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.

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

  1. Jithu pj

    Jul 26. 2014

    I need your sugetions regarding the following issue
    I have joined in a company in sharjah as a machine operator on employment visa
    It has only 5days of joining i tottaly unsatisfied with the work they are providing me..
    so i decided to QUIT the job..please help me for over come this situation
    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 and visa stamping on passport

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  2. Mansoor

    Jul 25. 2014

    Hi Mr. Deepak.
    i am working in a free zone company in tecom i have joined the company on 1st of July, now i am not willing to continue my service to company. My offer letters tells me to pay all my visa cost & 45 days of notice period, I have singed only my offer letter.
    The company has not done my medical & the visa has not yet stamped also. My question is if I resign how much should I pay for the visa charges and are there any other charges.
    Should I do my full notice period

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  3. Oswald

    Jul 22. 2014

    Hii i am working in Food Industry in U.A.E ( DIP )

    Actually i have challenged my company for the working hours that it should be 8 hours excluding break time. But my company is forcing me to work 9 hours excluding break time. So i have to work to 10 hours ?? is it applicable ? m i eligible for the compensation for this 1 hour daily ? The company is not willing me to give 1 hour paid & is forcing to work 9 +1 hours ?

    Please guide us .

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    • Deepak Machado

      Jul 23. 2014

      depend on the agreement you have between your employer

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  4. zeze

    Jul 20. 2014

    Hi Mr. Deepak
    iam working in a company for 3 months now. my contract says that I have 6 months probation period, and the contract is for 5 years. my visa is on my father.
    if I wanted to join another job after the 6 months, what will affect me, I mean it will be allowed? I will have to pay something? or I will be banned and wont be able to join other job before 6 month?
    Thank you

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    • Shiloh

      Jul 20. 2014

      Hi Mr.Deepak,

      Im working with a company on a probation period of 6months,I have got a better option with good salary and better post.Can I terminate my contract as I have not yet completed 6months.Will there be a bann for me? If yes then what do I do?

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  5. barinder

    Jul 18. 2014

    hi ,mr deepak, i m working in 1 private small co, now i finish my 18 months already , now my owner want to cancle my visa, can u tell me pls i will get banned for 6 months or not

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  6. barinder singh

    Jul 18. 2014

    hello sir i dont know english can i call u any number if u will talk with me in hindi plzzzz

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  7. john

    Jul 17. 2014

    i like to come to Dubai with a Residence permit, Kindly let me know if i can get a Job in am on resident permit in Dubai. i will appreciate your honest answer.

    Thanks

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  8. Cristina Palattao

    Jul 16. 2014

    sir,
    what should i do if the company i am working is abusable in a way specially of working hours everyday i work 12 hours without overtime imy job description is restaurant cleaner -please need advise they dont supply protective gloves and mask whilr working in toilet cleaning and kitchen-if i m wearing gloves they asking me to remove because its not good to see by the restaurant customer on wearing gloves-my hands are suffering from chemicals reaction –please what should i do or could you give me note or article page in uae labor law so that i will show them -thank you more power

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  9. Veena

    Jul 15. 2014

    Dear Deepak,

    I am on spouse visa. Am working in a freezone company. am moving jobs. am still under probation. am moving to another company with better salary and freezone company. Will a ban be put on me?
    Thanks & regards Veena

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  10. mcdk

    Jul 14. 2014

    Dear Deepak,

    I just want to ask regarding 6 months ban, i was cancelled last Febuary 9, 2014, should i start the count of six months from my date of cancellation? because some are telling me that you start counting upon your exit to UAE, please help.

    Thanks and Regards
    mcdk

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  11. zaara

    Jul 13. 2014

    hi dear deepak
    main ek bht bari problem main hun plz mjhe ache se guide kre, mene 30 march 2014 ko abu dhabi main job join ki hai llc company mai, joining k 2 months bad meri shadi hogae, ab mere sponsor mjhe terminate kr rae hain ar mjhse zaberdasti resignation letter pr sign b le rae hain sath main visa k pore expense b le rae hain yahan tak k daman card ar approval k fine jo total 1300 banta hai wo us samet 5500 dhr mjhse le rae hain / mjhe bataen main kia kron? na dene ki surat main wo mjhe dara b rae hain/

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  12. hermand

    Jul 13. 2014

    Hi Mr Deepak,
    I hearted about new law in UAE labour, I want you tell me if it’s true. <> please it’s true?

