calculation.??

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  31. Ruth
    07/01/2016

    Hello Deepak. I wanna say thank you for all the support and advice you gave us. It’s my first time to leave a comment, as the comment above is similar to my situation. I hope you’d respond to this as well. I finished my contract last 12th of December last year and I decided to renew. Problem is, my Boss is giving me a hard time. He won’t give me my Leave Pay / Allowance ‘cuz he told me renewing my contract alone already cost him a lot plus the two way ticket. I was just wondering, can he do this? Looking forward to your response. Have a good one. – Ruth

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  32. Acushla
    28/12/2015

    I am soon to finish with my 4 years with the company and now planning not to renew my contract. I have taken only 40 days leave in my initial contract. I was not able to take my leave after that. What will happen to my unused leave for the period of 4 years?

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  33. Mrs irshad
    16/12/2015

    Hi sir.. I have a question.. I was working in a school in abudhabi since four years n my last working day will b 16 december .. So they should pay me winter vacation pay or not? Waiting for reply

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  34. Judith
    23/11/2015

    I have a question, if an employee applies for sick leave and resumes after a public holiday which is accompanied by the weekend. is the employee’s pay suppose to cover for the public holiday or just only the sick leave days. regards

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    • Manzoor
      29/09/2016

      Hi

      Any clarification provided on the above query?

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  35. Zeid
    19/11/2015

    I have a question about article 79. You have mentioned that the days in lieu are calculated on basic salary after I have finished the notice period but why not calculated as full salary since it’s the same as article 80 pay?

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  36. Maria
    09/11/2015

    I have a question regarding leave salary.
    If an employee has joined the company 1st Jan 2014 and goes on annual leave for 30 days from 1st Jan 2015 till 30th Jan 2015
    The rejoining date will be 31st Jan 2015.
    Please let me know when he will be due for his next leave. Will the leave be due again from 1st Jan 2016?

    Is the next leave calculated again from 1st Jan 2015 or the rejoining date from 31st Jan 2015.

    need to properly clarify this as the company calculates from rejoining date.

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    • Heena
      20/02/2017

      Dear Deepak,

      I have a same question as above please do reply your answer to my email.

      Thanks & Best Regards

      Reply

  37. Ron
    20/10/2015

    Hello, I am new in Dubai & this is my filth month now, in September I had to go back home from from 17 Sept till 2 October. The employer deducted 14 days from September and will deduct 2 days from October. Adha Eid fell during this span and the HR reply is whenever a public holiday is inside any leave it is not considered as per UAE law, is it correct? thanks

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  38. CM
    17/10/2015

    Hi Good day,

    Seeking for help. I will only get 2 days annual leave and I want to get the pay for remaining annual leave and ticket allowance. Is that possible?

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    • Deepak
      20/10/2015

      CM,
      Depends on your company.

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  39. Eoin
    16/10/2015

    Hi. Is there such thing as a personal day. I’ve heard of this?

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    • Deepak
      20/10/2015

      Eoin,
      News to me!!

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  40. Rico
    11/10/2015

    I just renew my contract with my company. Now they are forcing me to take 3 months unpaid leave because of low business.. is that legal as per uae labor law? Thank you

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    • Deepak
      12/10/2015

      Rico,
      That is not as per law.

      Reply

  41. JBC1211
    05/10/2015

    Hi,

    I got promoted 2 months ago. I am now going to take my annual leave and my employer said that my annual leave pay will be calculated based on my basic salary before promotion. I tried looking for “it” in UAE’s labour law guide but I can’t find it. How true is this?

    Thanks!

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    • Deepak
      06/10/2015

      JBC,
      No, it should be paid as per the latest salary.

      Reply

  42. Manuel
    03/10/2015

    Hi I’m manuel, I’ve been working in a company since september 2014.
    1.I worked for 4months no salary to pay for the visa.
    2.I get a day off after every 45days and now after every 30days and my employer dont pay any compebsation.
    3. No matter the occasion i go to work on every holiday and he doesnt pay for compensation.
    Question: can i resign without a ban?
    Can i get my four months salary refund upon reaignation?

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    • Deepak
      04/10/2015

      Manuel,
      You will need to file a complaint with MOL for non payment of salaries.
      Yes, you should be paid all the dues.
      Ban could be automatic. But if it is proven that the employer is on fault, ban may not be applicable.

      Reply

  43. Anjel
    01/10/2015

    Hi,

    In a few days I will finish my contract, its a limited contract, I have a question on my contract it written it will I need to get a ticket when I start work and a ticket when I finish work actually the company didn’t pay my ticket at starting work, now the company is telling me that as I will not renew ( I said I will not renew) they will give a they will give me only one way which will be a budget of only 1300 aed and which is unacceptable also. What will you advice me, am I in the right to request the 2 way ticket?

    Thank you

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    • Deepak
      04/10/2015

      Ajnel,
      They only require to provide 1 way ticket upon termination.

      Reply

  44. Athar Mehdi
    29/09/2015

    I have been working in a dubai based company last september 2014 i joined this company. I am taking 3000 aed salary 1500 basic plus 1500 allowance. Right now My company have three months salary balance they did not provide me salary on time. If i go to labor court for non payment of salary on time and i want cancellation. Please tell me this is normal cancellation or either i will face labor ban

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  45. Rajesh
    26/09/2015

    About anual leave

    As per our offer letter company says that yearly 30 days leave and 2way air ticket after 2 year.
    But now the management has changed and going to make a new contract for everyone. Still not made. But here they are verbally saying that our leave days will become 45 days in 2 year otherwise 30 days in one year. Is it possible as per the law.

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    • Deepak
      27/09/2015

      Rajesh,
      Company can devise rules if they do not breach and are in favour of employees.

      Reply

      • Regi
        27/09/2015

        Does the above mentioned circumstance is a breach of law or not ???
        We seek your advice !

        Reply

  46. dhanash
    20/09/2015

    HI, I have ane employee who joined on April 12th 2015. and he was off for 28 days without pay in june 15. Can you tell me if I calculate the leave days should I be taking the unpaid month also into account. As of now, I believe the employee accrues 14 days as Leave.Is that correct?

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  47. chris ramsey
    18/09/2015

    hi, just want a help coz i finish my 2years contract and i sign again a new one, the problem is, i want to take my annual vac..my contract was free ticket every two years..the booking ticket was cost 2600, then my company told me that they can only give 1650 for my ticket and i have to pay 950 to complete my booking..how’s that? why i have to pay? my new visa is already done, only my problem is this..i want to have vacation on sept.21,2015..but that what they say..

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    • Deepak
      20/09/2015

      Chris,
      It should be paid as per the contract.

      Reply

  48. Elaine
    17/09/2015

    Hi Deepak,

    I have been working with my present company for 2 yrs & 9 months. Our vacation months this year were scheduled from May to September one month for each employee since this is non peak season. But by May we were informed that business is not doing good so some of us will have 2 months leave 1 month without pay, sort of forced leave for us. In my case I was told 4 months 1 month paid for annual vacation but 3 months without pay. We were not given any daily work schedules so we do not have any choice. Is this legal as per UAE law? Also for retrenchment is there additional benefit aside from the gratuity?

    By the way we were informed verbally no written notice whatsoever regarding this leave without pay.

    Hope to hear from you

    Thank you

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    • Deepak
      20/09/2015

      Elaine,
      That is not as per law.

      Reply

  49. Mayur Gada
    15/09/2015

    How is leave encashment calculate? Please advise.

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  50. Teacher
    15/09/2015

    Oh and of course the Tuesday as well – so apparently I could be docked 5 days pay if I take the 22nd off…I’m really struggling to see how this could be legally permissible??

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  51. Teacher
    15/09/2015

    Hi Deepak,

    I’m an international school teacher in Abu Dhabi and was planning on taking the Tuesday 22nd off (what was initially thought to be Arafat day) Now it seems, it will be the day of the 23rd and the last day of Eid will fall on the weekend. I have been told that if I take the Tuesday I will likely be docked pay for everyday falling on EID and the last day of the weekend. Having just read article 89 of the labour law, I’m not sure if this is legal? Can you please advise?

    Thanks

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    • Deepak
      15/09/2015

      Teacher,
      I am not sure whether this is addressed in Article 89!
      It is usually company policy on how the number of days are for leave are calculated: calendar days or working days.
      Eid holidays are mandatory leaves that are the rights of the employee.
      1 day of leave needs to considered here.

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  52. Victoria
    15/09/2015

    If an employee has been terminated and is working the notice period, can the employer force them to take their accrued annual leave during this period?

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  53. Feroz
    14/09/2015

    (EID HOLIDAYS PAID OR NOT)

    As you know Eid Ul Adha 2015 will fall on 24th Sep and 23rd Sep will be Arafat day. Means 23rd,24th and 25th will be Eid holidays and last working day of our company will be 22nd Sep. I am going on annual vacation on 22nd Sep night means i will work on 22nd, my company is given me my september salary till 22nd only. Am i not be able to get 3 days 23rd,24th and 25th salary from my company.

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  54. MARIA
    12/09/2015

    Hi, i just want to ask if it is possible if I can resign after 2 years of my 3 years contract? I was hired April 21,2014 in a freezone company and I went for annual leave vacation last August 4, 2015. And Im planning to take my 2nd annual leave vacation by same date or july 2016 after my vacation, I will resume in work and by 2 months i will file a resignation letter planning to change the job. Is it allowed?

    Reply

    • Deepak
      13/09/2015

      Maria,
      yes, possible. But also keep in mind about the labour ban.

      Reply

  55. Khaleel
    08/09/2015

    Dear Deepak
    I plan to take leave 3 days next to Eid holidays
    Will the Eid holidays count as a part of my leave days..?

