UAE Labour Law 2014-Download PDF copy

UAE Labour Law 2014 – Download PDF

I have covered UAE Labour Law previously on my blog. Most of my readers seek advice through the blog on clarifying certain aspects of the UAE Labor Law. Though I am not an HR expert, my team which comprises of HR professionals are able to help answer the questions regarding UAE labour Law. And most importantly, the question are with regard to Gratuity Calculation/End of Service Benefits, Termination, Labour Ban, Visa issues, Labour Law updates.

Ministry of Labor UAE has done tremendous efforts to protect both employers and employees. There have been numerous initiatives to enhance the general working environment by introducing things such as mandatory insurance, clarity with regard to labor ban and so on.

This post is merely a repetition of my existing post wherein I provide an opportunity to download the UAE Labour Law in order for both employees and employers to read and understand them. It is vital that everyone employed and employers to read the Labour Law and understand the implications which will clear a lot of air around various concepts.

Below you may read the UAE Labour Law.

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49 Responses to “UAE Labour Law 2014-Download PDF copy”

  1. Alfeena

    Apr 22. 2014

    I am on husband Visa Working in Private Company.In case of termination by the company, can I entitle ticket from the company?

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  2. JAN

    Apr 21. 2014

    Dear Mr. Deepak
    just want to ask about my situation now i am working in a hotel now and completed 2yrs under labor visa then i renewed my visa again last november 2013 so i am working for 2yrs and 5months now to the hotel and i want to resigned. my question now is: do i have to pay charges to the company for the visa that they just renewed for mo? if there is then how much would it be? and do i get banned if i resigned? it would be much appreciated for the immediate feedback. thank you…
    Jan

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  3. edgard

    Apr 21. 2014

    Hi Mr. Deepak,

    I have a question regarding with my situation, What would be my responsibilities to my company if i will resign to them? I am working for them 12 months and 1 week now but we have an agreement contract of two years with 3000 salary, I am a civil engineer and my visa is also a civil engineer. I want to transfer to other company offering 5000 with the same designation. thank you

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 22. 2014

      There is nothing like transfer. You need to cancel your current visa and join the new company with their visa.

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  4. Ashok

    Apr 20. 2014

    Can the contract signed with a company supercede the labour contract?

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  5. Des

    Apr 20. 2014

    Hi! I have been working in an LLC company for more that 4 years now, i have finished my first contract for 3 years and then i renew January last year. If i leave the company now,
    1. Do i need to give 3 months or 1 month notice?
    2, Can the company give me Ban?
    3. What is the computation of my Gratuity (4 years)?
    4. Can i transfer to new company?

    Looking forward on your feedback.

    Thank you.

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 22. 2014

      You need to provide notice as per the notice period clause mentioned in your agreement
      I dont think company will impose you any ban
      if resign you will be entitled for 2/3rd of the total gratuity amoutn
      There is no transfer . You need to cancel your current visa and then join other company

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  6. Mona

    Apr 20. 2014

    Hi sir, happy Easter Sunday :) I am on a tourist visa. My husbands visa is currently on process. My plan is to work in a government hospital but until now, I don’t have any calls yet for my interview. Can I work temporarily in a private hospital under my husbands visa without getting any labour ban if ever I plan to quit there?

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 22. 2014

      Happy Easter to you too
      You cannot work in any organisation without having work permit. Without work permit it is illegal to work in any company.

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  7. rwema

    Apr 17. 2014

    sir,i would like to know. i have got a new work and my boss accept for me a NOC and i have pay the expensise of their visa on me.i was finish 6 month.
    And when the told me still i have ban.
    is it possible that even of you have NOC. You still have ban.
    in which way some company accept NOC other not accept.rnkx fr answer

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  8. c.mahaboob basha

    Apr 14. 2014

    dear sir, I am working in llc company and I had comleted 2years contract ad then renew my contract and completed 1 year so now I got a better job If I resign my present job I can cancel and transfer my visa to the front company. or there is any procedure for that please give your suggestion as soon as possible. thanking you.

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 14. 2014

      You need to cancel the visa to join other company. There is nothing like transfer

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  9. Alfeena

    Apr 12. 2014

    I am working in one privatecompany.Now I completed 1year and 10 months.Then now Company terminated me.I am on Husband Visa with Company Work Permit.When I join The Company in 2012,My Basic Salary is 1000 and Salary is 2000.But Now My salary is 3500.Now Which salary is my right to entitle gratuity and leave salary.Basic Salary automatic increase as per salary increment?

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 14. 2014

      As per the Law company has to consider the current drawn basic salary to compute the gratuity.

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  10. RAMESH

    Apr 10. 2014

    Hai Deepk,

    I am working as a medical professional in a private sector.i already finish my 2 yr contract in the company and renew the contract again.but now I got another opportunity with a better salary offer.but I want to know if there is any labour ban or no? If Yes How can I remove the ban?give me your advice.

