Termination of Labour Contract in UAE-FAQ

Termination of Labour Contract:

In this post I am trying to answer the queries with regard to the Termination of Labour Contract. (Click on the questions for answers)

1. When can the contract be terminated ?

2. Can the employment contract be terminated if the employee or the employer dies?

3. If the worker’s disability is partial, is the employment contract terminated?

4. My contract is a limited contract and the employer dismissed me without a legal reason, am I entitled to compensation for the injustice dismissal?

5. Is the compensation for injustice dismissal calculated on the basic salary or the total salary?

6. My contract is a limited contract and I submitted my resignation before my contract expires; shall I pay compensation to the employer for revocation of the contract?

7. I worked with the employer for two years and my contract is limited by (3) years and I obtained a work opportunity at another place. Is the employer entitled to deduct (45) from my dues for non- completion of the contract of employment?

8. My contract is a limited and it has not been expired yet, may I submit my resignation and serve for one moth of notice?

9. I submitted my resignation before 06 months from expiry of my limited contract and the employer wants to deduct a remuneration of 45 days. Can he do that?

11. How the compensation is calculated, on the basic or total salary?

12. I am employed under a labour contract of unlimited period, and I want to leave my present job. What should I do?

13. I have terminated the service of one labour employed with me under a labour contract of unlimited period; do I need to give him a notice of one month?

14. I am employed under a labour contract of unlimited period…and I receive my salary on per diem basis…, how can I send a notice to my employer in case I have submitted my resignation?

15. If the employer or the worker refused to receive the termination or resignation letters, how can we proof the same?

16. I have submitted my resignation letter to my employer, knowing that I am working under unlimited labour contract, the said one month notice to be calculated within the total service period?

17. I have worked during the notice period of one month after I have submitted my resignation letter… And after the notice period has expired, my employer asked for an extension of the notice period without any reason. Shall he have the right to do the same?

18. I have submitted my resignation letter to my employer, knowing that I am working under unlimited labour contract besides, we have already, me and my employer agreed to reduce the notice period, what shall be my legal position in such a case?

19. How can the month notice allowance be calculated if the worker has submitted his resignation letter or if the employer has terminated the service of the worker…and the worker has already done his duties during the said period?

20. I have worked with my employer for a period of one year under a labour contract of Unlimited period, yet I have submitted my resignation letter… and I have worked during the notice period of one month, but it was stipulated in my labour contract that if I submitted my resignation, I should work for 3 month as a notice period…Do I need to be bound to such condition?

21. In case the worker has submitted his resignation letter, but he suddenly ceased working before completing the one month prescribed notice period, what shall be the legal action in this case?

22. In case the employer has terminated the worker’s unlimited labour contract and didn’t ask the said worker to work during the notice period; or if he has reduced the notice period, then what shall be the legal action towards such case?

23. A worker was terminated by the employer after the former has worked for 11.5 months…whereas the employer has paid him the value of the one month notice period, do such worker deserves the end of service gratuity?

24. If the worker has submitted his resignation letter and was ready to work during the one month notice period…and the employer has waived such period, do such worker deserves the allowance of the one month notice period?

25. In case the worker has submitted his resignation letter and took a leave… or resigned during such leave period…shall the said one month notice period become invalid?

26. May the employer terminate the worker without notice?

27. If the employer is having a right to dismiss the worker without notice…, shall such worker have the right to leave the work without a notice?

28. My employer has dismissed me without any reason after I have passed the probation period… do such dismissal considered arbitrary?

29. If the employer has arbitrary dismissed me without presence of any reason and I am damaged due to the same…how can such damage and arbitrary dismissal be determined?

30. The employer has terminated my service due to the fact that I am not fit from the health point of view, shall he have the right to do the same?

31. Can I have the right to obtain an experience certificate after I have spent my work period with my employer?

32. I have worked with my employer, but he have sold the establishment for some other person…how can I obtain my work dues?

33. I have signed the labour contract…where it was mentioned in the said contract a term which stipulates that after the expiry of my service or during suspension of my work, I should not work with any other competing company for a period of two years?

34. I have worked with my employer under a fixed contract for a period of two years, but I didn’t complete the period of my labour contract. Now my employer wants to cancel my labour card with a ban of work for one year in a pretext that I didn’t complete the contract period?

35. I have worked with an employer with a contract of unlimited period and I didn’t worked for the notice period… shall the employer have the right to put the pan stamp on my passport?

36. Is there any exclusion with regard to the one year ban on the worker if the original employer agreed to cancel the said ban?

37. I am employed under a limited period contract for 3 years and I have asked my employer not to renew the same…then who shall pay the costs of the return ticket? 

38. If I worked under limited or unlimited period contract and submitted my resignation, shall I have the right to ask for return tickets?

39. I have completed my labour contract, whereas there is a stipulation in such labour contract showing that my employer should bear the costs of my family return tickets in addition to the baggage shipping costs, have I the right to bound him to the same?

40. As for the return tickets, shall my employer have the right to return me to the capital of my home country or to the place he has already brought me from?

42. If a labour compliant has been referred to the court…from when does the period of 30 days for vacation of the accommodation shall start to go into effect?

43. How the End of Service Gratuity is determined?

44. Shall the leaves without pay be calculated within the service period?

45. I have worked with my employer for two years and 5 months…; shall the End of Service Gratuity be calculated for the parts of years?

46. Shall the End of Service Gratuity be calculated for the total salary?

47. If a worker died, shall his employer pay his End of Service Gratuity?

48. I have worked with my employer for the year 1975, i.e. before the issuance of the Labour Law in 1980; shall I have the right to claim for the End of Service Gratuity for my service period with my employer before the issuance of the Federal Labour Law in 1980?

49. Kindly show how can the End of Service Gratuity be calculated if the worker has ceased working when he is employed under unlimited Period Contract?

50. When shall the worker be banned from having the End of Service Gratuity?

51. I have worked with my employer…, whereas present in the establishment a box called the “saving box” in which the employer was used to put in it an amount of money for the account of the workers as an End of Service Gratuity…, in case I have reached my end of service period, shall I deserve to have from such amount? 

52. I am working in an establishment, in which the system of pension and insurance is adopted…, in case of my end of service; shall I have the right of option between having the pension and the End of Service Gratuity?

 

196 Responses to “Termination of Labour Contract in UAE-FAQ”

  1. Seb

    Oct 29. 2014

    Mr. Deepak,

    I am under limited 2yrs. contract i completed my one year as of now. My question is if i resign from the company do i need to pay them? Or is there any fee i need to pay?

    Thank you for your kind help!

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 29. 2014

      Seb,
      If it is mentioned in your contract, yes you will need to pay.
      Otherwise, no.

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  2. Suhail

    Oct 29. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    I am working for a dubai company as a site engineer under unlimited contract. I have completed 1year and 4 months.
    I would like to resign now and as per my employment contract my notice period mentioned is only 1 month. But my manager is demanding me to serve a notice of 3 months which i don’t want to ? Can you please advise..what should be my next step, So that I leave in a month?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 29. 2014

      Suhail,
      The manager can not force. However, he may request but it is upto you to comply to his request.