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  13. vivek

    Jul 10. 2014

    Hi, am vivek. i work in a trading company where mgr uses bad language and abuse me. how to proceed? he uses such bad languages to all.. pls suggest to stop this.

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  14. manesh

    Jul 04. 2014

    Hi, my name is manesh and i am working as a web developer and my salary is 3000 and i got new job which is 7000 but my current company told me you have to give us visa expance + 45 days notice period + 45 days salary, kindly do me a favour ,

    are these things in law or not ?
    Should i give them as they told me?
    Why company do these things?

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  15. shaffaat

    Jul 03. 2014

    i m working in a hotel in dubai. i joined on 25th May, on14th june i have back bone operation of slip disk due to standing duty. i was covered by Insurance . i m on sick leave till 19th July. and now my employer is planing to fire me instead of adjusting me in some other dept on desk work. can u plz guide me in this regard
    shaffaat_malik@hotmail.com

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  16. Dev

    Jul 03. 2014

    I need your help, kindly guide me on what can be done in this scenario.

    I am working in a limited contract visa in Sharjah UAE, as per the offer letter it was mentioned AED 3000 (Basic 2500 + Accommodation Allowance 500) after completion of 3months probation period. However, in the contract it was mentioned “0″ probation and Housing Allowance and Transport Allowance as FIRST PARTY and Basic salary as 2500AED, inclusive of all allowance 2500AED.

    I have now provided a letter to the management stating that my 3months probation have been completed as per offer letter, kindly release the salary withhold. But there was no proper response and since 2months. I have now completed 6months in this company. Every time when I ask to our manager about the probation completion he used to say as “let GM come”, But our GM might have came more than 20time to the office.

    Now, I would like to terminate this contract as my salary is getting delayed from 5th to 12th all the time and said salary is not being paid. Because of this am unable to pay my rent properly. Hence would like to ask you that, if I go to Ministry of Labour and say this issue will I be able to get my dues and reparation expense (air ticket as the same was born by me when commencing for work) as per UAE labour law article 121?

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    • Deepak Machado

      Jul 09. 2014

      Better to address this issue to MOL and get an advice

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  17. MOHAMMAD WAKIL

    Jul 02. 2014

    HI, Mr.Deepak
    I am working in a decor company with two years contract and i finish my contract on 13 august 2013 untill know i don’t have visa (Dubai) when i ask to my G.M he always say next month or next week and i have four months salary dues please give me suggestion what i have to do. Now labour office will except my complain or not.and of course he law will ask where you was since 10 months.
    Please i need your help.

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  18. md

    Jul 02. 2014

    Dear mr Deepak,
    i am join a company on 27th july 2013 ,2 year emplyement visa in sharjah ,after 7 month i take 1 month vacation my own expences, now the situationn is suddenly company terminate me becouse no work order .,my 1 year complete 27 july 2014, but company force me cancel my visa on july 1 week 2014.if i not sign in cancel paper they go to labour office to this matter
    in this situation can i eligible to get my leave salary ? or i am face 6 month ban..please advice me what i do…

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  19. RMK

    Jun 24. 2014

    I would like to discuss my situation and need your advice.
    I have 14 years of diversified and extensive experiences in several sectors. I worked as Asst Marketing Manager for a reputed healthcare group for 6+ years and relived from Nov 2013.
    Before ending my services I had claimed my pending incentives and until now am following for the incentives with the HR, Marketing Manager and Marketing Director. Follow up met Marketing director in person in his office and sent E-mails without any reply until now. I have approached Managing Director and he suggested there is a penalty and incentives kept pending, when I called him again to discuss he shouted at me and said he will create a case of harassment….. what i should be doing?
    Is there any possible solution to get my pending incentives?

