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  1. hello sir
    my name is sumit bhattarai. i am from nepal. i dont want to work. now i am in musafa abu dhabi. i have gave regine. but my company is not sending me to my country. what can i do. i am not working since 1 month. i want to go back nepal. what is the rule of regined worker please help me

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  2. I need labour law to know about more about UAE Labour rules and regulations

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  3. I am applying for a Hr assistant job. Where I go for interview they ask UAE labour law.

  4. Hi,

    I am having limited labour contract. and i have been working in Dubai for the last four months.My salary is 6000 but on labour contract. my company has mentioned 1650 per month. which was not disclosed at the time of the interview. so i felt like i was cheated. now i want to move from here. i am having good offer from one of the good company. if i breach a contract then is there any ban on me?? if yes, then what are the ways to lift it?

  5. please share your valuable inputs here

    is their a specific amount of ratio of salary defined to be basic component..what if employer makes a least basic component to avoid gratuity payout after the employee service

    thanks in advance

  6. Mr. Deepak,

    I was working here in UAE for more than 6 years and now i currently working in my new company 6 months this coming july 5, 2015 and I have unlimited contract with 6 months of prohibition as per agreed. And now I found a new Company which they said a free zone company and ask me to transfer in their company this coming month of august, my question are:
    1. If i will resign will i pay my visa for my current company?
    2. It is legal to resign after 6 months of working in my current company?
    3. If i will resign, I will not be banned?

    Thanks

  7. Hi,
    how has the annual leave to be counted? With a 6 day week, 30 calendar days. Does the Friday at the end of the leave count in the leave? Annual Leave Sunday to Thursday means 6 calendar days?
    If I take annual leave only on Thursday will the Friday be counted in as well?
    Is there a right for paid emergency leave by law?
    Thanks a lot!

    • Yvonne,
      That depends on your company whether they consider working days or calendar days.
      If it is working days then only working days are considered as leave. In case of calendar days, every day of the week is considered.
      Under former, usually companies have 22 working days and under latter, it should be 30 calendar days.
      Emergency leave is at the discretion of the company and may be deducted from annual leave!

  8. Hi Mr. Deepak!
    Greetings!
    I would like to ask regarding servants sponsored by expatriates;
    1. How old do they preffered for housemaid visa?
    2. Can I sponsor my sister for housemaid visa?
    3. Can I sponsor my wife’s relative for housemaid visa?
    4. What are the working conditons and contracts offered to expats primarily Filipinos?
    5. Is cancelling housemaid visa 6months prior from the stated 1year contract can cause BAN?
    I am hoping for your immediate response.
    Thank you!

    • Hugo,
      1. They need to be over 30 years in age.
      2. No, you can not sponsor your relatives for housemaid visa.
      3. No, you can not sponsor relative of your wife. You and your wife need to provide affidavit with the relevant consulate about no relationship with the housemaid.
      4. I am not sure about this!! Sorry.
      5. No, there may be no ban.

  9. Hi Deepak

    I have a fixed term contract with a company with a registered office in Abu Dhabi. This contract is now being terminated and I have requested three months basic salary as compensation as per UAE Labor Law.

    Should the company dispute this payment I will lodgee my complaint to the ministry in Abu Dhabi.

    How long normally is the adudecation process? Iff this needs to go to court do i have to have legal representation?

    Regards

    • David,
      It is hard to comment on time duration with Authorities.
      You could represent yourself in the court.

  10. I have both a UAE Employment Contract and a Service Agreement with my Employer. Which document prevails during a dispute?

  11. I am working in a architectural consultancy firm in dubai,In the offer letter they mentioned about my salary and giving accommodation and other staff benefits as per UAE labour law.But now they are telling me to pay DEWA is yourside,even they didn’t give beds and other stuff,I discussed about this to my manager,They replied me,Company just give room only rest all from yourside to pay like that they are saying.In this case what should I do,And what is the actual meaning about the offer letter and what is their responsibilities.

  12. hello sir,
    my company is written a law in my contract that
    2nd party cannot work in another competitor in UAE for 2 year after resignation Accord article 127.now my 2 years contract will be finished.whats the solution for this article

    • Muhammad,
      There is no solution! You have to abide by it.
      Although I do not know how the company will implement this.

  13. my name is jishad ,
    my question is ,the company which i worked for last 5 months is terminating me with some invalid reasons.what all are my rights?

  14. hi sir
    hmm,iam working as a tutor here in al ain,
    in my visa my iam a housemaid.
    i think my contract is under limited contract.

    My employer let my find a new job bec.i need to earn more.

    My question is,my contract will end on october,i still have 5 mos.

    what should my employer do for them to release me ,me without facing a ban.

    will they just tell they terminate me?
    or if they give me NOC,

  15. HI Deepak,
    I`m currently working with one of the subsidiaries of ADNOC, NDC precisely. I have just received a job offer from one of the recruiters of another ADNOC subsidiary, please advise if to go ahead and submit my application without infringing on any labour law.