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  3. cel

    Oct 29. 2014

    hi deepak,

    i want to ask about my cancellation.. i was finished of 2yrs. of contract.. my working visa was expired last sept.17, but my employer cancelled my working visa on aug.31.. do i have any ban from the labor?? it’s my employers fault

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 29. 2014

      Cel,
      If you have not completed your contract, you will have automatic ban.
      I can’t comment on cancellations.

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  4. Niraj

    Oct 28. 2014

    Hi Deepak,
    My contarct is unlimited and i am working for a 3 years. Now I got a job offer and I already signed also. Last month 30th i resigned and this month 29th i will be completing 30 days notice period but still they are not arranging reliver neither labour cancellation for me. My new employer called me from 30th. In this case what can i do pls advice
    Thanks
    Niraj

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 29. 2014

      Nirj,
      Try to speak with your company.
      If they do not cancel, contact MOL.

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  5. Neeria Decal

    Oct 28. 2014

    Thank you for your response.
    One of my friend also need help from your side.because her contract was 2 years and she already finish her contract..but she want to find new employer she dont want to go back to our country.how much her employer need to pay for her.please help us..thank you.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 29. 2014

      Neeria,
      Your query lacks information and I can’t understand it.

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  6. Princess

    Oct 26. 2014

    Hi Deepak!

    I have a limited 2 yr contract, I’m working in a hotel as an agent but my visa is archives clerk. I want to find another job, might be the same or different one after completing the 2 yr span. Is it possible that my current employer can still place a ban? I meant even after I completed the job period? Also, am I free to change job or to look for other opportunities?

    Hoping for your response. Thanks

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  7. samy

    Oct 24. 2014

    hi , iam working under an unlimited contract since 9 months , i resigned last week .my employer told me that i can leave without notice period, i found a better offer with a better salary ,a ban is applicable or no ? please i need help.thanks

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  8. fuNi

    Oct 23. 2014

    Hi Deepak,
    I have joined a company 10 days ago. They are asking me to sign labor law contract. I will have 6 months probationary period. I would like to get clarification on few questions before sighing the contract.

    1) What if i resign with in 6 months? Should i pay anything to the company?
    2) what if i resign after 6 months. How much should i pay to the company.
    3) HR said i will have a notice period of 1 month. Is it valid even if resigned before 6 months?
    4) If the company is terminating, Should the employee still have to pay any money?

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  9. aireen

    Oct 22. 2014

    Hi Mr deepak.kindly please let me know how much my employer need to pay after she cancell my visa my contract was 2 yes but not yet finish my employer wants to cancell my visa reason she need to close the company to change new establishment.pls help me.ty

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    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 23. 2014

      Aireen,
      The company should pay you end of service benefit as per UAE labour law.
      Termination benefit as per company law, one way return airticket in case of termination.

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  10. PRATHAM

    Oct 21. 2014

    Dear Deepak.
    I am working with same company from past 6 years with limited contract. In case i just want to join the new company whether employer is able to put ban on me. (like 6months or 1 year). If so if there is any official way out to life the ban. Further, whether i able to get all the entitlements. Pls advise.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 22. 2014

      Pratham,
      I think you will not have a ban if you complete your limited contract.
      There is nothing called ‘lifting a ban’

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  11. robert

    Oct 20. 2014

    Can I have the right to obtain an experience certificate after I have spent my work period with my employer?

    Reply to this comment
  12. cesar

    Oct 16. 2014

    sir,im 2yrs limited contract her in dubai i’m 1 yr this coming oct.24,e2014 , my profession in dubai labor law is archieveead elts clerk but my work now is head electronics my questuon is is this a ground to terminate my contract. pls help me sir.thanks

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  13. Mary Anne

    Oct 14. 2014

    hi Mr. Deepak i submitted my non renewal letter last month sep 20, 2014 my labor card is expired sep 19,2014 in my letter i inform to my company that i will no longer to renew my visa my visa also will be expired on november 11,2014. i got a job and my new company they required me to join immediately. im planning to go on october 20 as per i submitted my letter last month. my question is can i join my new company while im waiting my cancellation? but my company they want me to stay even thry know i submitted my letter. can you help me and advise…

    thanks..

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 15. 2014

      Mary,
      You can sign joining letter but you can not work anywhere unless you have a labour approval or without visa.
      Why does your company want you to stay?

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      • mary ann

        Oct 15. 2014

        they offer e to increase my salary but I don’t want to continue because too much difficulties for me to work them, im the only lady working in my company, can I join my new company while im waiting my cancellation?

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        • Deepak Machado

          Oct 15. 2014

          Mary,
          Employers can not force anyone to stick with them.
          You can not work for any company unless you have the labour card approved by MOL.

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  14. yzha

    Oct 13. 2014

    Dear Deepak,

    may i know if after completion of 3year limited contract employee is entitled to receive any gratuity after completion of the contract?how much is the gratuity if date of joining is August 16, 2012 and contract will end on August 16, 2015? In the 3rd year , the employee will still receive the 3rd year annual leave salary if the 1st and 2nd annual leave salary was already receive by the emlpoyee already? ticket in returning to his home country will still be shoulder by the employer after 3yr limited contract?

    Hoping for your immediate response.

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  15. Sathiya

    Oct 13. 2014

    Hi,
    I am Working in UAE – DUBAI based Visa , Limited Contract.
    Start on 17.10.12
    Visa End on 16.10.14.
    Today is 13.10.14.
    I Would like to complete the contract then i need to go back India immediately and not willing to extend the contract.
    I informed my management on 01.10.14. by e-mail as i m not interest to continue the service.
    Then my Management now is telling that u have to work upto another 1 month period(i.e. 15.11.14) after completion of visa.
    But i requested them to release at least by 20.10.14.they are not serious about and not caring about it.

    Question 1: Is there no cancellation process needed for exit(my HR told not reqd.)?

    Question 2 : Is it necessary/Mandatory to stay back till 15.11.14 as my HR told?

    Question 3 : Is am i eligible to continue in work after my visa expires?

    Question 4 : Can you Suggest me to go for legal move/Labour office Complaint.?
    if yes, What should i do further.?

    Any way i need to move by 20.10.14..
    Please help me….

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  16. Sathiya

    Oct 13. 2014

    Hi,
    I am Working in UAE – DUBAI based Visa , Limited Contract.
    Start on 17.10.12
    Visa End on 16.10.13.
    Today is 13.10.13.
    I Would like to complete the contract then i need to go back India immediately and not willing to extend the contract.
    I informed my management on 01.10.14. by e-mail as i m not interest to continue the service.
    Then my Management now is telling that u have to work upto another 1 month period(i.e. 15.11.14) after completion of visa.
    But i requested them to release at least by 20.10.14.they are not serious about and not caring about it.

    Question 1: Is there no cancellation process needed for exit(my HR told not reqd.)?