    thanks

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  20. Mohammed Malik Ahmed

    Jun 22. 2014

    Hi Deepak,
    I Need your Valuable Suggestion, regarding my job,
    i was interviewed by a school, and has been selected for a job of Accountant in there organization , they had provided with me a offer letter and agreed . and also trained to me for 20 days accordingly,
    and instructed me to go back to india till they will process the visa.
    i returned to india , and after some days when i checked for the status, they replied me that the govt. had changed their rules, they can’t process for the Visa. now i struck from all sides.

    i need your help..

    thanks

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    • Deepak Machado

      Jul 01. 2014

      You can come again on visit visa and try for a job

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    • salahuddin

      Jul 14. 2014

      You must address Ministry of Labour
      I was also told like this.. I threatened my employer by saing that I will file a case.. For that you have to come back on visit visa and file a case in labour court. where you just demand for all your losses.

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      • Deepak Machado

        Jul 17. 2014

        Nothing like that you can address MOL while you are on residence visa

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  21. Mohammed Malik Ahmed

    Jun 22. 2014

    Hi Deepak,
    I Need your Valuable Suggestion, regarding my job,
    i was interviewed by a school, and has been selected for a job of Accountant in there organization , they had provided with me a offer letter and agreed . and also trained to me for 20 days accordingly,
    and instructed me to go back to india till they will process the visa.
    i returned to india , and after some days when i checked for the status, they replied me that the govt. had changed their rules, they can’t process for the Visa. now i struck from all sides.

    i need your help..

    thanks

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  22. jsm

    Jun 21. 2014

    hello gud day

    how about from freezone to non freezone they still can impose a lobor ban?

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  23. NOORUL

    Jun 20. 2014

    Hi,
    The company i am working has put a new contract.It states that if i resign from the company there will be a ban for 2 years in the companies with same nature of job under labour law section 127.
    I want to know whether this is applicable even if the visa period gets over also or if we leave the company before the visa expires?

    Thanks

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  24. Senthilkumar

    Jun 19. 2014

    Hi Deepak…

    I am a new to Dubai.. I found your site , Its very useful. I just wants to say thanks first for your service, I hope I will get your assistance for my clarifications in future….
    Thanks Again…
    -Senthil,,,

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  25. basil

    Jun 16. 2014

    hi deepak
    i have a doubt ,i have 1 yr experience in a llc ,am mba holder,now i have 3000/dhs/month.my agreement is 2 year.now i have looking for another job ,what about my ban.and also if i choose free zone what will be the result.
    can you mention what step i can go for next offers

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    • Deepak Machado

      Jun 17. 2014

      You may get an automatic labour ban for six month . However you can join freezone.

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  26. srinivasa

    Jun 16. 2014

    Can employer terminate an unlimited labour contract before completing one year of service without any information

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  27. rohith

    Jun 14. 2014

    If I change the company ,Can you pls confirm if the family visa change is possible by keeping the deposit of aed 5K that used to be the case earlier. If there is any change, appreciate if you can let me know the process. The kids are studying in the school here.
    thks

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  28. Subair Panolan

    Jun 11. 2014

    Hi..
    During on probation period, Employer can terminate employee without notice. Is employee can resign the job without notice on probation period.?

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  29. Mackoy

    Jun 09. 2014

    Hi Deepak,
    i am Architect and under unlimited contract, and i already served the current company for 5 years, and just extended my contract last month may 2014 in this company.This month i found a new job and they are willing to hire me.but my problem and question is it possible to transfer to the new company even i did not finish a 1 year extra period contract for the extension i signed in my current company?Because i checked in my contract from typing compnay printed in security paper and signed stated Letter b. thelimited employment agreement expires on the date of expire….in case the two parties (me)continue to execute the agreement then it shall be considered as renewd for an extre 1 year from date of expire….

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  30. Antony

    Jun 09. 2014

    Hello mr. Deepak

    Here is my situation. I am on unlimited contract, it is my 8th month from joining and I am not happy with the company and the job in general. When i spoke to the manager about resignation he told me that i might have to pay expenses the company spent on bringing me here and visa fees. The thing is in the contract i signed with the company it does not anything about that, it only says that employee who resigns after the completion of the probation period (which is 6 month) must give month’s notice and have to pay return ticket on his/her own.
    Could you please tell me can the company charge me these expenses according to the UAE lows in this case ?
    And what actions should I take in case they decide to do so ?