    Regards,
    Tayo

    • Tayo,
      I am not aware of the internal policies of these companies.
      However, you must consult your HR.

  16. I have joined in a company in Abu Dhabi & the employer has made me to write a bond for 3 yrs to work with the company & if u leaves within this 3 yrs then you have to pay 7500 AED.

    Now I resigned from this company & company asks to pay bond amount before you leave.

    Is this bond a valid ? Is it legal bond?

    I have signed on a white paper & its not even the company letterhead which I signed. Its just a normal white paper with a conditional sentence.

    Kindly help me so that I will be out of this company without paying it if it was illegal & will I have to face the ban???

    Rgds
    Kiran Reddy

  17. I have a question about living in UAE and the Visa.

    I life her with my family. My wife and two daughters 14 and 16 years old, we have an 3 bedroom apartment now. My company want to move us now in a ONE bedroom flat.
    My question, is that possible to get again a Visa for them? I think minimum for families is required a 2 bed room apartment.

    Can you help me or send a document where that is regulated? Also I think that’s against the law to life with my daughters in a one bedroom flat.
    Thanks a lot

    • Karl,
      I don’t think there will be visa issues for 1 bedroom.
      You will need to ask Immigration authorities for the documents where it is written.
      It is better to take up a 2 bedroom apartment at least.

  18. Hey deepak,

    i am working for a llc company from 1-November 2013 now i wish to leave this company as i am getting good opportunity in other company i am on limited contract my main concern is whether i will get ban from labour or how can i remove ban

  19. Hi Mr.Deeoak,

    I have been working with the most reputed company of Dubai since above 11 years now. They terminated me for which I haven’t committed any fault nor any mistake. I am a team leader and my co-worker committed a mistake which he is a outsourced. They have got no one else to blame the mistake so as a team leader, I have been blamed. Is there anyway to tackle this situation?

    • Suresh,
      Terminating without a proper reason is not acceptable!
      Have you signed termination letter?
      You could file a complaint with MOL if the company is functioning as LLC.
      However, I am not aware of your internal company policy on such scenarios.
      Please consult a lawyer.

  20. hi
    mr.deepak

    i am working from last three years with a limited contract Dubai basesd LLC company. how i calculate my gratuity if i leave this company. & annual leave salary which the employer give us it is basic salary or with allowance we get?

    you are doing a wonderful job.god bless you

  21. Dear Sir,

    I would like to know, that,

    1) There is any condition as I must work mandatory notice period as the employer terms & condition for THREE MONTHS in Dubai as per UAE Labour Law?

    2) Or, more than one month notice period should mutual agreement between employer & employee?

    3) Or, is this 1st Party (Employer) can only decided my notice period If more-than one month also?

    4) Or, can I refuse to work more than one month notice period, is it possible as per UAE labour law?

    Kindly provide the information based on that I will take my own decision.

    • Balaji,
      1. If it is mentioned in your contract, you must serve 3 month notice period.
      2. Depends on what is mentioned in your contract.
      3. Yes. But should be mentioned clearly in the contract.
      4. If it is mentioned in your contract, you must serve.

  22. Hai Deepak Sir
    My Name is Ramesh I Worked From 24-04-2014 to 24-04-2015 ( Total 11 Years ) in One Tourism & Travel Agency Company. Now I Wants to Go My Home Country i asked For Graduation/Service For 11 Years.
    Manager saying no Gruation in our company. is it true or is there any rules in like this in dubai labour law. i have argreement salary certificet Which i have singed on that. in that mentioned salary is Aed 3500 No Alowances. is there any chance get 11 years Graduation/Service For me. Please Advise me What to do.

  23. Hi Deepak
    I work for a company since last year from last year until now my salary is not been paid properly some paid half and some skipped. basic is 1500 and other allowance is 2000 no accommodation and food. when i leave after finishing my contract will i get all the pending money and air ticket please help!

    • Shajahan,
      You should not wait for finishing your contract. You could file a complaint with MOL for non payment of salaries.

  24. Hi Deepak,

    Is there anywhere in the UAE law which explains once employment has ended the person and family must exit the UAE within 30 days? Please can you share with me the relevant law and Para.

    thanks

    • Naveed,
      Certain companies do insist on their employees to exit UAE in order to safeguard themselves as they would not like those who resigned stay after the grace period. The sponsor is responsible for this or their status at the immigration will be watchlisted.
      I do not know where this is mentioned in Laws.

  25. Hi Deepak,

    Please brief about official allowed sick leaves in a year to a permanent employee.
    Is this mandatory to provide doctor’s certificate for even a single day sickness?
    Does UAE Law allows any sick leave other than annual 30 days?