    Question 2 : Is it necessary/Mandatory to stay back till 15.11.14 as my HR told?

    Question 3 : Is am i eligible to continue in work after my visa expires?

    Question 4 : Can you Suggest me to go for legal move/Labour office Complaint.?
    if yes, What should i do further.?

    Any way i need to move by 20.10.14..
    Please help me….

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 14. 2014

      Sathiya,
      1. Cancellation process is simple. Labour card and Visa is to be cancelled at the respective authorities.
      2. Your visa should be cancelled after your notice period and not during your notice period.
      3. NO. You may not work after visa cancellation.
      4. Yes, you are eligible to approach MOL.

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  17. sanjay singh

    Oct 10. 2014

    Hi Deepak …..i am working in fast food company and i have a contract for 2 years .. as per my contract i can get 1 month leave after 1 year finished ..now i finished 13 month ..and when i asked to go for leave the management told me i can not go because they have shortage of staff..

    what should i do to get my leave …

    Shanks
    sanjay

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 11. 2014

      Sanjay,
      Your employer has the right to request to continue work.
      What should you do? Request your employer.

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  18. Allet

    Oct 08. 2014

    I am currently working in for more than 5 years Jafza and my visa is on the process of renewal at the moment. I just want to know if I ever I resign after two months will I still be able to get my gradtuity and other benefits and will I be given the benefits for this 21 days for every first 5 years of service. Lastly will my employer charge a penalty for I am not able to finish my contract as I will resign after they renewed my contract.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 09. 2014

      Allet,
      Yes, you are entitled to gratuity after 1 year of service.
      Employer should not ask for any fees or charge any penalty.

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  19. MALITH

    Oct 04. 2014

    hi sir my name is malith and i had unlimited contract with g4s security company. i have worked their one and half year
    (16month)i resined legali from my company now iam in my country.THERE HAS ANY SIX MONTH BAN FOR ME OR SHOUD I WAIT SIX MONTH IF I WANT TO COME AGAIN UAE?????

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 05. 2014

      Malith,
      I have already replied to your query previously. Please check.

      Reply to this comment
  20. Anu

    Oct 01. 2014

    Hi,
    Am working with a private company under limited contract in managerial position with salary AED 7000/ I joined with them in March 2014. Now I have an offer for more than AED 10,000/ . So, if I leave my present employer, will I get ban? if so, can I uplift that?

    Thanks..

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  21. Ajaz

    Sep 22. 2014

    Dear Sir,
    My Contract is limited and salary below 5000 i want to resign before completion of my contract and dont want to give any notice period is it possible, ALSO I CANT PAY ANY FEES TO THE COMPANY, CAN I YET LEAVE WITHOUT A BAN, PLEASE ADVICE

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 08. 2014

      Ajaz,
      You may get an automatic labour ban considering not completing the contract

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  22. Antony

    Sep 22. 2014

    Hi Deepak,
    My contarc is unlimited and i am working for a 1 year and 2 months. Last week my employer told me to that he will reduce salary , for which i didnt agreed..So that evening he called me and told to sign labour cancellation, And he said me to arrange the ticket and no benifits are given. So my concern is there any labour ban on me and What i have to do for this situation(in order to get benifits).. If there is ban ,is there any way to lift ..

    Thanks
    Antony

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    • Deepak Machado

      Oct 12. 2014

      Antony,
      company cannot reduce the salary of a person. in this case you can address this issue to MOL.

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  23. Niji

    Sep 18. 2014

    Hi Deepak,
    My contract is limited started from Feb 2014 and terminated by the employer with one month notice period in 6 months. what’s the procedure of canellation and benifit’s i can get. Pls advice

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    • Deepak Machado

      Sep 18. 2014

      If you are completed your probation company should pay you 3 months salary. However it depends on the contract terms and condition which you have signed for

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      • MARK AS

        Sep 23. 2014

        IIf you have finish your 2 years and 1 month ls a security company need to give u your ticket..Are they going to give u money to book it yourself and they give u physical cash…

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  24. williams

    Sep 09. 2014

    Mine is limited period contract and leaving the job in just 10 months of joining. I will serve one month notice period d per the contract.
    My question is how the end of service benefits calculated? Is there any dues need to be paid to the employer for breaking the contract?

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Sep 10. 2014

      normally limited contract company may deduct 45 days salary compensation

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  25. James Samuel

    Aug 26. 2014

    I worked in a company for 2 months,, employer told me to clear the stock of the company.. when i finished my work i started to know the stock of the company.. Employer told me to continue the work as an accountant. But after 2 month old accountant came and my employer told me to get other job .. Salesman told the bad complaint against me,, i was working in billing, loading, and all work sincerly.. When the salesman told against me as bad to the employer.. employer told me to search another option ,then the employer told me to change the sales..by mistakely i started to search another job..one day i informed employer i am going to search another job, after 2 days i went to company,. but the employer told me to cancel my visa.. i requested to continue the work,, i said i am sorry to come 3 days,, but the employer said me,, u don’t need to come here and want to be cancel the visa.. i don’t have the money to retain to home.. any solution

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  26. ABDUL

    Aug 20. 2014

    Dear Sir,

    I have completed the limited contract of 2 years with my employer in abudhabi and i have renewed my contract as limited which was renewed on April 2014.Now i got one job in dubai. i have to pay any compensation to the company or notice period if so how many days i have to pay if i terminate the limited contract condition that i have already completed one limited contract with the employer.will i get any ban for 6 months(Engineer).

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  27. Joseph

    Aug 19. 2014

    Hellow sir I am Joseph,
    Working with a third party company as a sales executive and i am in 6 month probation (ends this month last),yesterday suddenly company terminate me without any warning letter as well as termination letter,they terminated me by word i have asked them atleast for a written letter but they refuced i got terminated in 18/08/2014,is it possible to ask a termination letter..?am i eligible for my this month salary..?i have allready worked for 18 days,please give me your valuable advice
    Thankyou
    Regards
    Joseph

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    • Deepak Machado

      Aug 19. 2014

      they should provide the letter of termination. pls ask for it

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      • sachin

        Aug 19. 2014

        I already received the letter of termination mentioning the cause and as an immediate one.
        now they are insisting me to sign on the EOS which shows my gratuity as 14 days per year and also without any compensation in lieu of notice.
        My contract shows accommodation allowance+basic+other allowance as the total salary,but accommodation allowance was excluded in the annual leave pay calculation.
        my visa was issued from Alain, Please guide me.

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        • Deepak Machado

          Aug 31. 2014

          If it is a termination you should entitled for 21 days gratuity with notice period salary. Leave encashment will be on only basic not on gross salary

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      • allen

        Aug 28. 2014

        If the employer has terminated an employment contract with a limited period, for reasons other than those provided for under UAE Labour Law UAE LABOUR LAW ARTICLE (120) hereof, he becomes liable for payment of compensation to the employee against damages sustained by him, provided that the sum of compensation in all events, may not exceed the total pay due to him for a period of three months or for the remaining period of contract whichever is shorter, unless the terms of the contract provide otherwise.