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    • Deepak Machado

      Jun 11. 2014

      company has no right to deduct the visa charges from an emplolyee however it is depends on company policy

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  31. Hari

    Jun 02. 2014

    Hi Deepak,
    Last one week i am working with One LLC.i am not feeling happy work here i have unlimited employment VISA.If i possible move here another job?Please give me Suggestion.

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  32. Hari

    Jun 02. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    Last one week i am working with One LLC.i am not feeling happy work here i have unlimited employment VISA.If i possible move here another job?Please give me Suggestion.

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  33. Madhan

    Jun 02. 2014

    Dear Deepak,

    Mine is unlimited visa completing of one year, while joining company made aggrement with me.
    In AGGREMENT company provide training & certificate, after training employees need to work for 2 years (without mentioning starting & ending date) if cancel before aggrement period ends employees need to pay 12000 dhs to company.

    Later came to know No training only agreement for extending my visa period.
    At completing my one more year & cancel my visa its possible to “block me and my end of service ”
    Is this aggrement valid under UAE labour law…..
    Please suggest me sir.

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  34. zahran

    Jun 01. 2014

    Dear Mr Deepak
    i would like to know the rules for switching the job ,since 3 i start working to company here in dubai and now i want to leav the jb due to few unsatisfying reason in the current job .may i know pls is it possible me to switch the job to another company if i get a job with in probation time .wat are labour lows for it

    Thanks
    zahran

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  35. Billy

    May 26. 2014

    What does article 81 mean? I work regularly on Fridays as overtime and Saturdays occasionally. I also work public/private sector holiday days. What level of compensation should I be getting for these ‘overtime’ payments?

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  36. sandra

    May 26. 2014

    Mr Deepak do you actually answer the blogs concerns???

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  37. omar

    May 26. 2014

    sir my name is omar .i am working abc company .this company give me offer letter 2500 as general supervisor for the company works.but they give me a labour visa and salary 2000 and my labour contract 1500
    now theytreat as a offic boy cleaning washroom cleaning offic etc my contract unlimited and i want to resigin plez tel me right way of resigin this company

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    • Deepak Machado

      May 27. 2014

      If you are not confortable to work with the company you can resign but you may face a ban.

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  38. Hamza

    May 25. 2014

    Dear Deepak,
    I would like to discuss my situation and need your advice.
    I am working in a limited contract for an LLC. I have a masters degree with 14 years of diversified and extensive experiences in several sectors. I am working as Sales Manager with salary 10 thousand. I have got several job options in hand 20 to 25K. I have completed only 8 months of my contract….. what i should be doing? my company confirm to place a ban. my friends tell me i can uplift the ban… I am confused.. i have read the complete labor law but i couldnt find any clause explaining in detail which fits my scenario…
    thanks

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    • Deepak Machado

      May 26. 2014

      i think you may have to wait till your ban period gets over

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  39. charies vir

    May 25. 2014

    Hi Mr. Deepak. Please I need help. I am working as a waitress in a private company with an unlimited contract. I have worked here since may 25, 2009. With the salary of 1,200. Basic 840. Got the increase 2 years ago of 300 AED. Now I get 1,500 monhtly. Had my vacation once 2011 of july 10. Recently, I had resigned. May 20, 2014 was my last duty. Now when I asked the HR of how much I could get, They said 5,160 with my salary for 20 days. I am doubtful on how they calculate it. Since I should have to receive two third of graduity coz I am more than three years and less than 5 yrs.And I havent gone for vacation for almost 3 years.Exactly 2 years and 11 months.. My workmate, when she was terminated,she works only more than a year. She was supposed to get 1,200.But she asked help to the labor, and she got all her money. She received 4990 plus the salary. completely 5th plus. Plus the ticket shoulder from the company.I knw theres a difference of the calculation between resignation and termination, but not almost same as mine. I worked for almost 5 years and she worked more than a year. Please help

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    • Deepak Machado

      May 26. 2014

      You need to check with your company about the computation

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  40. janice

    May 24. 2014

    Dear: Mr deepak
    I have question please i need to know the answer
    1)I completely finish three years from my company and i want to cancel my visa because i want to change but my employer didnt allowed me to cancel and the problem that he threat me and try to afraid me that he will put me in the jail he said he will make a story that i steel something or will make me a problem.

