EDP006 – Annual Leaves in UAE Labour Law (Podcast)

Annual Leaves as per UAE Labour Law

In my previous article on Annual Leaves, I wrote in detail about the various Articles in UAE Labour Law, that contain provisions of Annual Leave. This Podcast episode is an extension of that article in a sense that, it covers in detail about the various possibilities and scenarios under UAE Labour Law when it comes to Annual Leaves.

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Particularly you will hear about: 

  • What is annual leave?
  • What are you entitled for?
  • Who decides when you go on annual leave? 
  • What if you fall sick on annual leave? 
  • What if there are public holidays during annual leave?
  • What will you be paid?
  • When will you be paid?
  • What if you have not availed complete leaves? 
  • What if you are not able to take annual leaves?
  • Can you be fired during annual leave?
  • Can you work for another company during annual leave?
  • Am you entitled for air ticket?

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If you have any clarifications, please use the below comment box to post your comments.

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  • One important aspect I missed to cover is ‘whether air ticket or air fare should be paid by company. The answer is NO. The company is not liable to pay air fare to the employees. This is nowhere covered in the UAE Labour Law.

  • I have a query regarding an employee who is on a day rate being terminated after completion of 22 months. He was initially hired for 3 months and from there on give extended his contract based on the project requirement. In the employment contract of him clearly states that there is no gratutity pay and 2 weeks notice which was mutually agreed and signed. This employee was given a specific period to serve (which can be considered as limitted). However, we are exempted from Labour and so we do not have labour contract. Could you please advise me on their termination clause and his eligibility. He is given a day rate (based on the number of actual days worked), monthly car allowance and monthly accomodation allowance. No leave eligibility and 8 weeks on and 2 weeks off after the first contract extension.

    Thanks to responding to me.

  • I have been terminated by my company last March 7, but until now they are not giving my final settlement and gratuity. Since i already found another job they asked me my cancellation. My previous company told me i can file my cancellation and they will just give my settlement after. I was cancelled last April 14, 2016 but until now my company is not giving me my settlement, they kept on promising. Can i still file a complaint against them?

  • Dear Deepak

    A confusion on Annual Leave , in the podcast you mentioned if a person is not able to avail annual leave as per the work demanded by the employer and not compensated with leave of his working days, Employee is entitled for 150%

    from Labour law what I Understood is 150% is applicable if the case of public holidays cases and not for annual leave

    In the labor law Annual leave not taken by the emplyee can encash it( only basic wages)

    please calrify on this
    Regards
    Binoy

  • How annual leave salary calculated if the employee is terminated

    Only basic pay or basic pay with HRA if any?

  • My sister end up her contract last May 20,2016, and now the employer (company) promise her to process the cancellation will be done on 1st of June 2016. She complete 2 years contract under Unlimited contract. And her company tell her that she will be send back to the origin, and her passport still with them. She can complain to the labor regarding with her situation because the company will not pay her remaining days from May 1,-20,2016 of her service.She can avail the gratuity or not?

  • My sister end up her contract last May 20,2016, and now the employer (company) promise her to process the cancellation will be done on 1st of June 2016. She complete 2 years contract under limited contract. And her company tell her that she will be send back to the origin, and her passport still with them. She can complain to the labor regarding with her situation because the company will not pay her remaining days from May 1,-20,2016 of her service.She can avail the gratuity or not?

  • Good day sir…my freind finished her contract and my company said that she should pay the recruitment charge of company to agency…is it true and legal….my regards and thanks

  • Dear sir . my name is kiran prasai. i am working in my company since 29-05-2014 to till. minimum 28 months . i am put the 3 times on my leave letter . my company no response to me.my contract is finished here 4 month ago then i am renew my contract .. but they now also didn’t give my annual leave any how i wants go my home . i missed my family they also miss to me … so please sir any options any idea .. how can i go to home ..ans me….? i am waiting for your answer …? please sir

  • i am working as accountant in Dubai can i eligible for due salary and air ticket to go home after 10 months

  • Dear respected sir,
    I’m a new worker in my company. I checked my contract by website and there my salary is 700+300+300. but now m taking 1200 per month. 300 for the transportation but as I’m a salesman I’m nearly at market with company accomandation. So can i take that benifits by my company.