        Hi Deepak,

        Please guide me, i post details below of limited contract is it applicable in me?

        The company terminate me under limited contract i start March 2014 and i recieve termination leter this month August 2014 but until now i work because they give me notice period until october 2014.

        In that case from the starting date up to october is 6 months plus. do i entitled to get 3 months salary because they terminate me ? and i signed the offer letter of 3 months probationary period from the company.

        thanks and please guide me.

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  28. sachin

    Aug 18. 2014

    Hi Sir,
    this is sachin here, i have been working with a retail company in abudhabi since the last 4 years on an unlimited contract .the company has terminated my contract recently for misusing the company internet facility ( chating,browsing) without any prior notice or warning.
    am i entitled to get compensation in lieu of notice?
    on what basis will i get the gratuity?

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  29. Sachin

    Aug 03. 2014

    My friend has a limited contract.Due to family issues back home he has decided to resign from the company.His company visa is due to renew after 1 year.
    He has worked at the same company for the past 5 years.
    What are now his entitlements and can he get the return air ticket.
    He is due to leave the job after the 1 month notice periods ends 6th August.

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  30. Sankar Nair

    Aug 02. 2014

    Hai Deepak,

    My name is Sankar. I am completing my 2 years Limited Contract, this 12 th August. Iam not Planning to renew that with my current employer. I got an offer from another employer.Is it required to serve 30 days noticeif I am not intimating my current employer about non renewal of my contract. Please help

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    • Deepak Machado

      Aug 13. 2014

      Yes you need to inform your employer well in advance about your not renewal

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  31. Parveen Lohera

    Jul 30. 2014

    I have worked in a firm in Dubai for three months. I came back to INDIA on emergency leave after proper intimation to employer. After my departure from Dubai, my employer restricted my entry in company’s accommodation and threatening me to file absconding case against me. I have all the correspondence made to my employer regarding my leave application. After that I made several mails to my employer to rejoin my duty but there is negative response from them. I have submitted my resignation to my employer via email.
    How I can cancel my visa and labor card?
    Can my employer file absconding case against me?
    All my luggage and other documents are still in my room at Dubai.
    My one month salary is also due.

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  32. Ailed

    Jul 24. 2014

    Hi im under limited contract just 2 weeks in the company. Currently holding employment visa. Just resigned but employer is asking 45 days salary. No visa stamp on my passport yet. Done with medical and signed labor contract that is not submitted to MOL yet. Am i still required to pay the 45 days salary?

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  33. James

    Jul 24. 2014

    I understand that for the process of visa cancellation, the labour card has to be cancelled first.However, I have to travel outside the country in between the process of labour card cancellation and visa cancellation.Will there be any restriction for my travel in and out of the country?

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  34. arvind kanojiya

    Jul 23. 2014

    Hi my name is Arvind I have been working with a co from past 21mnths my problem is that my visa is of Sharjah n m working in jebel ail from beginning now my sharjah outlet is closing so my so my hr called me to transfer my visa from sharjah to dubai n took my signature but instead of transfer he cancelled my visa n want me to sign in a new visa for more 2years will I b banned n y when its not my fault I don’t want to work with the co any more n I was suppose to putdown my papers on July 30 a prior notice of 3 months b4 my contract gets over but this has happen plzgive some suggestion n If possible mail me the suggestions on my email

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  35. DAXESHKUMAR

    Jul 15. 2014

    my self daxesh from last eleven years i worked in trinity engineering l.l.lc dubai i got offer latter from etisalat government job and trinity cancel my visa and etisalat give me employment visa validly for two months 19 march issue date 17 may expire date but because of my health i came India on 3-4-2014 so now my entry permit expire so etisalt no response me but other company try for visa but visa reject so how to conform that i have Ben or if i wont to remove my Ben what can i do
    Daxesh

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    • Deepak Machado

      Jul 17. 2014

      The company has to cancel your entry permit visa then only other company can issue the visa for you

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  36. Kris2014

    Jul 14. 2014

    Hi Mr. Deepak,

    I am currently employed in DMCC Freezone last May 11 2014. I want to leave the company for personal reasons. Just have my employment visa. Had my medical last June 19 I also signed a contract rush inside the PRO’s car but until now no residence visa stamp yet. Can I resigns now? Will I get a ban? Thank you

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  37. phi

    Jul 05. 2014

    Good day. I would like to seek for an advice regarding my
    current situation with the company now. Technically
    I’m already confirmed but in the labour contract the joining
    date is February 11, 2014 because there had been delays in
    processing our visa. Now, the company want us to sign an
    addendum/ammendment that our salary will be trimmed to 2500
    from 3500. They were saying that the company has incurred a
    loss on expenses. Is it possible for the company to decrease
    employees’ salary? Because they were telling us if we do not
    sign then they will terminate our contract. If that’s the case
    then we will have automatic labour ban, so how can we apply for a new job?

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    • Deepak Machado

      Jul 09. 2014

      company cannot reduce the salary of an employee without proper documentation. you can address this issue to MOL

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  38. NiKi

    Jun 25. 2014

    Hi deepak, I have one doubt. on May 15th i resigned from my company, which is inside JAFZA. I joined there on Oct 2012 and its 2 year limited contract. Now i completed 1 month notice period also, During last 20 months i didn’t used company airfare to travel to my home country. Now in my final settlement they said , I have to pay 45days salary to company because of non completion of my Contract(as per JAFZA RULE). and i wont get air fare also.

    please let me know whether this is right or not.

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    • Deepak Machado

      Jul 01. 2014

      since you have not complete the contract terms company has the right to not to provide you the air fare.
      You may have to pay the 45 days compensation for not completing the contract period

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      • MARK AS

        Sep 23. 2014

        But if you finish your 2 years and the contract is unlimited ..ls the company going to give u your air ticket ..ls it cash or they will book it themselves…..

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  39. NiKi

    Jun 25. 2014

    Hi deepak,

    I have one doubt. on May 15th i resigned from my company, which is inside JAFZA. I joined there on Oct 2012 and its 2 year limited contract. Now i completed 1 month notice period also, During last 20 months i didn’t used company airfare to travel to my home country. Now in my final settlement they said , I have to pay 45days salary to company because of non completion of my Contract(as per JAFZA RULE). and i wont get air fare also.

    please let me know whether this is right or not.

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  40. Unkown

    Jun 19. 2014

    Hi. My contract is limited contract for two years and in the contract it is mentioned that I cannot work for the company’s clients or competitors. But the company terminated my contract after 10 months due to some logistic reasons and they pay my end of service remuneration. Can I work for the company’s client or competitors? Can they ban me? Even if am not the one who terminated and left the work?

    thanks

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  41. ammad

    Jun 19. 2014

    My salary is 500 and i have done a graduation i am in a probitional period. And i have a offer of 4000. Ban is apply on 500 salary ??