  26. Hi! Is it ok to work in a tailoring shop with a household visa but with the same employer?

    • Gary,
      No. That is illegal! Household visa holder can only work at the specific sponsor’s residence and not at the business.

  27. Hi Deepak,

    I will be on my 6th month this 9th of April and my direct superior told me that she will give me 1 more month “extension” to prove that i am worth for the confirmation. My question is, is there any provision in the labour law that i will not be confirmed and is there such thing as extension.? By the way i am in sales and since my first month i am hitting the threshold, and the only month that i am really strugling is last month which i reached 54% of my target.

  28. Hi Deepak,

    Im on a unlimited contract from my company and got terminated 2 days before I completed my 2 yrs of service. Appreciate if you can please let me know how much will be my final settlement? Should I get a 3 months full salary or should be 1 month salary only? Thanking you in advance.

    BTw this site if very helpful. You’re doing a great job.

  29. Dear Deepak,

    I am currently under a 2-year limited contract in a company in Dubai with Civil Engineer position. My contract will expire on December 2015. However, due to unfair salary package I have now and some internal matters with my existing company, I have decided to quit soon.

    I have submitted my resignation letter to them 26 Feb 2015 by email and by hand on 28 Feb 2015. However, my employer doesn’t acknowledge or received my letter as they were telling that I’m in a Limited Contract so I can hand-over a revised resignation letter stating immediate effect after few days or whenever i want them to proceed with cancellation of visa.

    As of today, I haven’t submitted such letter yet, still working and finalizing my job turn over as respect to them. I found a new employer also whose willing to give me a better salary package. Now, my current employer is threatening me for a 1 year ban since I don’t agree for any negotiations we had and want to proceed with my visa cancellation.

    My worry now is, if ever they will give me 1 year ban, is there any possibilities to lift the ban? My new employer is willing to give me higher position & higher salary package and help me in any possible ways not to have employment ban.

    Appreciate your immediate response.

    Grace

  30. I have ownership in two companies. Shall I require another visa of my Sharjah company, as I have taken a visa from my Ajman company.

  31. I have joined a company three months and salary is 5000 AED and now I want to resign this company as I got a offer from other company with 6000 AED can I change my company will I get a labour ban and how to remove that ban.

  32. hi
    how are you?
    main dubai main aik shop par as salesman job kar raha hon mujhy sirf 15 days hye hain lakin main dubai main arjusd nahi ho raha kia main apna visa cancell karwa kar apny country wapis ja sakta hon magar problem hai k visa k passy shop waly ne pay kye hain agar main visa cancel karwata hon ya agar visa cancel karwany main ban lagta hai to kitny month ka ban pary ga or kia mujhy koi visa k passy pay karny pary ge or mery visa cancell karwany main kitny passy lag sakty hain plzzzzzz help me

  33. Hi Deepak, i am on my husband visa and i am working for a private company owned by one person. I have resigned from my job giving one and half month notice period, qualification:MBA Finance, working as Accountant. My contract is unlimited with labor card for 2 years.

    Kindly tell me whether i can work till the end of my notice period and if i get my leave salary and gratuity for 1 year. He is telling he won’t give it. If he asked to leave before my notice period what should i do? Also he is asking for labor card expense. Please help me with this.
    Please send me a copy of UAE Labor Laws

  34. Dear Deepak,

    Thanks for your advise. Currently i am no longer reporting to office and i am waiting for him to send me the details when i can go for cancellation. In the meantime eventhough he is not giving me the termination paper is it still proper to cancel my visa without something in writing? The employer needs to pay the employee if he will terminate someone right? In that case maybe he is afraid of paying me my dues hence he is not giving me the same.

    • Yane,
      How long have you been working?
      Make sure you are in touch with the company officials.
      Company need not pay any termination benefits, unless you were on limited contract.
      You must receive all the salaries due to you.

  35. Dear Deepak,

    I was forced to resign with my current company and worked with them for less than a year. My employer is not releasing my salary for the month of February and continuously informing us that from March our salary will be under performance based. I told him that I cannot continue any further hence he will let me know when my visa be cancelled. I don’t know what to do whether to send him a termination letter for my services as he is not giving me the termination letter from his end. If he will not sign the termination letter and will ask me to resign what should I do? And I am afraid he might file an absconding case as we don’t have something in writing. Please advise

  36. thanks for your time and Repply.
    actully i finished already my 2 years contract and now iam waiting visa from another company which is already on the process. as per then i will get next week. if you will tell my how much i will get, i can compare with how much tehy will give.
    and one more question, sir according to my cancellation paper i will stay till 25 of march if till date my visa not issue i have to go back to my home in this case what are the paper required for coming here from my home? i can come myself from my country? how manydayes takes time for issuing visa here?
    hope i will get back
    thaks

  37. Hi Deepak,

    I am currently employed and working more than 2 years with the company. I just renewed my visa, i have renewed already my labor card and my emirates id is ready to pick up. But still waiting for my sticker visa to put in my passport. This is my situation, my employer sent me a message via email saying that he is terminating me and my last day would be on April 12, 2015 now he changed his mind and wants me to stay in the company and he said that there is no termination and there is no cancellation of visa. My problem is i want to finish the 30 days until April 12 like what he said and looking for another job, but if they dont want me to cancel what should be the best thing to do? Do i need to submit resignation letter officially? If i submit my resignation letter and what if they didnt accept? what will be my action?