    Reply

    • Deepak
      09/09/2015

      Khaleel,
      I don’t think so. Take leaves starting from after Eid.

      Reply

  56. Fathima
    04/09/2015

    Hai, i will complete i year wt my company in next feb 2016.but our company managment and sponser changed after 2 month of my join date. So these 2 month will count for my annual leave calculation?

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    • Deepak
      06/09/2015

      Fathima,
      Yes, that will count.

      Reply

  57. Joey agao
    01/09/2015

    hi deepak, is it posible to apply 30 days local leave if i finished 1 yr in service? because i’m planning to take driving lesson here in dubai while on leave..thanks in advance.. 🙂

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  58. riyas
    30/08/2015

    hi

    I joined 03.05.2013 and I took leave on 02.05.2014 and I went vacation 30 days and I got leave salary 30 day basic. Next year 02.05.2015 I went vacation, then I get 28 days because as per our accounts I worked 11 months only and leave days of previous year not take.

    My question is, as per UAE law the above calculation is right? If it wrong please send UAE labor law and mention which article is saying.

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  59. Gaurav
    25/08/2015

    hi,

    i just want to ask one thing i complete my one year in next month. i want to resign due to some personal problem and go back to my home country. i am giving 30 days notice to my company as per law. am i eligable for one year leave salary i did’nt take any leave in these 12 months.

    Reply

    • Deepak
      30/08/2015

      gaurav,
      yes, you are eligible for leave cash.

      Reply

      • Gaurav
        06/09/2015

        i just wany to ask one thing is there any charge for cancellation of visa after one year of resignation.

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      • Deepak
        07/09/2015

        Gaurav,
        Normal application charges do apply.

        Reply

  60. Lei
    18/08/2015

    good day!

    we are in an unlimited contract company, we resigned after 2 yrs of service and didn’t use the annual leave, how many months should the company pay for our final settlement?

    thank you!

    Reply

    • Deepak
      30/08/2015

      Lei,
      Annual leave should be encashed.

      Reply

  61. Sherwin
    18/08/2015

    Hi Deepak,

    I finish my 1 year to the company last May, and want to take only 5 days local leave and get back to work after that. As per my knowledge, I will get my basic salary + housing allowance + air ticket ( to be converted to cash). But our accounts told me that I will only get my basic salary, as per UAE law he says, please advice, thanks in advance!

    Sherwin

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    • Deepak
      30/08/2015

      Sherwin,
      You must receive leave salary as per your contract.
      Please ask your Accounts to guide you in labour law point where is this written!!

      Reply

      • Sherwin Aquino
        17/09/2015

        Thank you Deepak!

        Reply

  62. Imad
    15/08/2015

    Hello!,

    I would like to ask regarding leave calculation for an employee

    as per the article 75 it says 24 days for the first year and 30 days from the next year forth.

    I am deriving a annual leave policy and would like to calrify the following

    Employee A – is working from Sat – Thu 9am to 5pm

    AND

    Employee B – is working from Sun – Thu 9am to 5pm

    how would i calculate annual leave on the completion of first year for Employe A and Employee B

    and for next year also???

    Reply

    • Deepak
      30/08/2015

      Imad,
      Sorry for the delay in replying. I was out of station for couple weeks.
      The leave calculation depends on whether you consider working days or calendar days.
      There is no distinction with regard to employees for leaves.
      Everyone must be provided the same leaves. However, your company could have internal leave policy depending on various Grades.
      For juniors it could be 24 working days and for senior staff it could be as you decide.

      Reply

  63. Dragg
    14/08/2015

    Hi!
    Are public holidays counted during notice period when you resigned?
    How many days does it normally takes to transfer visa from free zone to free zone company?

    Reply

    • Deepak
      30/08/2015

      Dragg,
      Public holidays are paid and hence are counted as part of notice period.
      Can’t really comment on the second query as it depends on many factors.

      Reply

  64. Sumi
    10/08/2015

    I am a nurse working in Dubai and I am pregnant now. My contract is expiring on 26/11/2015 and I am planning to rejoin after my annual leave & Maternity leave by 18/11/2015 (1 week to finish my contract) and I am not renewing my contract. In this situation can I get Annual Leave (30 days) plus maternity leave (45 days) COMBINED (from 05/09/2015 – 17/11/2015 – 75 days).

    Reply

    • Deepak
      12/08/2015

      Sumi,
      If you have annual leaves pending and if your employer agrees to combine annual and maternity leave, you could take them.
      However, when will you server the notice period?

      Reply

  65. George
    05/08/2015

    Dear

    Last year I took 37 days of leave in different months. My company paid only Accommodation allowance on my holidays (Our wage break-up is Basic + Accommodation + Transport). Since last year, my company paid Basic Salary + Accommodation for all employees as their leave salary. Now, My question is

    1. Shall I eligible for a leave salary this year? as I took 37 days leave, but no basic salary paid on these days.
    2. If yes, is it only basic salary? (Because, in my 37 days leave, company paid accommodation allowance only)

    Please help.

    Reply

    • Deepak
      05/08/2015

      George,
      1. It depends on your company as leaves could be deducted this year.
      2. Full salary must be provided.

      Reply

    • Deepak
      09/08/2015

      George,
      1. That will depend on your company whether they consider future dated leaves.
      2. Again depends on company. They might deduct your current year leaves.

      Reply

  66. Mohamed Bathiudeen
    05/08/2015

    [ 5 Days (Causal + Sick Leave) and 30 Days Earned leave entitle per Year ]

    can you please explain, what is mean by earned leave in the above statement.

    Reply

    • Deepak
      05/08/2015

      Mohamed,
      No idea!

      Reply

  67. ivy
    03/08/2015

    Hi Admin,

    This is the scenario, his joining date is July 30, 2014 and he end his service on Aug. 9, 2015 its like he render 1 year and 9days in the company, is he entitled for annual pay leave and the company give him a one way ticket to his country as he don’t want to continue to work.

    Looking forward for your kind and prompt reply.

    Jan20

    Reply

    • Deepak
      04/08/2015

      Ivy,
      Yes.

      Reply

  68. Navas
    03/08/2015

    Hai Deepak,

    I had completed 4 months in my company, now i want to go 5 days leave, as per UAE Labour Law is it possible to take annual leave.

    Reply

    • Deepak
      03/08/2015

      Navas,
      Depends on the company policy.
      But most companies do provide leave without pay during probation.

      Reply

  69. Amjad Ali
    28/07/2015

    Dear Admin

    I have doubt about annual leave payment if you can please clarify the following:

    If an employee has joined an organization on 01-01-2013 with total salary Dhs. 5000 and planned to go on annual leave on 01-01-2015 but he got an increment of Dhs 1000 on 01-07-2014. As per law how we can calculate his payment whether the leave payment will be based on the old salary or new ?

    Reply

    • Deepak
      01/08/2015

      Amjad,
      It will be based on new salary.

      Reply

  70. Jamil
    28/07/2015

    Hi Deepak,

    I am working under for a DTMZA Tecom registered company and recently got married.
    I’ve been told that for for this particular occasion and the change of my status from single to married, I am entitled to additional days of annual leave and to a salary package raise or bonus.
    Could you confirm that and give me more details/infos/law articles ?

    Thanks in advance

    Reply

    • Deepak
      28/07/2015

      Jamil,
      I am not aware of any such general laws.
      If your company has them, you are lucky!

      Reply

  71. minago
    28/07/2015

    Dear Deepak,

    I was just confused about the annual leave, as an employee we have right that every after one year you can take your annual leave right? I’m in a unlimited contract type. So it’s two years contract

    My one year as working in his est. is on November 2015, this year. I want to file a annual leave, so when it will be the right time to tell to my boss that I’m going to take my annual leave after one year of service in his est.?

    Second question.

    Is it possible that my boss will not grant or approved my annual leave?

    To be specific I’m planning to take my annual leave on January 2016, is it right for an employee to give a definite month?

    Waiting for your response!

    So much thanks Deepak!

    Yours truly,’
    Minago

    Reply

    • Deepak
      28/07/2015

      Minago,
      Usually companies have leave calendar which is decided right at the beginning of the year.
      You are eligible for annual leave, however it will depend on the company requirements.

      Reply

      • MINAGO
        10/08/2015

        Hello!

        So it’s possible that my annual leave will not be granted on what month I will used it?

        Waiting for your response.

        Thanks!

        Reply

      • Deepak
        12/08/2015

        Minago,
        it is up to the company to decide about annual leave.

        Reply

  72. Barbara
    26/07/2015

    Hello Deepak,

    After 12 month of service an employee is entitled to 24 working days off;
    – When an employee goes away for the 30 days vacation, during his/her month away on vacation does he/she earn any leave day i.e. 2 days per month of service?
    – Should the company start calculation of leave days entitlement upon his return to work the month after his vacation or it is continuous?

    Thank you.

    Reply

    • Deepak
      26/07/2015

      Barbara,
      -Yes, leave is accumulated during the leave.
      -Continuous.

      Reply

      • Barbara
        27/07/2015

        Thank you very much Deepak.

        Reply

  73. Yazer
    13/07/2015

    Hi,

    Your guidelines are a big hand for the people here.

    My annual leave was supposed to be on March 2015.
    I did’nt applied for it then because my son was attending school here.
    Now i applied for my leave before 2 weeks but I am not getting any proper reply on my application.
    I could understand from some sources that, Management has approved some vacations apart from mine.

    What shall i do to ensure the exact status of my application, because i need to book tickets for my family.
    When i check with admins, they are replying that “Your application is not yet returned from head office.”

    Is it is permitted to hold or reject a leave application in normal conditions [Ie, no salary advance, no pending assignments etc] ? Please note that i am applying for the leave almost half year later to the actual month.