    2) What if my employer go to the jail.. it is possible to go alone to labour and direct cancel my visa without any permission from my sponsor??

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    • Deepak Machado

      May 26. 2014

      your visa to be cancelled by the sponsor
      if you are facing such problem you can adress this issue to MOL

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  41. Vishnu

    May 21. 2014

    Hi Mr.Deepak,
    My friend has worked for one company for 5 years,Now he completed contract and resign to the company.Employer didnt pay leave salary from the begining but agreed to pay gratuity amount.if my friend goes to labour court can he get his leave salary settlement with gratuity.Kindly advice us.

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  42. Vicious

    May 20. 2014

    Hi I am a nurse here in Al Ain..I would like to transfer to another employer since the general working conditions here are harsh we tend to work as a homecare nurse for 24 hours / 24 days with only 6 days off…I m still in probationary status 3 months already. .Do I get a ban from labour If I transfer? Can the company ban me also? Do I need to pay them for airfare and Visa fees? I was told that if I’m going to transfer to a much higher some nurses told me that the ban could be lifted how true is this? Many thanks please help me…

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  43. Santhosh

    May 17. 2014

    Hi,, I had joined a LLC company in Dubai on last month. i am not satisfied with this job. i hav’nt gone through any medical/ labour card process.. If i quit now,I will get any ban.
    lLooking forward for your reply..

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  44. Nazir

    May 13. 2014

    Dear sir
    I am working for one of the company in Dubai. with an unlimited contract. now I have completed 1 year and 6 month. I got a new job offer in Dubai. will there be a ban if I change my present job.
    please advise.

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  45. madhan

    May 13. 2014

    Dear sir,
    Working in dubai based LLC company, unlimted contract (for 3 years) in between after 4 months of joining company got signature in Training Bond of 2 years.
    mentioned If employee terminates before bond ends employee have to pay 12000dhs to company

    Is these kind of bond valid under UAE labour laws? If terminates my contract completing 2 years will any possibilities of non terminating & stopping End of service by mentioning bond. Pls suggest me.

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  46. Ian

    May 12. 2014

    Hi Deepak.

    if i leave my job now and im working for 1week and i want to go back in my hometown, my expiration of my visit visa is within 1 week, because im not satisfied or im not suited for this position i have no employment visa, contract and labour card as of now.it is possible to cancel and i will get a ban from immigration or my employer.

    Please advise and help me for this question.

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    • Ian

      May 13. 2014

      Mr Deepak,

      I need your comment for my question ian.

      Hoping for your soonest answer.

      Thank you.

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  47. LH

    May 11. 2014

    Dear Mr. Deepak,
    I’m currently working in an LLC company based in Dubai and I have completed 1 year of my unlimited contract. If I resign from my current Dubai-based job and work with a company based in Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority, will I’ll be able to work with Jebel Ali Free Zone company without having a labor ban? Please advice.

    Thank you,
    LH

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    • Deepak Machado

      May 20. 2014

      It will depend on your company. If they dont put you immigration ban you can freely take up the offer from other company

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  48. Rajesh

    May 11. 2014

    Dear Mr. Deepak,
    Warm Regards.

    After all i got some one with whom i can share few things.

    Sir am working in Dubai since last 1 year in a LLC company. When i joined he my first requirement was of Family Status. At that time my boss told me that he will do it for me within 6 months, but till now nothing happened. When ever i ask him he shouts like any thing.
    Second Thing he committed that he will increase the salary within 3 months but still nothing happened. When ever i ask him he shouts like any thing.
    Now i am in a very bad situation before a month he committed me that he will sponsor my family. but still the same story.

    now i told him to complete his commitments, then he told me i dont need your services, and want to cancel my visa.