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  42. Queen

    Jun 11. 2014

    Hi Mr. Deepak. My visa under DMCC is currently on process for cancellation. I understand that I only have a month to provide a new employment visa else I will need to exit UAE. In case that I need to exit, do I have to return to my country of origin or I could just exit to, let’s say, Iran or Oman? FYI, I came here on visit visa. Thank you for the assistance sir.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak Machado

      Jun 11. 2014

      if it is a tourist visa you wll have to exit to your home country

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  43. noe

    May 31. 2014

    hi deepak,
    i have this situation. now i am woking in a restaurant under a limited contract of labor (2 years contract,expired on march 16th 2015). unfortunetely, this company have some financial issues and they are going to shut down the restaurant. so they asked all the employees to find another job within 1 month. my question is, i already got a new job but its under the labor aswell, will i have a problem with that? will i get a ban or do i have to go for exit?
    thanks so much for your answer.
    regards
    noe

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  44. aron

    May 20. 2014

    good mornnig mr deepak,i am working on limited contract but they terminate me on the 6 month,what benefits can i get?and if i want to go back to my hime country do the employee must pay my air ticket?thank you

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  45. Atta ur Rhman

    May 19. 2014

    Hi Mr.Deepak I am doing job in security company joined 19.01.2013 l am having master degree and teaching experience my contract is unlimited is there any chance to change my company? If there is chance then how I can change company and save myself from ban?still I have not copmleted my 2 years. Thanks I will be waiting for reply.

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  46. HARI

    May 19. 2014

    Dear Mr.Deepak,
    I AM WORKING IN A AJMAN BASED PRIVATE FIRM AS AS ENGINEER.MY CONTRACT IS A 2 YEAR LIMITED CONTRACT. MY CONTRACT IS GOING TO EXPIRE ON 28TH MAY 2014.MY COMPANY PROMISED ME THE SALARY INCREMENT BEFORE 2 MONTHS. BUT NOW THEY ARE NOT INCREASING THE SALARY.
    1) IF COMPANY RENEWED THE CONTRACT AND VISA CAN I LEAVE THE COMPANY AFTER 2 MONTHS? IN THAT CASE IS THERE ANY BAN AFFECTED?
    2. AM I ELIGIBLE FOR ANY KIND SETTLEMENT FROM THE COMPANY?
    3.SHOULD I GIVE ANY NOTICE PERIOD OR ANY COMPENSATION TO COMPANY?
    4. CAN I JOIN WITH OTHER COMPANY WHO IS DOING SAME KIND OF BUSINESS?

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  47. Mohammad

    May 18. 2014

    Hello Deepak

    I am working in LLC company based in Dubai daira city center.

    I signa a contract with my owner on company letter head If I cant fulfill my employer requirements within 6 months than I pay him visa cost. He give me sales executive visa. I am masters degree holder my degree is verified from UAE embassy. My basic salary is 1500 Aed and total is 3000 aed. I am on six months probation period one more thing mention on company letter head contract If I leave job before 3years than I pay him visa cost as well. If I got a job in dubai freezone can he ban me or not and If I got a job in non freezone area than he can ban me or not some my friends told me you cant left job before six months please guide me I am very worried.

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    • Deepak Machado

      May 20. 2014

      if you get a labour ban you can join freezone but not outside freezone

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  48. tijani Amidu

    May 08. 2014

    Hey sir! I’m working under private and useless company which is Laundry the coulnt can’t provide minimum 1day off and some other effect now I got 2 New offer from big Hotels whinch under Government and other one is under Freezone and I’m working for 7month if I resign and give them 1month Notice . If My Notice is complete can I go and start new work in each of does company hope No ban or any problem coz have payed my visa Expenses finish.pls I need reply Urgent

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    • Deepak M

      May 11. 2014

      if you get a offer from govt and freezone company you can join them without any problem. Make sure you dont have an immigration ban.

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  49. Lawrence

    Apr 28. 2014

    My employer has not given me a copy of my contract, I have completed two years work with this person and he is not giving me a leave. I want to resign but he is saying that he will not release me. what should I do.

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  50. christy

    Apr 22. 2014

    hi.. sir im working as a domestic helper for 6 years I want to know if I will not renew my contract I have a ban?

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  51. Kathy

    Apr 13. 2014

    Hi Deepak, last March 17, 2014 – when my boss decided to stop operating our company for some reasons happened in Russia, business was in bad shape and they can’t no longer continue. I’m on a husband sponsorship so they’d provided me a DMCC labor card. Since i was out of a job, i’d decided to look for one. And luckily, i did found a job after a week in a private company. Now, my present boss asked me if my previous company did a cancellation of my labor card and i told them, i didnt even resigned/they didnt even fire me, it was just that the company just decided to stop operating and they’ll continue it after 2 months. My present boss told me that i should pass a formal resignation letter and so i did, but i didn’t get any reply from my previous boss, i also been trying to reach them but it was very impossible for me because they’d basically ignored my calls as well as my sms. I already told that to my present boss but they told me that they couldnt get me a labor card if my previous boss wouldnt cancel me. Now my question is, since my labor card was under freezone before that does affect if i work in a private company? If my previous boss dont do anything to cancel me, do I still can apply for a labor card in Dubai Ministry Of Labor, since Im working now in a private company. Please I need these two impt. Questions to be answered. Thank u so much.

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 14. 2014

      Since you were working for freezone i dont think you will have any problem to get into private company. Just check with the immigration

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  52. Fazil

    Apr 02. 2014

    Hi Deepak,
    Im working in a private company but I want to quit as I’m nt able to continue my studies because of the job timing and schedule. I just want to know that even if I get a 6months ban and if the university provide me student visa; possible I can continue my studies in here ?

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  53. Ritz

    Mar 27. 2014

    Hi,Just a quick question..I was called to UAE on employment visa,and i worked for 30 days..now the employer has terminated my contract stating vague reasons..my residence visa is also not yet stamped..if the company does not settle my dues for one month can I complain..if yes, then to whom and what would the procedure be?
    I would appreciate your earliest reply.

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  54. none

    Feb 17. 2014

    Hello i just wanna ask. I was given an employment visa by our company and i havent signed any contract yet. And also i havent started to work yet. I wanted to find another job. What will happen to me? Do i get a ban? How many months? And do i need to pay the visa provided by my company? Pls. Answer thank you

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    • Deepak M

      Feb 17. 2014

      I dont think you will have any ban. But employer may ask you to pay the visa cost.

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  55. baba

    Dec 10. 2013

    I got terminated from my job under a freezone company. Do I need to work until the 30days notice period is over? Thanksp

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  56. baba

    Dec 10. 2013

    I got terminated from my job under a freezone company. Do I need to work until the 30days notice period is over?

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    • Deepak M

      Dec 12. 2013

      It is based on the termination letter whether it is immediate or notice as per your contact agreement.