    Thank you in advance,

    Reply

    • Deepak
      14/07/2015

      Yazer,
      Leave approvals are subject to internal company process.
      Annual leave is right of every employee.

      Reply

  74. Zyra
    12/07/2015

    Good Day!

    I just want to asked if I can take even just a two days vacation this eid, I am currently working here in UAE and I am planning to have 2 days vacation in Oman..would there be no problem in that case?

    Thank you!

    Reply

    • Deepak
      13/07/2015

      Zyra,
      You have to ask your company about this and obtain approval to take vacation.

      Reply

  75. nory
    08/07/2015

    How can i compute for my accrued leave pay? Is it based on my basic salary alone or should i include my housing allowances? please advise.
    Thanks and more power

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      10/07/2015

      Nory,
      Mostly it depends on company policy.
      However, usually companies do pay full salary for leave duration.

      Reply

      • Jenny
        11/07/2015

        NEED YOUR ADVICE!!

        Im working under limited contract. And this is my second contract hopefully to finish in SEPT 11.
        Due to CHANGE MANAGEMENT my annual holiday was been cancelled.
        I just send them a request to give me even 7 days holiday. And my wish granted but they will deduct my 7 days salary and i shoulder my airline ticket.
        Covered dates of my holiday is July 3 to July 9 .. and I book my return ticket July 10 coz it was FRIDAY my regular off day . Unfortunately I was very sick since JULY 7. So i send them an email last JULY 9 attached my medical certificate, referral for hospital admission and my return ticket book on July 10. Until now I didn’t receive any response.

        Im planning to return to work this JULY 16.

        Some of my colleagues heard that the company will not allow me to return to work and they will terminate me.

        Any advice please
        Am Im doing the right way??

        Reply

      • Deepak M
        12/07/2015

        Jenny,
        Everyone under labor law is allowed for paid annual leave.
        If there is a valid reason, they have to accept the sick leave.
        This can not be the ground for termination as you have already informed them.

        Reply

  76. Meriem
    06/07/2015

    Hi Deepak,

    Please help me to clarify the ticket eligibility

    One of our employee applied for annual leave on 15.08.2015, on 1.11.2014 his employment status has changed from single to married status….my question is the air ticket eligibility of his spouse calculated from the date of new agreement or on accrued leave days? his date of joining is 01.08.2011

    Your answer is highly appreciated.
    Thank you,
    Meriem

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      07/07/2015

      Meriem,
      This will as per company decision. UAE labour law does not mention any such provisions.

      Reply

  77. sabahat
    02/07/2015

    If the annual leave is taken in the previous year in the mid or lets say on 20th December, will this leave of 30 days will be included in previous year or the coming year
    i mean 10 days of previous year is confirmed to be included in annual leave of previous year and rest 20 days would be included in the new year or in the previous year

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      03/07/2015

      Sabahat,
      It is up to the company policies.

      Reply

  78. Jabir
    28/06/2015

    Leave Salary

    If I took leave without pay for few days, will it effect my leave salary?

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      29/06/2015

      Jabir,
      Of course yes, it is LEAVE WITHOUT PAY!

      Reply

  79. moosa
    26/06/2015

    i did not go for vacation for last 2 years and i am planning to resign if my salary is not increased at least before renewal , so how company is going to pay my 2 years leave salary and other benefits

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      27/06/2015

      Moosa,
      This needs to be discussed with your company.

      Reply

  80. saby
    26/06/2015

    Could you please provide the formula calculation for the Annual Leave encash for UAE.

    many thanks

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      27/06/2015

      Saby,
      There is no formula. Number of days of leave*salary per day. Simple!

      Reply

      • Dino
        23/07/2015

        Hi Deepak,

        If employee’s salary is increased one month before going for vacation , which salary would give as leave salary, whether the old salary or current salary.

        Reply

      • Deepak
        25/07/2015

        Dino,
        It should be latest salary.

        Reply

  81. Muammad
    22/06/2015

    I have completed one year in my company and now in second year, my last year leave quota is now over. now i need to visit my family back home for 3 days.

    my company says i need to complete 6 months in second year of service to avail the next year leave quota.

    does this rule apply

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      23/06/2015

      Muammad,
      I am not sure about your company internal policies.

      Reply

  82. Ashish
    22/06/2015

    Dear Deepak,
    I am working in a free zone in JLT. We come under DMCC
    as a annual salarymy company pays only the basic + Accomodation.
    Please advice if this against the labour law.
    Regards
    Ashish

    Reply

  83. Armi
    21/06/2015

    Hi Deepak,
    In reference to End of Service Entitlement computation, i want to know if the leave balance payment should be based on gross salary computation or based on basic wage only? also, which portion in UAE labor law supports that leave balance settlement must be based on the gross salary.
    pls. check also if my formula/ computation is correct:
    i.e. monthly salary X no. of leave balance then divided by 30 days = total of leave amount to settle by the company

    Thanks!

    i hope my computation formula is correct. also

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      22/06/2015

      Armi,
      Leave balance should be on complete salary.

      Reply

      • manzoor
        22/06/2015

        Hi,

        where to get the reference from UAE labour law for paying leave salary on full salary? i have the latest UAE labour Law book and according the article 78, only basic and housing is payable.

        moreover, if it is end of service than the employer shall pay the leave on basic only. Dubai Civil Case no. 90 of 2003 is supporting document for paying on basic.

        please let me know where to refer for paying leave salary on full?

        Reply

      • Deepak M
        23/06/2015

        Manzoor,
        Usually companies do pay leave salary in full.
        However, labour law does say to pay the leave salary with Basic+housing. For most companies this is the full salary. So it is not too clear.
        Please continue onto Article 80 of the Labour Law.
        There are lot of grey areas in the current labour law which I hope will be addressed in the upcoming labour law.

        Reply

  84. paul
    21/06/2015

    can my work y send me on forced unpaid leave if i am in my first year of employment

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      22/06/2015

      Paul,
      That is not possible.

      Reply

  85. PRAKASH KUMAR
    18/06/2015

    hi
    deepak

    on annual leave the employer is paid to me an one year basic salary. i asked him to full salary .he calculate 60% of full salary. I just want to know is there any law.

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      20/06/2015

      Prakash,
      Full salary must be paid.

      Reply

      • A,K
        20/07/2015

        Dear Dipak,
        my employer is deducting my transportation and food allowance when i leave for vacation.
        he sad this is as per labour law.
        its clear in article 78 that basic + housing only.
        above ur saying must be payed fully is there any law supporting ur statment ?
        Regards
        A.K

        Reply

      • Deepak
        20/07/2015

        AK,
        No, If you have read, go as per that.

        Reply

  86. Kinzaa
    17/06/2015

    I joined an organisation and worked for 3 months after which i had to leave for my home country. then after i returned to dubai, the organisation offered me to rejoin after a gap of approximately 5 months.
    I joined them and now it has been approximately 5 months since i have been working here.
    Would i be entitled to any annual leave considering my rejoining period is less than 6 months?

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      18/06/2015

      Kinzaa,
      You will have to speak to your HR for this.

      Reply

  87. Hassa
    16/06/2015

    Deepak,

    I just resigned couple of days a go from the company i was working for for sinds March 2014. At the moment I am here for the last 30 days only. So my month of notice since they haven`t employed a person yet so they need this time to do so. My questions are:

    – Can I get my annual leave paid in money?
    – Also my annual leave is that based on full salary or basic salary?
    – The day of employment is that the day I started working with the company or the day my visa got stamped in my passport?

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      17/06/2015

      Hassa,
      -Depends on the company policy.
      -Full salary.
      -The day you really start working.

      Reply

  88. Vihanga
    15/06/2015

    Hi,
    I’m working with this company for more than 7 years. I have a total balance leave of 70 days. My question is am I eligible to get the leave salary when I’m going for an annual vacation?
    Thanks,
    Vihanga

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      16/06/2015

      Vihanga,
      That will depend on your company. I will not know that!

      Reply

  89. Abdusamad
    13/06/2015

    Hi,

    I am working in Abu Dhabi , my question Is my boss hold my annual leave. he don’t approve 30 days leave. 4 or 5 days holding. he can hold may annual leave? what is the Labour law.

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      14/06/2015

      Abdusamad,
      Annual leave is the right of every employee.
      However, it is company decision when to approve this.
      UAE Labour law does not say anything about this.

      Reply

  90. martisa
    03/06/2015

    Hi Deepak,

    Refer to UAE labor law, the leave duration will calculate by include the off day and public holiday? Please advice.

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      04/06/2015

      Martisa,
      If a public holiday falls during your annual leave, it is considered part of the annual leave.

      Reply

  91. Thompson
    02/06/2015

    Hello bro! pls advice very urgent, my friend we work in dsam company, our boss called him 2days ago said dey can no longer his salary from June dat he sud look for another job or dey cancel his visa and pay one way flight money, but we are suspecting its because its tym for d guy annual leave, maybe dey don want to pay, for dis reason we others are scared to confront dem for our leave so dat dey won’t tell us dsam….. secondly d guy got a job but d owner said he have problem with Nigeria visa dat my boss to dis guy noc so dat he can continue d work dere but my boss refused pls sir what can he do very urgent

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      03/06/2015

      Thompson,
      You will need to visit MOL and consult the officials about your case.
      They will find a solution for you.

      Reply

  92. tanveer hasan
    30/05/2015

    Hi sir please help me I am working in a company as a civil engineer I have completed 11months 18days I want to take my annual leave I already send annual leave application 15june to 15 July but my boss is not approve the application my boss told me that finished the site I send the application before 15 days but I am confused the site is not finished in 2 month in this case what I am doing tell me sir

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      31/05/2015

      Tanveer,
      That is your company decision.