    So can you please suggest me now what shall i do further.

    If he cancels my what then what happens, will there be any ban on me.

    Please reply sir as i need your feedback’s.

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    • Deepak M

      May 11. 2014

      Yes you may get a ban. Better to complete the contract and look for other job

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  49. Zin Min

    May 06. 2014

    Sir .I’m work at restaurant in dubai.But now i cann’t work in that restaurant because of both of my feet is anormal and very paining in everyday that is why i asking to my company for termination but they said me make it resignation and pay 1 month of my salary.if I can’t pay that fees i have to work 30 days but i can’t walk and stand properly long hours and i don’t want to pay and i cann’t work anymore.If i will not pay and i will not work .Please,can u explain it to me what should u do for that.And i had been working 3 months in that company.
    Thanks .

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    • Deepak Machado

      May 14. 2014

      Get the medical certificate and inform your company about health and get it done the cancellation

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  50. leila

    May 05. 2014

    Sir,
    I am a maid with one year contract and it’s been 6months now that I’m working here but my visa will cancel by my sponsor and said they are not happy to my work. Do I get a ban after the cancellation of my visa?

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  51. Shakil Ahmed

    May 04. 2014

    i have registered a case against my employer regarding not paying 4 month salary in Dubai Court, i got a new job & today Dubai Court cancel my Labour card & i also got cancelled stamp on my visa, i just want to ask is there any 6 months ban??? as in cancellation paper there is nothing mention in ban column & my case is already in court against previous employer.

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  52. Grace

    May 03. 2014

    Hi, Mr. Deepak, Good to know that your helping& clearing all FAQs of everybody. God Bless You.
    I am working in a LLC company in dubai. I came on my annual Leave Vacation to india & i dont wanna go back. But i have completed 1 year in the company. Will i have to pay the fine? What will i have to do if i have come back on another visa? Do i have to pay the company for Cancelation of my visa? what r the procedures to do it from india? Does any charges or fine is applicable?

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  53. MP

    May 03. 2014

    Dear Mr. Deepak,
    I am currently on limited visa and my labour visa starts Dec 17, 2013 and I am now on my fifth month. I would like to know if i will get a ban from immigration or my employer. Also what should i do to avoid labour ban? Hope you can help me on this. Thank you.

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  54. umayrah

    May 02. 2014

    Sir i joined hospital as a telephone operator in 2012 June now recently by jan 2014 i delivered my second baby i was in maternity leave my joining date was 20 april but due to my childrens there is no one to take care of my kids especially my newborn he wants more attention so im not in suitation to join my job again on the same day i gave immediate resignation to my hr
    They asked me to the Pay the fine of 45 days basic salary i asked my maternity leave salary They told me they will not pay. What to do
    In this suitation iam eligible for my maternity leave salary and any ban will there for me can you pls suggests me.

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    • Deepak M

      May 04. 2014

      You should give notice as per your company policy or you need to pay the compensation in lieu of notice period. i dont think you will have any ban since you are working with the company more than 2 years. However it will be depend on company

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  55. umayrah

    May 02. 2014

    Sir i joined hospital as a telephone operator in 2012 June now recently by jan 2014 i delivered my second baby i was in maternity leave my joining date was 20 april but to my childrens there is no knw to take care of my kids especially my newborn he wants more attention so im not in suitation to join my job again on the same day i gave immediate resignation to my hr
    They asked me to the Pay the fine of 45 days basic salary i asked my maternity leave salary They told me they will not pay. What to do
    In this suitation iam eligible for my maternity leave salary and any ban will there for me can you pls suggests me.