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  57. HAMZA

    Oct 12. 2013

    Dear Mr. Depak
    i am currently working with the private company under limited contract for Since 15.01.2009 – til now (my contract dated 15.01.2009 to 14.01,2012 ), now i wanted to terminate my service. Now my question is:
    do i need to give any legal notice to my employer?
    does my employer have a right to give a labor ban ?
    how much graduity could i get?

    is, my employer will provide a free ticket going home?

    waiting for your reply,
    thank you so much

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  58. Nima

    Oct 08. 2013

    My company terminated me without any verbal warning or any written . As per the company the termination is with benifits ,I have already finished 3 yrs contract and my 2nd contract is for 2 yrs and I have hardly completed 6 months ,do the company pay me for the entire contract

    Thanks

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    • Deepak M

      Oct 10. 2013

      How can the company terminate without giving written notice. How did you come to know that you have been terminated? company should pay the gratuity from the date of joining. Are you under probation?

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  59. Mohammed

    Oct 08. 2013

    Hi Dear,
    i have been terminated and requested to sing cancellation paper, and i have signed without receiving graduatity. is there any problem in getting it, if so what will should i do in order to get me due’s.

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  60. Amal

    Oct 03. 2013

    Hi Deepak,

    I just need to know I joined recently to my company. and I am having 6 months probation. But the company needs to terminate me. So may I know is there any Ban will apply on me ?

    As well If I resign from the Job the Company can put a ban on me within this probation period.

    Thanks

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  61. Ben Affleck

    Jul 15. 2013

    Hi Deepak
    During this month of Ramadan my employer wants me to work for 8 hours, his reason is I am not a Muslim. Is it allowed to work more than 8 hours during Ramadan, and if not, where should I complain my Employer?

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  62. ytytaung

    Jul 14. 2013

    Hello,Sir.I am just terminated from my company.I just want to know can I enter UAE again and apply another job.I have heard about the news that if I am being terminated form the current company I need to wait at least six months period.It is really?Can I check it online myself?Pls reply me.Sir.
    Regard,
    ytytaung.

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    • Deepak M

      Aug 03. 2013

      You cannot check online whether you have a ban or not. You can ask your PRO to check your ban status
      If you have a six months ban You can enter UAE on visit visa but not employment visa

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  63. sam

    Jul 02. 2013

    hi deepak.. im sam again.. im in a unlimited contract.. i work for them for 8 months .. if i look for a job in a freezone company.. do i still get ban? if i did not finish my 2 years contract.. even i look for a freezone? thanks

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  64. Frank

    Jun 26. 2013

    Hi Deepak, I’m under Unlimited contract, working for more than 6 yrs in the company, I just got terminated from my company due to minor offence that I’m not able to perform well on my work and had more than absences within this year, however, the termination letter that I signed states nothing regarding the article 120 of UAE law but qoutes that “The final settlement will be calculated as per the UAE law” and the reason for the termination of my serive was not specified. My question is, will there still be any possibility that my gratuity will be forfieted on that manner? I’m so worried that I’m now depending on my gratuity so bad and so afraid that it will only be forfeited considering I gave my loyalty to them for more than 6 years. Please advise me Sir. I already called the MOL many times and still confused with their answers since others told me it won’t because I’ve worked for 6 years while others said it will be forfeited but only if the artilcle clearly mentioned in the termination letter. I appreciate your advise sir. Thanks.

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    • Deepak M

      Jun 30. 2013

      Hi Frank, I dont think company will forfeit your gratuity. As they have already mentioned to you regarding the final settlement that they will calculate as per UAE Labour Law be positive.

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  65. sam

    Jun 14. 2013

    hi .. i work in a coffeeshop here in dubai. unlimited contract for 2 years. the company is now good because of our new operation manager he is pressuring all the staff. i already for for them for 8 months.. i want to find a new job,, do i get a ban if i look for a new job without compliting a my contract and i only work for 8 months? thanks

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  66. jason

    Jun 12. 2013

    sir, i am currently working with the private company under limited contract for 5.5 years (3 years + 3 years), now i wanted to terminate my service. Now my question is:
    do i need to pay 45 days to my employer?
    does my employer have a right to give a labor ban (1year)?
    how much graduity could i get?
    is, my employer will provide a free ticket going home?

    waiting for your reply,
    thank you so much

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    • Deepak M

      Jun 15. 2013

      Hi Jason, In the limited contract to get end of service benefits you need to complete the contract period

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      • HAMZA

        Oct 12. 2013

        Dear Mr. Depak
        i am currently working with the private company under limited contract for 3 years from 15.01,2009 to Till date, now i wanted to terminate my service.
        Now my question is:
        do i need give a legal notice to my employer?
        does my employer have a right to give a labor ban (1year)?
        how much graduity could i get?
        is, my employer will provide a free ticket going home?

        waiting for your reply,

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        • Deepak M

          Oct 17. 2013

          Do you have any other contract from 15.01.2012?
          How can you work till now without having a contract?

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  67. lucas hocas

    May 31. 2013

    my company is in bad condition, we can even get sick.i really need to get another job in good condition, but fear i’ve just started working if they close it i may fail to work in dubai

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    • Deepak M

      Jun 02. 2013

      Hi Lucas, sorry to hear about your situation. Keep on searching for job that is only a solution.

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  68. MIL

    May 27. 2013

    I am employed in a private company, my joining date on the contract was 2 days ago and I signed the contract yesterday. However just today, there is a bigger company (private) hiring me with a better position and salary package. I came here in Dubai on tourist visa and my current company arranged for my employment visa.

    What could be the best action for me? I hope you could help. Many thanks.

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    • Deepak M

      May 29. 2013

      Hi MIL,If your employment visa is not yet processed you can leave the job at any time considering you are on probation period.

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  69. mauren

    Apr 22. 2013

    Thanks for the reply Sir.

    But can i still work in the company till june 28 if ever my employer asked me to extend till such date? and then i will be granted one month grace period after my residence visa is cancelled?

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 23. 2013

      Hi Mauren, after the cancellation you will always have 30 days grace period. Once the visa cancelled you cannot work for that company.

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  70. mauren

    Apr 19. 2013

    my labour contract will expire on may 25 and my residence visa will be on june 28. I wish not to renew my contract anymore. I will now tender my resignation to the company, what is the last day of work I will put in my resignation letter? Am i obliged to work until june 28 or i can leave the company anytime after may 25?

    Thanking you and anxiously waiting for your reply.

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 21. 2013

      Hi Mauren, It is always better to inform your company well in advance as per your notice period to avoid so many inconvenience.
      You can leave the company after May 25.

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  71. Ahmer

    Dec 13. 2012

    Dear Mr. Depak,
    Due to bad financial position of the company, company is thinking to terminate few employees (including me). I have worked here only for 5 months. If the company terminates my contract, will I get ban? Thanks a lot for your cooperation.

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  72. Juan Prinsloo

    Nov 19. 2012

    I have been with out a job for 2 months now after being terminated by my previous company after working there for only 6 months. With now valid reason. I got a new job now and apparently there is a ban on my name now by the government. Is this possible? As I am not the one who resigned, I was terminated.