      Reply

  93. Name (required)
    27/05/2015

    Hi sir! I would like to ask if company has the right to decide to whether you are taking your annual leave or not. My company decided to lay me off with out notice because of ramaddan, and I have not taken any leave yet for almost 2 years.

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      27/05/2015

      If they terminate you, they will need to compensate for the arbitrary dismissal under unlimited labour contract.
      You could file a complaint with the MOL.

      Reply

  94. Aziz Ahmad
    25/05/2015

    Dear deepak
    Hope you are fine and happy.
    First of all thanks for your generous nature to so many people
    I had resigned from my company. I started with them on September 2013. I took one annual leave. For which I was paid only my one month basic salary only. And not the allowances. Now I resigned after approximately 21 months. How much annual leave I am entitled for? And also they refused to give me the air ticket back home.
    Please advice which way to follow to get my rights. Please give appropriate suggestion to act accordingly.
    Thanks.

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      26/05/2015

      Aziz,
      You are eligible for prorated annual leave.
      Air ticket policy depends on the company.

      Reply

  95. dinesh
    18/05/2015

    How many months only 30 days leave in use law

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      19/05/2015

      Dinesh,
      Can’t get your query!!

      Reply

  96. Cherie
    18/05/2015

    Hi Mr Deepak,

    I have completed one year in the company and was entitled of annual leave ticket. Now, due to my husband work relocation I have to resign. My question is, can I get my 30 days leave encashed in full amount, basic and allowance, and does my employer needs to provide me one way ticket to my home country as I am entitled a yearly annual leave ticket?

    Appreciate your response.

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      19/05/2015

      Cherie,
      Leave encashment is up to the company HR policies. SOme companies do,some don’t.
      However, salary must be paid in full till the last day of your work.
      If it is written in your contract that you are eligible for air tickets annually, then you must get it.

      Reply

  97. Manoj Kumar
    13/05/2015

    I want to know if someone returns from leave and the same day he falls ill, reports to hospital and gets two days sick leave. Will the company consider the two days as sick leave or as unpaid since he did not report to work, though he had called his superior and informed him over the phone.

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      14/05/2015

      Manoj,
      You must at least inform the employer about your situation of sick leave.

      Reply

  98. regie
    05/05/2015

    Hi Mr Deepak,

    I am working in my company for 6 years and 9 months from the date of my joining.I haven’t taken my annual leave for 6 years.do I have rights to get it when my contract finished?

    Thanks and hoping for the response.

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      06/05/2015

      Regie,
      Yes. The company must compensate you for that. and also it depends on your company policy about carry forward of leaves.

      Reply

  99. Yousaf Yakoob
    02/05/2015

    Hi Deepak,
    I just want to clarify one doubt. I joined in my company on 22nd October 2013. As per my company policy, they will provide 60 days vacation in two years. So my doubt is – “As per Labour Law when will be my vacation?? 60 days vacation after completing 22 months or 60 days vacation after completing 24 months??” Kindly Clarify.

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      03/05/2015

      Yousaf,
      There is a difference between working days and calendar days. I think your company is following calendar days.

      Reply

  100. Harish
    27/04/2015

    Hi, i required the leave details as per UAE labour law. now they will calculate for an example CL=12 days and EL= 18. we carry foward this EL. if an employee is taken leave for an about 10 days. how will deduct this 10 days from above mentioned.

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      28/04/2015

      Harish,
      These will be deducted from EL.

      Reply

  101. Abdul Mujeeb
    21/04/2015

    Sir I work 9 years same company but 2 years back my contract is renewed but I dont get any allowance same time. now I need resign but company told me your old allowance is already canceled any rule this allowance getting. all time are I give to all expences visa national id etc….

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      22/04/2015

      Abdul,
      No, gratuity must be paid to all employees who resign or are terminated after 1 year of service.

      Reply

  102. Julien
    15/04/2015

    My employer grants me 30 calendar days/year of paid annual leave. Should Fridays be counted as a leave day? For example: Let’s say take Thursday and Sunday off. Will that count as 2 days off? 3 or 4 days off?

    Also, as I work for an events & Entertainment company, we sometimes have to work on Fridays. I heard that we should be getting paid 150% of our salary for every Friday that we work. Could you confirm that please?

    Thanks a lot for taking the time to answer my questions,

    Julien

    Reply

  103. Adil Aziz
    10/04/2015

    Dear Sir,
    my joining in 27 Oct 2013, now i apply for vacation Vaccation is approved on 18 April 2015 now tel me what will be my leave salary ( is it my current basic salary or previous Year Basic Salary) Pls give refrence.

    Adil

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      11/04/2015

      Adil,
      The company should provide full salary for the leave period.

      Reply

  104. hazman
    07/04/2015

    am working for two and half years and im in my vacation now but staying in uae and found a new job can i resign in my vacation period?

    Reply

  105. santhosh
    06/04/2015

    Hi Deepak, Can you please advise me if an employee completed his two years period and he already taken 90 days of Leave days with in this two years, how do we calculate his Leave salary?

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      07/04/2015

      Santhosh,
      I do not know the company policy on leave calculation. Hence cannot comment!

      Reply

  106. ravshan
    04/04/2015

    hi kindly advise… i have worked for the company for 5 month already but i would like to resign due to some matters, would i be entitled to the accured leave lets say 10 or 12 days for 5 monthes plus 4 public holidays which i have acquired and use those to substract from the 1 month period and serve 15 days instead of a month? or would i not be entitled to receive those because i have not finished 6 month; or would i still be entitled as the laws say i could be entitled if resigned? does this 6 month rule work here too?

    thank you in advance

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      06/04/2015

      Ravshan,
      That will depend on the company policy!
      Accrued public holidays should be paid either compensatory off or in salary as overtime.

      Reply

      • Ravshan
        06/04/2015

        Thank you very much Deepak, please also advise on the accured annual leave, am i eligible by law to be paid if i have not finished 6 month but resigned?

        Reply

  107. Mudassir
    01/04/2015

    Can you kindly tell me to calculate annual leave pay work days will be divided by 335 days or 365 days. As i listen employee must work for 11 months and 12th will be is annual leave month. Like here is Two years visa so with two years he will work for 22 months and remaining 2 months will be his annual leave. Kindly advise.

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      02/04/2015

      Mudassir,
      It is 360 or 365. Where you get 335 from?
      It is up to the company to send on vacation annually or every 2 years.

      Reply

  108. Edsa
    31/03/2015

    I resigned with my job rightnow and i will be 9 months . I know i have accrued leave of 2 days per month which is 18 days. Are my employer obliged to pay me for that 18 days right?

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      01/04/2015

      Edsa,
      Yes, you must be paid the accrued leave.
      Further, this may also depend on the company policy.

      Reply

  109. Beba
    25/03/2015

    Dear Deepak
    I would like to know you take your annual leave, if you come back before weekend (exactly on Thursday by the leave and at work on Sunday) they will count them (Friday and Saturday) as days on leave as well??? My normal work week is Sunday to Thursday inclusive.
    thanks for your answer.

    Reply

  110. Beba
    25/03/2015

    I would like to know if when you take your annual leave, if you come back before weekend (exactly on thursday from the leave, but at work on sunday) they will count them as days on leave as well
    My normal work week is Sunday to Thursday inclusive.
    Thank you for the answer!

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      26/03/2015

      Beba,
      This depends on how your company calculates number of days.
      If they count working days, Friday and saturday will not be counted as leave days.

      Reply

  111. Onyx
    24/03/2015

    Hi Deepak, Have been in company for several years and with annual leave balance of 60 days. Due to a reported medical situation I have just completed my 15 days full-paid sick leave and is now entitled to further 30 days half-paid leave. However, since half-pay will not suite my current money situation I am obliged to consume 30 days of my above mentioned annual leave balance (to guarantee full payment) and which is ok with my company. My question is as follows: Is there a way that I can be paid the 30 days of half-pay together with my paid leave days for the same 30 days that I plan to take further (Medical report for further 30 days treatment available). Thanks

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      26/03/2015

      Onyx,
      No, you can not cobine 2 kinds of leaves.

      Reply

  112. Olesya
    22/03/2015

    Good evening!
    Please advice this month I Complete one year and I use 7 days annual leave and 16 days unpaid vocation. I was applying for 14 days vocation next month but my boss refused and said that I entitled for 30 only in total. Is it can be that in firs year I am not entitled for for vocation? Also he inform me that I have only 7 days vocation until 2016. Kindly ask you to advise me If I am able to take 30 day every year since joining time? Thank you

    Reply

  113. James
    17/03/2015

    Just to be clear, If I take part of my annual leave, lets say 20 days. And during my time away, Eid is called (for 2 days) do I lose those 2 days from my annual leave, or are they regarded as public holidays. The wording is at best a little ambiguous in the labour law and just wanted clarification.

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      18/03/2015

      James,
      This will depend on how your company calculates leaves; whether they encompass public holidays or not!

      Reply

  114. Shereef
    17/03/2015

    hi could you tell me accrued leave salary should be paid on basic salary or last pay full salary?

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      18/03/2015

      Shereef,
      this will depend on company policy.

      Reply

  115. Mae
    16/03/2015

    Hi sir!

    Can you shed some light on my current dilemma. I joined the company last April 29, 2013. My end of contract will be on June 11, 2015. Now, I am planning to take a vacation leave from may 11 till june 11, 2015. This is because I am planning to give birth in my home country and by may11 I will be 32 weeks on my pregnancy. I am also not planning to renew my 2yrs contract. I requested that and talked to our director but he told me that it is not allowed. He can only give my vacation leave as cash and I should wait until my end of contract which is june 11. He will cancel my visa and insurance card. He will not pay for my plane ticket as well. The only option for me is to renew my contract but i told him that I will be staying for good.