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 14. 2014

      If you are a professional I dont think you will get any ban. Better to check with MOL and take the decision.

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  11. Abebe

    Apr 07. 2014

    Dear Sir. I have been working in a private company for 7mounth as a waiter. (owner of the company= citizenship =Saudi). my contract is Limited ( 2years). according to the company policy i gave 30 days notice period and I work for those days however, when i went to the head office to return the labor card and emirate id. they told me that they will impose me a one year ban. would u please kindly advice me if there is anything at all that i can do.

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 14. 2014

      nothing you can do. They have the right to impose you ban as you are not completing your contract period.

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  12. shihaab

    Apr 06. 2014

    I am working in a limited company for a contract period of 2 years. Its been 1 year and 3 months I am working here. I resigned now, Do I have ban for 6 months ?
    I saw a article saying – if you complete your one year , then there will be no ban.
    Please clarify the issue .

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 07. 2014

      You may get an automatic labour ban for not completing your contract. However it will be depend on decision taken by authorities from MOL.

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  13. CJ

    Apr 06. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    I am working with my current employer under unlimited contract. I am on my husband visa. According to my work permit, I will be completing my one year by this month end.
    For personal reasons, I was unable to report to work for few days last month and then had to decide to resign. I couldn’t work during the notice period and I am requesting to end the contract early (before 30 days notice period).
    Kindly let me know what all could happen when my labour card goes for cancellation at MOL.

    Regards,
    CJ

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  14. Saima

    Apr 06. 2014

    I am a certified chartered accountant (with an attested certificate) working as an Accounts Manager for the past 2 years. I have just renewed by labor contract 1 month back for another 2 years, but am now seeking a new job. If I were to resign now would I get a labour ban (either from MOL or from my current employer)> If so, how can I get it lifted. Currently am on my husband’s sponsorship.

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 07. 2014

      since you are a professional and you have already completed two years in the company i dont think you will get a ban. However it is depends on the decision taken by authorities from MOL .

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  15. Md.aminul Islam

    Apr 05. 2014

    Sir, I am a Civil Engineer, I have already completed 4 years, Now I will get 4 annual leave salary and air ticket. this is true or not

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  16. ratheesh

    Apr 04. 2014

    please let me know that the wages working on friday and public holidays how many time will be calculated as per uae law
    . almost every friday we have duty (8am to 7pm hour) but my company giving aed.4dhirams. we have no rest; what we do? how to informe?

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 06. 2014

      Computation of Friday Overtime:
      If the circumstances require the employee to work on a Friday, he must be granted either another day off (compensatory off) or receive his basic salary plus an additional 50 % of his remuneration (i.e, basic salary plus allowances). However, employee cannot be asked to work more than two consecutive Friday unless they are employed on a daily wage basis.

      Computation of Public holiday Over Time:
      Where an employee works on UAE Public Holidays declared for private sector, the employer can elect one of the following payment structures:
      100 per cent of normal remuneration (basic salary plus allowances) plus one day’s leave in lieu plus 50 per cent of remuneration.

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  17. Suresh

    Mar 31. 2014

    I have been working for a small fabrication company since December, where i am the engineer(visa is of production engineer). But the working of the company is not to my liking and i would like to leave my job. i already got my passport stamped and labour card issued. since i am on my probation period will i get a ban if i quit my job now

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  18. Suresh

    Mar 26. 2014

    Sir ,

    I have appointed for 2 yrs contract but my probation period 3 months, i have completed 4 months in same company they not give any confirmation but end of 4 th month they given redundancy letter but they telling ur notice period 1 week. its applicable for UAE Labor law. i need conclusion for this urgent pls

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  19. Suresh

    Mar 26. 2014

    Sir ,

    I have appointed for 2 yrs contract but my probation period 3 months, i have completed 4 months in same company they not give any confirmation but end of 4 th month they given redundancy letter but they telling ur notice period 1 week. its applicable for UAE Labor law

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  20. DBenny

    Mar 24. 2014

    I am been working with private company in the Northern Emirates for 2 and half years. I completed one term of two years on a limited contract with them, & have renewed three month back. Again, the contract is limited for 2 years more. Now I got a better offer, and wish to move. The new place is offering a salary of AED 11,000, compared to my previous salary of AED 5750. If i resign now, will i get a one year ban? I also recently completed my Masters. Will that give me a better chance to avoid ban? Do post graduate have exception? I am ready to pay if it is a 6 month ban, but if its one year, I cannot move. Could you please advice?