    Please advise

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  73. Joyce

    Nov 15. 2012

    or do i need to lift my own ban by paying the appropriate amount?
    can I do that?

    Awaiting for you reply Sir.
    Thank you very much.

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  74. Joyce

    Nov 15. 2012

    Hi Mr. Deepak,

    I had a 2years contract visa and limited. I resigned for some reason and I’ve been on that company for only 1 year. I actually got a 1 year ban now. Should I have still a chance to apply & get hired for a freezone companies here in Dubai? or should i go out of the country?
    Looking forward to hearing from you very soon.

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 18. 2012

      For sure ban will be applicable in this case.
      To avoid ban it is better to complete the contract period and then resign

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  75. mudasir

    Nov 14. 2012

    i had done 3 year contract with my company and now i engaged in two year contract with the same and i am going to finish it in march,, i had resigned and i am on notice period…i had heard some remours about imposing a ban i.e company ban i felt…could you please tell me that they could have such powers for imposition of the ban

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  76. Glendell

    Nov 14. 2012

    Good day everyone, just want to ask for some advice regarding labor ban. I’m currently working in Abudhabi for almost 8 months now under a 2 year contract. My salary is 2500aed with free accommodation and food, my designation is desktop engineer, with educational background qualification: graduate of bachelor degree in computer science.
    Now I’m planning to resign and look for another job due to some circumstances I’m experiencing with my present company (delay salary, 8+4hrs without ot pays, and bad food provided by the accommodation ). My concern is about the labor ban, consisting of 6 months. Would it be automatically imposed in my case? If ever im going to quit and find a new job? If it so what’s the least best I can do.
    Hoping for your “enlightening” response. Thank you

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  77. ice_man1127

    Nov 13. 2012

    Mr, Deepak,

    Hi, hope your doing fine, i just have a question. I am currently employed in a company here in dubai, my contract is a 3 years limited one, i already have completed 2 years of service with my company last september 2012. if just in case i am able to find a new employer and will be giving a much better salary compared to my current employer, will i be having a labor ban or company ban? hope to hear from you soon, thanks and have a nice day….

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 14. 2012

      if you have Masters degree and salary 12k plus then only you can avoid ban. I guess there will be ban otherwise.

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  78. vinu

    Nov 13. 2012

    Iam working in a studio at sonapur.My visais 3rears.The manager gave me a salary of 500 dhs after a deducion of 500dhs for 8 months.Becuase i havent give any money for visa from india.My visa ends on 11-11-2012.I informed the company through fax that i am not renewing my visa.now the manager says there is a problom with the land map of studio and liscece so iwill get cancelled at 2-12-2012.till the i have to work here.We are working here for 3 years without any leave. company give 2months leave+1month leave salary after 2years.
    How much money should he give to me ?how can i calculate.
    He gives 350 dhs for food+free room
    for the second and third year he gave me 200dhs increment

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  79. shafeeque

    Nov 13. 2012

    Dear Deepak.M,

    I’m working in Abudhabi under limited contract in sales visa but as accounts assistant, due to domestic problems i have to Resign.
    As I’m breaking my contract how much i should pay to my employer.
    Please Suggest.
    Thankx.

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  80. sunil

    Nov 12. 2012

    hi i recenty join a restaurant in UAE as a restaurant manager ,but i find this job is not suitable for me with a number of reasons now i what to quit this company ASAP, so what will be the cost i have to give back to my employer. inDHS,

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 13. 2012

      There is nothing stated in uae labour law that if you quit your job before the contract period you need to pay the charges. Just speak to your employer about this

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  81. Rajeev

    Nov 10. 2012

    Deepak,

    My contract is a limited contract and it expiring on march21. When should i give Resignation Letter to the employer.

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 11. 2012

      pls check your employment agreement for the notice period and go as per it.

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  82. mmb

    Nov 06. 2012

    Mr. Deepak,

    I will be finishing my contract this month i have unlimited contract, if i agree with my employer to renew my visa for the time being then in the middle of my renewed contract i resigned are they going to impose ban on me.

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 07. 2012

      No I don’t think you will have ban. Check with you HR in any case.

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  83. Help required please

    Nov 01. 2012

    i worked for unlimited contract for a period of 7 month then the employer wanted to make my salary half so i refused stating that this is not legal then in the month number 10 , i received a termination letter stating that my performance is not acceptable and i was told verbally that here is a legal way to terminate you cause you do not want to accept half the salary…
    -my offer letter stating commission and i did not receive any in the 10 month working —- same for insurance , stating after 3 month to be issued but also i did not receive any thing
    -if i go to the court – will i take ticket-end of service – annual days balance and should they pay any penalty – i did not receive any notice of bad performance in the 10 month , also i did not even take 1 leave day (sick or emergency) in the 10 month.
    -i have rent to pay and ticket to go home and i will go to the court but my question is …is it legal whats happening and what you advice me to do????
    appreciate your help as the lawyers are really expensive and i do not have the money

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  84. Diana

    Oct 30. 2012

    I have a limited contract with my company expiring June 2013. I was due to go for vacation next month and last week I was told that I had to resign as company was not happy with me. I have been unjustly warned 3 times by email about my ‘unsatisfactory’ work and the company is threatening me with legal proceedings if I don’t resign. Are these warnings valid in Labor Court? I am being told that, if i resign I will get End of service benefits; whereas if I ask for termination then legal proceedings and no end of service.

    Kindly advise

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    • Deepak M

      Nov 01. 2012

      Company cannot force anyone to resign. This is unfortunate. It is against law I believe. If employer is not happy with your job performance then employer has to terminate your contract.

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      • Diana

        Nov 01. 2012

        Can the Employer cite these warnings under Article 120 and hold me accountable. Also I am going on an approved vacation without any intimation so far about my termination. Can they terminate me while on vacation?

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  85. omi

    Oct 29. 2012

    Dear Deepak,

    Our company is under DMCC Zone. We have an idea about the shut down of the company with in a couple of months. My contract period was for two years limited contract, and as per DMCC, they follow the same law as UAE labour law. Could you please advice on what am I entitled to?

    I have completed 1 year, haven’t gone on vacation, apart from casual or sick leave. My contract was for two years.

    is there any link that I can refer to?

    Your reply is appreciated.

    Thank you.

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    • Deepak M

      Oct 31. 2012

      In the case of limited contract compensation equivalent to the period until the end of contract or three months wage whichever is shorter ( unless employee was terminated based on the grounds of Article 120.

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  86. jane

    Oct 22. 2012

    Good day. I complaint my company because they didn’t allowed me to take sick leave even though I had a medical certificate given by the doctor.They cancelled my off day and they making me an incedent report and and warning letter.That’s why I went to the labour and to file a complaint.I would like to ask if I should needed go to work even i’m so sick ?

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    • Deepak M

      Oct 23. 2012

      As per UAE Labour Law sick leave will be treated in the following ways:
      Full wage for the first 15 days, half wage for the next 30 days, and without wage for any following period. The days mentioned in the above article are calendar days. But you need to show the medical certificate in all the cases.