    Are all his claims allowed as per UAE labor law? I need some advise. I don’t plan to extend my contract with them.

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      17/03/2015

      Mae,
      You could resign at any time. That is your decision. You may also decide not to renew your contract.
      However, you have to provide proper notice period.
      Your Director needs to know that employees could resign prior to completing the contract as per their wish.
      If you are getting vacation salary by cash, it is good.
      He need not pay your plane ticket as you are resigning.

      Reply

  116. Human Resource
    16/03/2015

    Dear Deepak,

    Good Day,

    I have a question, while an employee is on unpaid sick leave.Is she or he can earn annual leave.

    Kindly reply.

    Many thanks

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      17/03/2015

      Yes,
      they are eligible as long as the sick leaves are officially recorded.
      Although this is not clearly written in the labour law, this must apply as sick leave is granted by law.

      Reply

  117. jone
    15/03/2015

    hi deepak

    I have taken 17days Medical Leave and 10 casual leaves from my total quota of 30 this year. As per uae law how you will calculate my remaining avail annual leave.

    Reply

  118. kumara
    08/03/2015

    after 12 years and 7 month i resign from my company , every two years i have both ways ticket , company already provided 6 air ticket for me past 12 years , since i have resign will they give me ticket to go my country i have given 30 days notice . some one told me if i given 30 days notice they (company) has to provide me a ticket . if any one knows the low please reply ….becouse my company may not give me ticket .

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      10/03/2015

      Kumara,
      This will be as per company policy. They may or may not provide you the air ticket.

      Reply

  119. Jose
    04/03/2015

    If I avail of the annual leave entitlement of 30 days of previous year in January 2015,will leave period, i.e. January 2015 be considered for current year leave calculation . [ I mean, whether I am entitled for leave of 2.5 days of January 2015]

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      05/03/2015

      Jose,
      This is a company policy on how they consider. In my opinion, if your previous leave is pending, then your previous leave will be deducted and this year’s leave will be accumulated.

      Reply

  120. roma
    04/03/2015

    Hello sir, can you please help me. I’m almost 2 years in my company and will end my contract on 30th March (im not sure because labor id expires on that day). I have not taken any leave yet and I was thinking of taking my leave payment for my 1st year of service and for my 2nd year, will they give it?

    Reply

  121. Raju
    03/03/2015

    Hi Deepak, what would be the postion of earned leave during the period an employee is on unpaid leave. E.g. would the annual leave (@2 per month) accrue if say he is on 1 month unpaid leave. So would he be entitled to those 2 days in that month.
    Thanks in advance for your answer.

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      04/03/2015

      Raju,
      I guess Yes. It will accrue.

      Reply

  122. SHOEB
    03/03/2015

    Hi Deepak ,.

    does the sick leave per month is deducted from the leave salary calculation ?

    Reply

  123. Muhammad Mubeen
    26/02/2015

    I want to know whether an employee is entitles for air ticket in case the contract is not finished and he resigned from the job. (unlimited contract)

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      28/02/2015

      Muhammad,
      No.

      Reply

  124. waheed
    25/02/2015

    i need simple calculation ……

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      26/02/2015

      Please provide proper information.

      Reply

  125. waheed
    25/02/2015

    ohh sorry

    my basic salary is 3000 and my joining date is 01.04.2014 and i a taking leave on 08.03.2015 my one year is not complete yet please i need calculation in detail thank you

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      26/02/2015

      Waheed,
      Sorry incomplete information.

      Reply

  126. hilda
    25/02/2015

    Hi! September 2013 I went for emergency for one month and March 2014 i went for 20 days same reason its emergency now Im almost 2 years in the company I want to go vacation for one month and they are counting for 60 days annual leave i already got 50 days i want to know if they can deduct from my two leave salary the 20 days

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      25/02/2015

      Hilda,
      Not sure about your internal company policies on leaves.

      Reply

  127. waheed
    24/02/2015

    hi Mr. Deepak how are you can u tell me about annual leave salary calculation pleas
    my joing date is 01/04/2014 and on 07/03/2015 i will take leave

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      25/02/2015

      Waheed,
      Sorry, I am unable to calculate as you have not provided full details such as salary.
      Also, I do not know your company policies.

      Reply

  128. khan
    19/02/2015

    Mr.Deepak i want to no i am going on leave from 01 May to 30 May 2015 as per my annual leave . As per law is that i have to get my leave salary at the time of going on vacation or it will be paid once i am return from my vacation. Plz advice.

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      20/02/2015

      Khan,
      This is company policy. They gave to decide.

      Reply

  129. Mark
    12/02/2015

    I am working in sharjah based company and my one year end of service will due on march 05 2015. I planned to have my vacation on march 22 and I have already submitted annual vacation leave form to my manager but he says that he will not sign any leave form until june. Is this lawful? Do i dont have the right to choose which date should my leave starts? please give advice mr. Deepak. Tnx

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      15/02/2015

      Mark,
      Company has right to approve or reject your leaves according to company requirements.

      Reply

  130. ranjith
    07/02/2015

    Hi deepak
    i worked in ajman bsed furniture company more than 4 and half years.Now i will resign from this comapny.But hr manger informed me he will calculate leave salary only for basic and its not covered HRA and allowance.
    Normally i will get leave salary with HRA but it after finished my yearly vacation leave and come back time IN UAE.
    But he told now iam resigning so he will not give HRA,He can only give basic salary .
    what is the calculation of leave salary (resigning time)

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      08/02/2015

      Ranjith,
      Leave salary is to be calculated on full salary.

      Reply

      • Nancy
        16/02/2015

        Dear Deepak,

        Please can you help me with the calculation of the unused leave for the year 2015 only.

        The employee resigned and the last day is on 19th Feb 2015

        He already used 2 days leave

        I am not sure about my calculation which is something like this;
        30/12 x ((49/360)x12) = 4.13 days his leave from Jan to Feb19
        4.13 – 2 days = 2.13 remaining days

        49 days = from 1st Jan until 19th Feb

        Waiting for your reply.

        thanks n regards

        Reply

      • Deepak Machado
        17/02/2015

        Nancy,
        seems ok to me.

        Reply

  131. Mark
    25/01/2015

    Hi, every employee is entitled for 30 days annual leave, but in my case, i have used total of 15 days within a year. i applied for my remaining annual leave of 15 days + 18 days unpaid leave, my boss approved it. and the Hr does not allow me to take the 18 days unpaid leave. they told me to re apply and make it 5 days unpaid leave only. is it fair?

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      26/01/2015

      mark,
      It is fair in company’s terms.
      You will need to justify the unpaid leaves.
      May be with a proper reason, HR may sanction these leaves.
      Nothing about this is referenced in Labour Law.

      Reply

  132. Shing
    19/01/2015

    Hi! I just want to ask on how to calculate the salary leave. I am working in a general trading company from April 2013. I just take my 15 days vacation this December 30,2015-January 13,2014.May i know how much will be my leave salary?
    Basic Salary – AED 2250.00
    Allowance – AED 250.00
    My salary was increased to AED 3,000 from AED 2500

    Please advise

    Reply

    • Shing
      19/01/2015

      Correction for the above… my vacation date was last Dec 30 2014 – Jan 13,2015

      Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      19/01/2015

      Shing,
      This will depend on how companies calculated number of days per month. Some companies consider 31 days and some 30 days.
      So in your case there is no definite answer.

      Reply

  133. Rahim
    17/01/2015

    For two years, I have applied for leave but not sanctioned. After 2 Years, the completion of contract I have left the company. I am receiving House allowance. Am I entitled to encash the basic + HRA or Just basic only?

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      18/01/2015

      Rahim,
      you are supposed to receive all the dues for the time you have worked with the company. HRA till the time you have worked.

      Reply

  134. adnan
    13/01/2015

    Hi Deepak,
    I am working in the private company i have finished 11 months if i will
    apply for annual leave should i get 30 days leave with leave salary.

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      14/01/2015

      Adnan,
      Yes. But that will depend on company whether they are ready to give you full 30 days at one stretch.

      Reply

  135. Vijeesh
    12/01/2015

    My salary is 6000
    Basic 3000
    Housing 2000
    Travel. 1000
    So how I can calculate my leave salary

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      13/01/2015

      Vijeesh,
      Leave salary will be same. It will not change.

      Reply

  136. umar
    09/01/2015

    i am working in national paints sharjah and i have already Complete two year and i just want to take leave salary, but i don’t want to annual leave.

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      10/01/2015

      Umar,
      I am confused with your query.

      Reply

  137. aldrin
    07/01/2015

    Greetings! Mr. Deepak,
    My brother is working in sales. He finished more than a year of his contract. He supposed to take his annual leave last december 2014 but the compny disapproved for the reason they will be on sale… Now his applying his annual leave for the month of feb 2015 but the company allows him 15days only for the reason its a new rule.. Is he not entilled for the 30days annual leave? Wat he will do?

    Thanks!

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      08/01/2015

      Aldrin,
      This is purely company policy.

      Reply

  138. Sayeed
    30/12/2014

    Dear Depak,
    I completed 2 years with the company. During this 2 years I went only one time for leave which is 133 days. can you please tell me how to calculate my pay days and unpaid days leave salary?

    Reply

  139. Ian
    28/12/2014

    My wifes sister is working in a shop on a fixed contract, 2k basic and 2k housing.

    Her second year finishes in april. She has asked for her annual leave before her contract ends, but her boss says that is illegal. Please advise what to do in this instance. Can he refuse her pay to the end of the year and only pay 2k for leave

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      07/01/2015

      Ian,
      No it is not illegal to go on leave before the contract ends. However, the company may have policies.