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  56. salman

    May 01. 2014

    Sir,
    Iam working under unlimited contract of 2 years and this is my 5 th month. But iam not fully satisfied with my job. Can I change my job under my probation period and my salry is 3500

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  57. abu shams

    Apr 30. 2014

    Thanks you very much …
    But still wanna know
    What u mean by basic salary as even in labour low file .. which I read it … its doesn’t mention clearly if accommodation fees included
    As for example if salary is 12000 + 4000 transport
    +4000 accommodation … total 20000 received every month
    Second issue …. what about annual leaves
    As I worked with them 4 yrs and 4 month
    And took totally 60 days
    Ok they paid me for all of them
    But doesn’t they need to pay for those annual leaves didn’t taken by me an extra amount

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    • Deepak M

      May 02. 2014

      Gratuity would be calculated till your last working day. It will be on the basic salary.
      Of course you are entitled for balanced leave amount

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    • Deepak M

      May 04. 2014

      while computing your end of service benefit gratuity only basic is considered. When you leave the company if you have any unutilised leave , it is computed on the basis of your basic salary not whole salary

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  58. Fahad

    Apr 29. 2014

    Dear dipak you are doing a great job thanks for all people to whom you helped.
    my case is may be same i want to make sure I’m working in LLC from last 14 months and my visa status is ordinary labour, now i have an offer latter of 5000 aed salary what i need to be a ban free.
    i called MOL they told me that you should have a 12th degree attested from uae minstry and your country as well. you’ll not get any ban.
    and 1 thing someone whos working in HR dpt as an asst. PRO that you cancel your visa from here, take other visa and go home check in check out and you’ll not have any ban. can you please tell me what are the posibilities, can you plase reply me as soon as possible i have time till 10 am tomorrow only.

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  59. abu shams

    Apr 28. 2014

    I worked for 4 yrs and 4 moths as professional doctor
    And now I gave them one moth notice resignation letter
    How garduty will be calculated
    And does the full salary counted
    And in case basic salary counted does it include the accommodation
    and as I deserve one month per year as annual leave
    Which r 4 months total and I took only
    2 months
    do they pay extra for that
    and lastly … does the four months also counted for calculating graduty and annual leave
    regards

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  60. Imraan

    Apr 27. 2014

    Dear Mr. Deepak,

    I work in JLT (DMCC) on limited contract completed 1year and 7 months, I would like to know that As per UAE labour law, if my company terminates me what will be my computation all together including gratutiy, notice period, 3 months salary as compensation, family air ticket, vacation pay and other allowances and whether i can ask for repatriation also.

    Please confirm as early as possible.

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    • Deepak M

      Apr 29. 2014

      I dont think you will be eligible for any gratuity since you have not completed the contract period. However you are entitled for notice period salary, air ticket and balance leave amount till your last working date.

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  61. Finch

    Apr 27. 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    What is the annual leave entitlement for teachers in Dubai.

    I have been informed that it is 45days over the summer but no days other than weekends throughout the year?

    Thanks

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  62. Sagar

    Apr 26. 2014

    My visa is stamped from 15th Feb 2014 to 14th Feb 2016 by the firm I am working. i work as Sales Manager in a organization. if my employer gives me NOC can I have their visa cancelled, change job and join another firm anytime or is it mandatory that I should complete two years service in the existing firn before taking another employment.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 29. 2014

      yes you will have to otherwise you may have to face labour ban for six months.

      Reply to this comment
  63. kamran

    Apr 26. 2014

    Sir I worked sex month as a labour and my visa duration s 2year can I take new visa? And how I can get new visa?

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  64. JC

    Apr 24. 2014

    Hi,

    Can i resign in a non free company if I only completed 7 months in a 2 years contract? I got a job offer in a free company in JLT? Do i have to pay any amount to my current employer?

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  65. 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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  66. 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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  67. 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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  68. Ashok

    Apr 20. 2014

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

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  69. 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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  70. 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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  71. 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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  72. 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.

    Reply to this comment
    • Deepak M

      Apr 14. 2014

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

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  73. 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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  74. 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.

    Reply to this comment
    • 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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  75. 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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  76. 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 .

    Reply to this comment
    • 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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  77. 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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  78. 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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  79. 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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  80. 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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  81. 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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  82. 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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  83. 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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  84. 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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  85. 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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  86. 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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  87. 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.

    Reply to this comment
    • 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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  88. 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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  89. 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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  90. 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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  91. 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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