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    • Deepak M

      Mar 25. 2014

      since it is a limited contract there are chances of getting a ban and you may also have to pay 45 days compensation to the company. However it is depends. Better to check with the immigration or MOL

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  21. Ren

    Mar 18. 2014

    Sir deepak,
    Regarding my situation.. I am now 2months working in a private hospital.. In a limited contract.. They release alredy my emirates,labor and insurance card.. And now i resigned because i found job in one hospital that is freezone.. But according to my previous hospital they will give me one year ban.. I do not know what to do.. Pls give me some advice regarding this ban? Is it labor ban? Or immigration ban? Can i still work in a freezone area with this ban? Pls help me. Thank you.

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    • Deepak M

      Mar 19. 2014

      I have no idea what kind of ban they imposed on you. You need to check with your previous employer and get it sorted out .

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  22. Rhen

    Mar 18. 2014

    Sir deepak,
    Regarding my situation.. I am now 2months working in a private hospital.. They release alredy my emirates,labor and insurance card.. And now i resigned because i found job in one hospital that is freezone.. But according to my previous hospital they will give me one year ban.. I do not know what to do.. Pls give me some advice regarding this ban? Is it labor ban? Or immigration ban? Can i still work in a freezone area with this ban? Pls help me. Thank you.

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  23. Ramesh

    Mar 17. 2014

    Please let me know that the wages working on Fridays and public holidays how many times will be calculated as per UAE law.

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    • Deepak M

      Mar 19. 2014

      If the circumstances require the employee to work on a Friday, he must be granted either another day off (compensatory off) or receive his basic salary plus an additional 50 % of his remuneration (basic salary plus allowances). However, employee cannot be asked to work more than two consecutive Friday unless they are employed on a daily wage basis.

      Where an employee works on UAE Public Holidays declared for private sector, the employer can elect one of the following payment structures:

      100 per cent of normal remuneration (basic salary plus allowances) plus one day’s leave in lieu plus 50 per cent of remuneration.
      100 percent of normal daily remuneration basic salary plus allowances plus 150 per cent of basic salary.

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  24. aman sharma

    Mar 14. 2014

    hello sir,i joined emirates flight catering company in dubai on 16th dec,2012 and i worked there for one year and a week till 21st,dec,2013.and i gave resigned with three months notice period on 21st september,2013.my contract was of three years but i could just worked there for one year and a week.nw i m back in india.the hr department gave me letter on which it was stated that i am banned for one year.and that very letter was taken from me the immigration officials at the dubai airport when i was coming back to dubai.now i want to get to know that is the ban genuine for one year.what if i want to apply for job now.its been about two and half a month since i came back from dubai.i am in dilemma.please help.

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    • Deepak M

      Mar 17. 2014

      i have no idea what kind of ban they have imposed on you. You need to check with your company about this ban and get more details

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  25. Michi

    Feb 28. 2014

    I joined this company in abudhabi in jan on employment visa(Dubai ) from a family sponsorhip visa as HR said every staff goes on the management visa. I took it up as I had no plans on changing jobs atleast for 2yrs. I joined after approx 3 months of signing contract. My then exiting visa was expiring on 25 of the month and I was advised by HR to cancel visa for employment visa and it was done by 18. After visa was cancelled I was told so and so needs to be done and it took time.
    Completing 2 months, I have been asked to find another job as I did not meet their expectations, they have taken a decision to take me off the payroll effective the day of announcement of the same.
    Also I have told I may have to pay half of the fines incurred for the visa delay. Their reason being I could stay on their visa for 2 months. Nothing of this is put in writing yet.
    I dont want to be paying any amount here especially that I did not choose to leave inspite of the work task challenges I personally faced and decided to learn from this new challenge i took up. Nor will I require their visa as I have an option to go on family visa. Thank goodness.

    Please advise how I can come out clean. I dont think it is fair for the company to charge me for their recruitment plan indecisiveness/slack. To add I recently was sent for medicals. And dont know if visa is stamped. But employment visa is extend for 2 months due to change in status.

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  26. snerom

    Feb 28. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    Just want to confirm, I got an offer in Dubai, and had passed resignation in my current company here AUH, will there any ban imposed because we had consentual agreement about reducing the notice period; the new company needs me urgently to start the work.

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  27. ata ur rahman

    Jan 19. 2014

    i need your valuable suugestion, regarding the following issue..
    i have joined here in a construction company in dubai as a CIVIL ENGINEER.
    on professional civil engineer visa..
    it has been only 1 month of joining, but nw i am totally unsatisfied with the work they are providing me..
    so i decided to QUIT the job..
    i have read your message on emirates diary..
    please suggest me what neccessary steps i shall take to QUIT my job..
    will i be having a work permit ban?????? if i leave this present job now…
    it is to be noted that i hav’nt gone through any medical/ labour card process..
    looking forward for your reply..

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    • Deepak M

      Jan 20. 2014

      If you haven’t gone through any emirates I’d or labour card process then you can leave the job without getting ban. But company may ask you to pay the visa charges.

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