      Reply

  140. Siva Mohana Subramanian
    25/12/2014

    sir,i am working in a private sector for past two years.i already reneve the visa for another two years but now i don’t want to continue here.
    please give me some guidness about ban .

    Reply

  141. rona mae
    22/12/2014

    I am working in our company for 2 years now under unlimited contract and i have renewed my contract already. i haven’t taken my annual leave for 2 years and now i plan to take my vacation after 3 months now i want to know if i am entitled for a free plane ticket from my company since i finished my first contract with them. thanks!

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    Reply

  142. Javed Khan
    21/12/2014

    Mr deepak,
    Hi I have a question to u is if I go to my village by telling my owners for 1 month but if I don’t come back means I don’t want to come back then what kind of a ban steps on me is that kind of ban step on me that I cannot go to entire gulf countries for my whole life.

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      07/01/2015

      Javed,
      you may be reported as absconded by the company and this will result in immigration ban.
      Yes, this may be a possibility if there is a GCC visa and labour unification.

      Reply

  143. rona mae
    20/12/2014

    I am working in our company for 2 years now under unlimited contract and i have renewed my contract already. i haven’t taken my annual leave for 2 years and now i plan to take my vacation after 3 months now i want to know if i am entitled for a free plane ticket from my company since i finished my first contract with them. thanks!

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      07/01/2015

      Rona,
      Yes.

      Reply

  144. vijay
    15/12/2014

    i am working in Dubai Media City under Tecom and i have already Complete two year and i am just going to Resign So i Want to Know That i am Liable to Get my Annual Leave on Basic Salary or Full Salary?

    Thanks

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      16/12/2014

      Vijay,
      I am not sure about your company policy on annual leave encashment.
      Yes you have to receive your salary in full.

      Reply

  145. Dilshath
    14/12/2014

    hi, Am resigning from my company and i have pending Annual leave, so do i can go for vacation and those days i can include with 30days notice period after my resignation.

    thanks

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      15/12/2014

      Dilshanth,
      most companies do not allow this.
      you could request them to encash leaves instead.

      Reply

  146. bernard
    13/12/2014

    Mr Deepak, just wanna ask about annual leave pay, my salary is 5000 AED but my basic is 1500 AED only presently they are giving only basic salary for my annual leave, i am now 10 yrs on my company , is there any chance that i can get what they have not paid me upon leaving the company?

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      14/12/2014

      Bernard,
      They should provide full salary even during annual leave.

      Reply

  147. Claire
    10/12/2014

    while im in a middle of my anual leave is t possible to give a resignation letter?

    Reply

  148. Claire
    10/12/2014

    Is it possible to send a resignation letter while ur still in a middle of your annual leave?

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      11/12/2014

      Claire,
      Yes possible.

      Reply

  149. Ranjith
    10/12/2014

    Want to know how the annual leave salary is calculated? Is there a new law stating that transportation allowance should not be given while paying leave salary? Or is it full monthly salary

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      11/12/2014

      Ranjith,
      Leave salary has to be the gross salary paid and there can be no deductions.

      Reply

  150. Paul
    10/12/2014

    i have resigned on my company and i worked for them for 2years and 10months. i didnt take my vacation leave, now they gave me the leave salary but the air ticket is not included. does any law that provides the details of this matter about my air ticket? am i not entitled to have it after resigning? thanks

    Reply

  151. Agnelo
    09/12/2014

    Hi,
    If someone goes on a non-paid leave on Thursday (working day), and returns back to work on next Sunday (working day). It is a 10 days absent from previous Thursday to current Saturday.
    There are 2 Fridays, & 2 Saturdays in between the working days. Will the salary deduction be calculated for 6 days or for 8 days ?

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      10/12/2014

      Agnelo,
      This depends on how the company calculates the leaves whether based on working days or calendar days.
      If calendar days, then 8 days will apply.

      Reply

  152. Saidul
    08/12/2014

    Hi, I finished 34 month in my company, when I finished 2 years I draw my leave salary then I worked almost 10 month now I want go for leave but my manager said that “now you can’t go for leave because company already paid for your 2 month leave” I don’t even know about that rules. can you help me about that problem ?

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      09/12/2014

      Saidul,
      This depends on the company.

      Reply

  153. Joy
    08/12/2014

    Hi Deepak,

    One of my employees went for maternity leave and used her balance leave days also. Totally 5 months she was on leave. My question is whether she will be eligible for leave provision for 5 months also, or we have to calculate her leave from the date she rejoined?

    Reply

  154. Krishnan
    04/12/2014

    Sir,
    How to calculate the annual leave of 30 days in a year, whether when he work for 11 months and the 12th month has to be considered as annual leave or has to work for 12 months then the 13th month will be as vacation.

    Expecting your reply on this.

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      06/12/2014

      Krishnan,
      This is as per company policy.

      Reply

      • Jessica
        07/12/2014

        Hi Mr. Deepak,

        I’d like to ask. I’ve been working for 1 year and 2 months in sa Construction company. I have not taken my leave and leave salary yet. Now, I ask my employer for my leave salary for the 1 year of service, he said, I cannot take it. Only after the contract is finished. What should I do? By the way, our salary is 1 month delay. Please advise me. Thank you.

        Reply

  155. sunil singh
    01/12/2014

    hi, i want to ask that i have completed 2 years in four star hotel but hotel has taken sign on my employment letter mentioning that if i leave hotel i have to give 3 month notice period, i have completed 2 years of my contract and visa is valid for 3 years so now i want to leave the company and only 1 month vacation i have taken so if i give resign for three months can i use my 1 month of leave lieu of notice period.

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      02/12/2014

      Sunil,
      No, you can not do that.
      However, asking your employer may solve this.

      Reply

  156. Zahid
    29/11/2014

    Hi, i have been working more than 14 years in a company in uae,i would like to know about the leave salary & gratuity.

    1.My employer has been paying me leave salary only basic,can i claim it at the time of leaving the job.
    2.What will be my gratuity,the employment contract is old & it has not been updated since i got an increment the salary on contract is less than my current salary,if gratuity will be paid on Basic wages then how my gratuity will be calculated since i got the increment salary description has not been shared with me,like Basic,HRA,Transportation & others.Will my basic will be calculated 60% of gross salary or not.

    I will highly appreciate your advise.

    Thank You

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      30/11/2014

      Zahid,
      1. Entire salary should be paid as leave salary. Yes, you may claim.
      2. Gratuity is depending on latest drawn basic salary.

      Reply

  157. chacha
    25/11/2014

    but is there any chance to pay the 2months notice period? theyre insisting that its not payabale because i signed the contract. it is so unfair because as per the law they should give me annual vacation but even single day i haven’t received anything

    Reply

  158. chacha
    25/11/2014

    Hi!
    I am working in an unlimited contract. I am 2yrs working in a company and they didnt give me yet a vacation. can i use my pending vacation to cover my 2 months notice period?

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      25/11/2014

      Chacha,
      This depends on your company policy and nothing about this is mentioned in labour law.

      Reply

      • chacha
        25/11/2014

        but is there any chance to pay the 2months notice period? theyre insisting that its not payabale because i signed the contract. it is so unfair because as per the law they should give me annual vacation but even single day i haven’t received anything

        Reply

      • Deepak Machado
        26/11/2014

        Chacha,
        If you have signed the contract, you are liable.

        Reply

  159. valentine
    24/11/2014

    Please sir, what will happen to a worker that went on one month vacation without coming back to uae

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      25/11/2014

      Valentine,
      The company might put absconding in the system and you may not be able to come to UAE.

      Reply

  160. Question
    24/11/2014

    If taking unpaid leave do you still receive allowances based on your contract as stated in the Labor Contract? (Do you still receive full housing allowance for the time that you are taking unpaid leave)

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      25/11/2014
  161. Rizwan
    24/11/2014

    I said my employer to take my annual leave on march 2015 which was supposed to be taken on Aug 2014 because of personal reason,but my employer is forcing me to take before march .is this applicable as per uae law? and is there any provision to complete my two years contract with out taking my annual leave? please advice me

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      25/11/2014

      Rizwan,
      This is company policy.

      Reply

  162. Adnan Javaid
    23/11/2014

    Hi,

    I would like to know that I still have 25 working days leave balance for the year 2014. In case, if I leave the company then what is the formula for calculating the equivalent Annual leave cash entitlement?

    Are the balance working days be converted to calendar days first? (Considering in mind five working days per week).

    Please also advise if Calculation is based on Basic Salary?

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      24/11/2014

      Adnan,
      Company will adjust the leave salary as per their policy.
      Not sure about 2nd query.
      Yes, basic salary is considered to calculate gratuity.

      Reply

  163. Ike
    23/11/2014

    Hi,
    I took day-offs every Thursdays and these were agreed to be deducted from my annual leave. How many days will it be counted per week considering that I took on Thursdays? Is it legal to include the Fridays and Saturdays?

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      24/11/2014

      Ike,
      Only thursdays need to be considered not weekends.

      Reply

  164. Gino
    20/11/2014

    Hi! I just want to know, im on a freezone visa and currently taking my annual leave vacation, I have an offer from other freezone company, can I submit my resignation letter during this period?

    Can I also just pay the compensation notice since I want to submit an immediate resignation?

    Thank you.

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      24/11/2014

      Gino,
      You may resign but check whether ban is applicable.
      The compensation part depends on company.

      Reply

  165. Mickey
    17/11/2014

    I am going to use one day of my leave for a wedding. The day that I will be taking is a Thursday. Returning to work the next Sunday. My normal work week is Sunday to Thursday inclusive.
    By taking one day off prior to a weekend, will the weekend days be also included? In other words, will I lose 3 days leave even though I am only taking one day off?