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    • jerome

      Oct 25. 2012

      Your english is full of errors.

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      • Deepak M

        Oct 25. 2012

        Thank you very much for the feedback. Yes I did study in a small village in India and I am sure I am not the greatest writer. But considering the fact that atleast 15 newspapers and websites carry my articles, I am not that bad either. May be you could write for me if you have some spare time. Just a suggestion!

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  87. Fayaz

    Oct 20. 2012

    I came in Employment Visa & I worked in the Co. around 40 Days.
    But the sponsor didnt pay my salary & now he wants to cancell me
    before stamping the Visa.
    If he cancelled me, Can I complain for my Salary & Ticket charge for back home?
    Any Ban will be impose against me?

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    • Deepak M

      Oct 21. 2012

      No you will not have any ban.You can ask for salary for what ever days you worked. If termination company has to provide you with one way ticket.

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  88. Ali Hussain

    Oct 19. 2012

    Hi,
    Kindly advice..
    UAE labour contract For a Period of 3 Years (3 Yrs Maximum) = meaning a Limited Contract?
    If it is Limited Contract ..Can I entitled to compensation of 2 or 3 months salary in case of Termination by my employer with in one year?
    Your kind reply & help would be appreciated,
    many thanks in advance..
    Ali

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    • Deepak M

      Oct 21. 2012

      This will completely depend on your employment contract.

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      • Ali Hussain

        Oct 23. 2012

        thanks deepak for your reply,
        as my contract is a limited contract with my company,
        and my company has terminated this contract …in this case ..will i be liable for 3 months of gross salary as termination benefits..?
        kindly confirm & advice…
        thanks in advance….

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        • Deepak M

          Oct 24. 2012

          In the case of limited contract compensation equivalent to the period until the end of contract or three months wage whichever is shorter ( unless employee was terminated based on the grounds of Article 120)

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  89. mitch

    Oct 14. 2012

    my company was close at last month of sept 10,2012, but my visa was new just only 8montths , what i need to do now my company told me to find another job and they willing to give me a NOC. Did you think i dont have ban because 1st it not my fault and the company is close. pls i wait your help. if i have ban or no.

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  90. Leah

    Oct 09. 2012

    Hi!

    Good evening….

    My contract is limited for 3 years and it will be finish this coming Nov. 2012 and my plan is not to renew, do I need to inform my employer one month before the expiration date?

    I asked lots of people about it, and now I’m confused because someone told me, I have to file a letter of non renewal one month before, other told me ten days before, other told me, because your limited wait your boss to ask you if your going to renew.

    please help me….

    Thanks for your time.

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    • Deepak M

      Oct 10. 2012

      yes you need to inform the management well in advance to avoid confusion.

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  91. LhanzB

    Oct 07. 2012

    I graduated with bachelor degree and currently working in government company with 2 years visa, unlimited and yearly renewable. I started working with them Oct. 30, 2011 then I received a verbal termination effective Oct. 31, 2012 on the 3rd week of September. Is there a ban if I transfer to another company? Should I received a month of notice after verbal termination or after receiving the termination letter? Should I need NOC to transfer to another company? Please note, it is not my fault why I received termination. Please advise. Thanks!

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  92. Ali

    Oct 07. 2012

    Dear Deepak M,

    I will really appreciate your help in clarifying some of my doubts regarding employment contract I have with one of the DMCC company,

    I have been working under one of the Dubai Multi Commodity center Freezone (DMCC) company from last one year (joined Sept 2011)

    Unfortunately I have been terminated this month by my employer saying/with reason that they don’t have good business condition????

    I need to know some thing about termination benefits, as I have been terminated before my contact expires (my contract expires 12/2014)

    I have just completed 12 months of my job in this company,

    I mean to ask any Termination Compensation I can demand to my employer..

    some one told that you can ask your employer/ DMCC for 3 months of your gross salary + air ticket as the contract is being breached by your employer not by you,

    I am looking forwards to your kind reply with Help & support,

    Many thanks in advance.

    Greetings,

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    • Deepak M

      Oct 08. 2012

      If company provides NOC then there will be no ban. Company should give written termination letter. It may be one month or immediate effect depending on the notice period mentioned in your employment contract.

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  93. Dipti

    Sep 27. 2012

    My contract is unlimited. I want to change after one year. Can I change my job without being banned? I am ready to give 30 days notice period.

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    • Deepak M

      Sep 30. 2012

      as per new rule of MOL you need to complete 2 years in the company means you need to complete your contract period to avoid ban. in any case, confirm with your HR.

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  94. ABDUL KHADER DASTHAKEER

    Sep 23. 2012

    My contract is a limited contract and I submitted my resignation before my contract expires; shall I pay compensation to the employer for revocation of the contract?

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    • Deepak M

      Sep 24. 2012

      You may not pay anything to your employer. but you wont be able to receive EOS benefits. Confirm with your HR.

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    • fia

      Sep 25. 2012

      as per the labor law ,you will definately have to compansate the employer for the cost of his visa and other expenditure that the employer may have incurred . the maximum of what you can pay is 1.5 times of the employees monthly wages.so be careful before you give your resignation letter .good luck!

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  95. soyab

    Sep 14. 2012

    my contract is 24 months n i gave resign on 23 months with notice period so can i search jobs

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    • Deepak M

      Sep 14. 2012

      Yes you may look for new job. However, if you are satisfied with your current job, ask your company to extend the contract.

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  96. ahmed

    Sep 12. 2012

    after 11 months on a limited contract with a jafza company, what will be the the benefits or compensation due if the company terminates without the agreed notice period.

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  97. Ricky Pangsiw

    Jul 22. 2012

    Hello. I resigned from my job recently. the protocol of the company is that anyone who resigned will be sent to the airport wherein the passport will only be given there to ensure that the employee would go home to the country of origin even if the person still is entitled to a 30-day stay after visa cancellation to look for another job. I actually have an offer already here in the uae but they prefer to get me here and not from my country of origin. yet the company will make sure to send me home. is there something illegal about the company’s protocol? thank you so much sir.

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  98. MAHESH MOTWANI

    Jul 08. 2012

    My contract is a limited contract and the employer terminated me oneconomic down turn condition and not any legal reason, am I entitled to compensation for the injustice termination.

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    • Deepak M

      Jul 09. 2012

      You are entitled to compensation as per your agreement.

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      • yzha

        Oct 13. 2014

        Dear deepak,

        May I know if employee can receive a gratuity after finishing her 3yr limited contract? how much is the gratuity if the basic salary is AED3000? joining date August 16, 2012 and end contract on August 16, 2015?

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        • yzha

          Oct 13. 2014

          Dear DEepak,

          How about annual leave salary if the contract is 3yr limited and the 1st and 2nd annual leave salary was already used/payed by the employer already, may I know if there is still 3rd annual leave salary to be received by the employee after finishing the contract?

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        • Deepak Machado

          Oct 14. 2014

          Please submit your details here: http://emiratesdiary.com/gratuity-calculator

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