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      24/11/2014

      Mickey,
      This is actually company policy. Usually it is a day’s leave.

      Reply

  166. Minhaj Shaikh
    12/11/2014

    my salary was 2000 and my basic is 800 and at labour office they settled 1000 leave salary, and i want to know how they settled, i worked 1 1/2 year, and paid one month notice termination compensation 2000 aed, gratuity 733, please just i want to know, the rules.

    Reply

  167. ajmal
    11/11/2014

    depak sir,
    i taken 3 month leave in 2 year service .is it will affect my gratuity?my labour card is expired ,can i cancell my visa legally .can i get gratuity .please reply me

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      12/11/2014

      Ajmal,
      When was the leave taken? Was it continuous?

      Reply

  168. Raza
    09/11/2014

    Hi,

    I have 40 days of leave balance and I want to take 30 days leaves.

    After 30 days I might have to extend my annual leaves for 10 more days, if I will do so, will the extended 10 days be unpaid or deducted from annual balance as per law?

    For the record, my company is always considering extended leaves as unpaid whether leaves are available or not. even though approved by HOD.

    Reply

  169. ahmed
    05/11/2014

    Hai Iam working for a more then 18 months and i take fist year annual leave. Now my company forcing me to go for leave 12 days and they’re telling me that we don’t have work .I dint Take any leave Iam attending daily my office spending full time .because I have financial problem that’s way Iam attending .is this possible that I can full salary.

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      06/11/2014

      Ahmed,
      confused about your question!!
      12 days leave?

      Reply

  170. Syed
    05/11/2014

    I’m working in a company my new visa only 06 moths old, i like to change my job, can i change the job or not. please reply me.

    Reply

  171. Mehmood Ahmad
    30/10/2014

    Dear Sir

    i am working al hazeem computer embroidery sharjah , my visa is sales representative my contract is unlimited it’s going to finish my labor card is on 20th December 2014 and visa and ID Card going to finish 12 January 2015, i want to know if i don’t want to renew my contract then what is end of services benefits due to my employee should pay, during this 2 year i went one time on leave because my mother death and company pay return ticket but i did’t take leave salary till now, my basic salary is 4000 + 1000 allowance per month, pls advise me what i can do if my employee will not pay anything if i will not renew contract, waiting for your best advise , thanks

    Reply

  172. Lee
    29/10/2014

    Hi good evening!
    I’m already 1 year and 6 months in my company and in the contact that I signed regarding annual leave I’m eligible as per UAE labour law. But my manager don’t want to allow me to take my annual leave. I’m already entitled take 30 days leave right?

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      01/11/2014

      Lee,
      How often a company grants annual leave is entirely upto company. However, annual leave is mandatory as per labour law.

      Reply

  173. saed
    28/10/2014

    i want to know the article No. 78

    ((An employee shall be paid his basic wage plus the housing allowance, if applicable, and any other allowances which he receives in the normal working month))

    this statement not on labor law 1980 is there any new updates for or modification for article 78
    as per the law its
    The employee shall receive his basic pay in addition to housing allowance, if any for
    the annual leave days. However if the exigencies of work necessitate that the
    employee works during his annual leave in whole or in part, and the period of leave
    during which he has worked, has not been carried forward to the next year, the

    *
    Amended by Federal Law No. (12) of 1986.

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      29/10/2014

      Saed,
      Please contact a lawyer.

      Reply

  174. Mohammed
    26/10/2014

    One of my supervisor is eligible for 45 days leave until 18th Jul 2014 and he was paid for those 45 days but he had only 35 days as annual leave and return 22nd Aug 2014.

    Now he want to go for his exams in home on Jan 2015.

    Can he encash the remaining 10 days + the eligible annual leave (from 22nd Aug 2014 to Jan 2015) for his exams (or) that remaining 10 days annual leave is void?

    Please clarify.

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      27/10/2014

      Mohammed,
      Annual Leave is governed by respective companies and internal policies.

      Reply

  175. Aitot
    22/10/2014

    Can I use my annual leave even I resigned, coz they gave me 1 month notice ?

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      22/10/2014

      Aitot,
      Leave as per law. In the notice period, i don’t think you can take annual leave.

      Reply

  176. Adna Vahora
    16/10/2014

    Dear Sir

    I just want to know that I have been complited my 1 yr and 9 month n 11 days then I was resine. I have not taken annual leave. How much leave salary I will get. And how much Graduity.

    They are not canceling my visa. It is advisable to go to labour or police

    Reply

  177. Charisse
    08/10/2014

    Hi. I just wanna ask something. When are you entitled to have the two-way ticket? Because in my offer letter, it says there after completion of 24 months. But I will not going to renew my contract on my company. So on my 22nd month, i am going to have my vacation. is it possible that they will give me two way ticket? I will still finish my contract anyway. Thank you.

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      09/10/2014

      Charisse,
      Labour law does not mention anything about air ticket. It is company policy and facility provided to employees. Depends on companies.

      Reply

  178. IDRISH
    02/10/2014

    GREETINGS MR. DEEPAK,

    MY MONTHLY SALARY IS AED 7500 AND BASIC AED 4500, I HAD WORKED WITH MY EX-COMPANY FROM 17TH FEB 2013 TO 24TH SEPT 2014, SINCE I HAVENT COMPLETED 2 YEARS WITH THE COMPANY BUT I HAD AVAILED THE SECOND ANNUAL LEAVE IN APRIL 2014..

    NOW IN FINAL SETTLEMENT MY COMPANY HAD DEDUCTED AED 2413.79 AS I HAD AVAILED 7 EXCESS LEAVE…THE HR IS SAYING THAT THE CALCULATION IS AS PER UAE LABOUR LAW..

    CAN YOU PLEASE CONFIRM WHETHER ITS CORRECT OR NOT??
    MANY THANKS.
    IDRISH

    Reply

  179. David
    28/09/2014

    I have been working for a company since December 2010.My employer refused to give me my annual leave saying the situation is not favourable for the company since I am the only employee and he regularly travels for several months. Am I entitled to Payments equal to my salary for the almost 4 years that my employer refused to grant me my annual leave.will MOL be able to help me if I make a complaint.

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      08/10/2014

      David,
      Better to solve this issue with your employer or else you can address this issue to MOL

      Reply

  180. praning
    23/09/2014

    hi Mr Deepak M,

    we been employed to a shop and we close due to transfer another location. But its been 5 months until now we still didn’t open.
    Are we entitled to get any salary even if we don’t have work ?

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      12/10/2014

      Praning,
      it is based on the agreement which you have it with your manager

      Reply

  181. Roneil
    23/09/2014

    Hi!

    Just want to ask. I had my annual leave last month of August and before going back to work may company sent me an email saying that the management decided to extend my leave until October. Now, they sent me a leave application form to fill-up and sign. One is for the paid leave which they changed the period covered from sometime in September to August, and another form for the unpaid leave which covers late of August to October. They said that these are for labour purposes. Isn’t it illegal that they are forcing me to sign the form which I did not apply to, even the force leave that they’ve given to me?

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      12/10/2014

      Roneil,
      If you have enough leaves you can take a annual leave. If you dont have any leave balance then it will be considered as unpaid leave

      Reply

  182. Suresh
    23/09/2014

    Hi Deepak, please confirm, leave pay calculations. One of our employee got relieved after 3 months service and the management agreed to pay 4.5 days leave pay. Pls. help me how to calculate this.

    Reply

  183. Dilshad Hussain
    16/09/2014

    Dear Sir,
    I am here for the first time in Dubai. After a year ,can i get leave. I heard that the first two years after the visa, cant get leave after one year. I have a two-year visa.

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      16/09/2014

      This depends on company policies

      Reply

  184. Mitch
    12/09/2014

    I am working for 1 yr and 3 mos now, my boss didn’t allow me to take my annual leave for this year, can i convert that into cash instead? thank you

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      12/09/2014

      This really depends on the company policies with regard to annual leave.

      Reply

  185. Rajesh
    08/09/2014

    Dear Sir,

    I have worked for my company from Oct 2012 and went on leave in Aug 2014 i.e. nearly about two years how much leave salary am i entitled for kindly assist.

    Regards

    Rajesh

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      09/09/2014

      Are you speaking about encashing the leaves. That depends on company policies.

      Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      10/09/2014

      depends on your contract term for your annual leave. There is nothing like leave salary.

      Reply

  186. Mohammed
    04/08/2014

    Dear Sir,

    Good morning.
    I want to know according to UAE law, what shall I get paid before my annual leave as per my information below.

    Basic salary: AED10,000 per month.
    Rent and other allowance: AED5,000 per month
    Total monthly salary: AED15,000 per month.

    I have completed 12month works and entitled for annual vacation on September-2014.

    What would be my leave salary that is in September what would be the payment according to UAE law?

    Look forward for your comments and favorable reply.

    Best regards
    Mohammed.
    Dubai – UAE.

    Reply

    • sunil
      20/08/2014

      Your annual leave salary would be AED 15,000/- plus ticket entitlement if any specified in your internal agreement or as per the company policy.

      Reply

  187. richard
    30/07/2014

    How to calculate air ticket entitlement what is the computaion to accrued balance?

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      01/08/2014

      if you are entitled for ticket then company should compute on prorate basis

      Reply

  188. saan
    23/07/2014

    i was working last 8 month in our current company and last week am resigned from the company. am entitled for the leave salary.
    Somebody was saying that if it less than 1 year, am not entitled leave salary?

    Reply

  189. DESERT_SHARK
    17/07/2014

    I am dealing with a number of employees that intentionally accumulated large number of unused vacation/holidays. Can the company force them to use these holidays. In other words force them to go on long vacations in order to use these holidays.

    Also is encashment up to the discretion of the company? I am referring to those cases where someone wants to encash their vacation days and not when they are terminated and are left with unused vacation in which case they are entitled to cash them at the full rate.

    Regards

    Reply

  190. ANVAR
    25/06/2014

    I want to know, how to calculate over time for labours, as per the UAE labour law. Incase he is working in friday, or in case he is working in public holidays and normal days… please explain the calculation for this…

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      01/07/2014

      Kindly visit the below link for detailed computation

      http://emiratesdiary.com/job-tips/calculate-overtime-per-uae-labour-law

      Reply

      • Lora
        14/07/2014

        Hi,

        How do you compute annual leave if the employee took a leave without pay? let’s say 3 months leave without pay.. if he is entitled to 25 working days leave per year, then how many days is he entitled for this year given the circumstance.
        appreciate if you can provide support for your answer.
        thank you

        Reply

      • Deepak Machado
        14/07/2014

        I think it is based on calender days

        Reply

  191. Carla
    25/06/2014

    hi, does the law says that annual leave calculation of 30 days include fridays and saturdays? we work 5 days a week, if i file for 30 days leave, do i count the friday and saturdays that fall on that 30 consecutive days?

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      01/07/2014

      Depends on company policy
      Some company follows calender days and some follows working days

      Reply

  192. Yana
    11/06/2014

    Dear Deepak,

    KINDLY ANSWER as per Law if its possible, as i should prof to my boss:

    If my LEAVE Salary was delayed for 2 years and my salary in 2011 less that now .
    Which leave salary i should receive – 2011 or present one ?????

    Reply

  193. abu
    02/06/2014

    hi as per uae labour law how many days vacation we have in one year ? vacation is calculated in 11 months or 12 months ?

    Reply

  194. Danish
    29/05/2014

    What IF company do not pay me my pending salaries before departure /travel time? they say that they will pay when you come back as usual, late salaries. Always 2 months delayed salaries since year 2008. what should I do?

    Reply

    • Deepak Machado
      01/06/2014

      you can address this issue to labour court

      Reply

  195. maria
    20/05/2014

    If my boss offered me 1500 AED for the ticket on my annual leave but the cheapest ticket is 2000 AED do I have the right to ask or demand from my boss to pay the balance? because he based the airfare to his home country not my home country which the airfare is very expensive.

    Reply

  196. Maria
    20/05/2014

    If my boss offered me 1500 AED for the ticket on my annual leave but the cheapest ticket is 2000 AED do I have the right to ask or demand from my boss to pay the balance? because he based the airfare to his home country not my home country which the airfare is very expensive.

    Reply

  197. anjanette
    14/05/2014

    what would be the calculation for the annual leave? is it salary + the basic salary in the contract?

    Reply

  198. marie
    02/05/2014

    I need to take my annual leave on this May 9, 2014. I bought already a ticket for my first fight after four years. But my Boss change her mind she never allow me to take my passport for OEC registration….this is my problem, days is coming how can I take a leave. She never refund my expenses to. If I agree to take my vacation she never my annual leave salary also…pls I need help!

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      04/05/2014

      Better you address this issue to MOL

      Reply

  199. Rafat
    30/04/2014

    Hi,

    You mentioned “Accrued leave pay is based on only basic pay it doesn’t includes housing, transport or other allowances”.

    I came across this from some lawyers “Note the difference between the calculation of payment of an employee’s encashed leave versus an employee’s accrued but unused annual leave at the end of their service. Whilst encashed leave is paid at a rate of basic salary, accrued but unused annual leave at the end of service is paid at a rate of full salary. This is because in the first situation, the employee has chosen not to take their annual leave and instead encashed it, whereas in the latter the employee no longer has the opportunity to take their accrued annual leave (at the end of their service). The employee’s inability to take accrued leave is why payment is at full salary.”

    Please explain further.

    The link for your reference is http://www.hadefpartners.com/News/pageid/120-137/default.aspx?Mediaid=299

    -Rafat

    Reply

  200. asim
    28/04/2014

    I have to go my home country after a one year completion in the company. I sent an email to Manager five weeks ago. But my company boss said that i have to inform boss before 6 weeks. I also have an emergency in home country and I did not visited country since i joined company. What action should be taken in that situation. Should i complain to DMCC? My company is freezone company in JLT

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      02/05/2014

      I don’t think you can complain. You need to follow the company policies

      Reply

  201. melanie
    26/04/2014

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    I have joined our company September 2013. And now I will pass to my boss my annual leave request letter on August. My fiance and I decided to go home in our own country to get married on October. Are there any possibilities that my boss will not allow me?, even though I have a reason to go home. And as for my work I am a secretary and a receptionist I know my position will be vacate if I will go vacation.

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      29/04/2014

      if you are entitled for anual leave i dont think your boss will reject your application. explain your situation and try to convince him

      Reply

  202. doodz
    23/04/2014

    can anyone give me a formula for calculation of annual benefits ….for example 2 yrs have already work then i consume 20 days vacation…can the vacation used deducted from vacation leave? what is the formula of computation..pleas help

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      29/04/2014

      yes whatever utilised leaves will be deducted from your leave entitlement.

      Reply

  203. Darshana
    23/04/2014

    I m on Husbands Visa and i worked in a co for 7 months without Labour Card, Am i entitled for Leave Salary? What will be my calculation? I was withdrawing Salary of 5000 per month. Pl reply thru mail.

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      29/04/2014

      depends on company policy.

      Reply

  204. Bev’z
    31/03/2014

    Mr. Deepak.. please help me with my annual leave computation…

    Reply

  205. Bev’z
    31/03/2014

    Hello Sir,

    Good afternoon,

    May I know the exact computation of Annual Leave? For example my basic wage is 1,000 plus 750 in home allowances and 750 for transportation… total of 2,500.. under UAE labour law “An employee shall be paid his basic wage plus the housing allowance, if applicable, and any other allowances which he receives in the normal working month.” Is it means that I will received a total of 2,500 as my annual leave payment? Please help me with this…..

    Reply

    • Bev’z
      31/03/2014

      The normal working month that I received is 2,500… plus 500 cash on hand in my boss. My total salary is 3000 but he include only 2500 in contract and he informed to me 500 will be given to me cash…
      I dont know how much I will be receiving for my annual leave.

      Please Mr. Deepak please help me.. by boss is telling me that I will receive only 1,000 because its my basic page in my contract.. but what is the meaning of this “plus housing allowance and any other allowances which you receives in the normal working month”…..

      Please there’s anyone who can answer me,, I need your help please.

      Please I need your reply…

      Reply

    • Deepak M
      01/04/2014

      You need to get same salary (what you recieive in other months) during your vacation leave

      Reply

      • Bev’z
        01/04/2014

        Thanks Mr. Deepak.. but sir according to my boss as per to company policy you will received only basic pay which is 1000 only.. What will I do sir? and what should I tell to him (like proof or any evidence) that would convince him to give the correct annual leave payment) Do you have any legal documents sir so that I will show that to him. Im new in company and all employees they encounter the same.. not full salary…, I want him to be oblige what is due to us.., Any legal article, law that can help us sir…, My plan is I will show to him the article 78 in UAE labor law.. is this correct….

        Reply

      • Bev’z
        01/04/2014

        Can you recommend any person who can help us with this sir.. person we can contact sir…, because of course I want to received that full and I’m sure he will insist on this.. and he will even threaten us… Like before…, his always like this…,

        Reply

      • Deepak M
        02/04/2014

        You will just have to contact Mol

        Reply

  206. SUMESH
    31/03/2014

    USUALLY ALL THE EMPLOYEES IN OUR COMPANY TAKE LEAVE FOR A PERIOD OF 3-5 MONTHS YEARLY. THEN HOW IS THE ANNUAL LEAVE AND PAY CALCULATED?

    Reply

  207. Shefeer
    26/03/2014

    I work 1 year and 10 days in a company. As per as per my appointment letter, company should pay my annual leave two way plane ticket at the time of my annual leave in every year. But I didn’t go vacation and now I terminated from the company. Is I am eligible to get my two way air ticket cost plus one way ticket which is for termination going to home country. Total 3 way ticket costs ?

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      30/03/2014

      it depends on company policy. However you are entitled for one way air ticket as per law. It will be depend on company to pay you the cost of return ticket. However since you are terminated you are entitled for one way air ticket to your home country

      Reply

  208. Bronwyn
    25/03/2014

    I work under Tecom and my contract states a probation period of 6 months. I was terminated after 5 months. Is my company liable to pay me for my accrued leave over the 5 months I was there?

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      30/03/2014

      I think yes

      Reply

  209. Kriengsak S.
    15/03/2014

    Dear Sirs,

    Please help me clarify for yearly annual leave.

    1 I worked complete 1st year, I already received 30 days annual leave.
    2 If 2nd year, I worked only 8 month. After that Company finished job, How many day the company will calculate for my annual leave benefit ?

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      17/03/2014

      You will be entitled for the leave as per your agreement and company policy

      Reply

  210. Josephine
    16/02/2014

    I have the same question, if the salary changes, for example I within 1 year I have promotions and increment from 3000 salary becomes 3,800. Where I will base my vacation salary? Thanks hoping for a response.

    Reply

    • Deepak M
      17/02/2014

      In my opinion it will be on present salary.

      Reply

    • Vincent
      15/04/2014

      @Josephine on Feb 16,2014 on your last drawn salary always. Just as Gratuity payable.

      #ThankYou. #StayEasy

      Reply

  211. kawoon
    08/01/2014

    From which salary should they base the leave salary? For example: I did not go for vacation for the last 3 years and my salary changes. Should they calculate it base on your salary on every year or they have to calculate it on your latest salary?

    Reply

    • Manoj Kumar
      13/05/2015

      on the latest salary

      Reply

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