    Thank you so much

    • Dude,
      yes, you could submit resignation. That’s the best thing. They can not reject resignation letter.

      • Hi Deepak,

        Thank you so much for your reply. After completing my 2 year contract and i just renewed it with my current company, i have decided to submit my resignation letter and complete my 30 day notice. Is there anyway to ban me by the company after that? Because they dont want me to leave and suffer? Our regular office timings is from 8-4, Friday and Saturday are off, and suddenly he changed my timings from 8-6 and from Saturday to Sunday, he changed ONLY my timings but not the other employees. I want to resign, does the company to hold the employee even they dont want to work with them?

        Your reply would be highly appreciated.

        Thank you,
        Dulce

        • Dude,
          Company can not force employees to stay with them.
          If you have completed your contract, you will have no ban.

  38. Deepak,

    My contract is ending so it is time to leave the uae. I have a monthly rate that I am paid through my contractors and I work 5 days per week. My partial month is based on 30 days, where I was in country 25, which works out to 83%, but my work days are 19/21 for the month or 90%. Is a month defined by 30 days, monthly workdays, or this is defined by the companies? thanks for all of your help!

  39. Dear Deepak
    I work as a teacher in a private school in Al Ain. The school provides medical insurance to me. I wanted to know if the school must also provide the same for my family? At present we teachers have to pay for each member approx 2500 to 3000 AED each. The H.R dept says its not being mentioned in our initial contract that we signed years ago. So are the private schools by law supposed to give medical insurance to dependents of staff in private school?
    Thanks and regards
    manoj george

    • Manoj,
      The school is not required to pay medical insurance for the employees’ families. This is mere a facility if they provide it.

  40. Hello, I went through your responses to the ocean of questions sent to you on this page and found out that they are excellently helpful to the questioners. thus, I find it necessary to be informed as well in other not to be deformed. but I will really appreciate it if u could give me your personal contact or better still your facebook ID so as to get more facts about my contract from you. my mail is [email protected]. Phone number is 0555480711. Thanks for your coperation

  41. My friend’s company recently changed timings. The new timing is 8 am to 5.30 pm with a half hour lunch break. Is this legally within the permissible limits ?

  42. I would like to be aware to the law because something is happening in my Company that is above the law.and it is not good.

  43. Hi,
    You have helped so many people and I feel as though you can help me and my colleagues as well. I am a teacher in the UAE and as with all teaching jobs the annual air fare allowance is promised in your contract as apart of your package. However, yesterday (3rd March) we were told that no one has passed probation and if we do not pass probation before 5th March, we will not be given our annual air fare allowance. My colleagues and I have done everything required of us to pass probation as per our contract and we have everything in writing. In fact, the contract states that we are entitled to our annual air fare allowance regardless of the probationary period. Now they have told us that the two entities are connected and that we only have TWO DAYS to qualify for airfare. As I have stated before THIS IS NOT IN OUR CONTRACT. If it was I am sure we all would have taken action prior to 4th March, the day before the deadline or we would not have left our families and our jobs knowing that we would not be provided airfare to return home to see them. Please help/advise as best as possible. I would like to remain anonymous.

    • Teacher,
      It is sad that schools are using such tactics on their own employees and restores what I believe….Schools here have become a complete commercial activity.
      I would not like to express my opinion as I only know 1 side of the story.
      From what you have mentioned, I can sense that the air fares have been cancelled due to you not getting confirmed in your employment.
      Note that, to avail facilities of permanent staff, you will need to be permanent staff of the organisation.
      Having said that, an organisation can not extend the probation period for more than 6 months.
      Read Article 37 of UAE Labour Law.

  44. Hi Deepak, I hope you don’t mind my asking you for advice? – But I have been offered a Sales Managers position here in Abu Dhabi with sponsorship visa. I was offered 18,000 with no extra benefits. but due to my not having any degree certificates I have been told that the company can only offer me 10,000..???

    I left high school in the UK 20 years ago and started working immediately so have no certificates of education to give… but have managed Pharmaceutical companies across Europe for the last 10 years…

    • Jamie,
      Never came across such a situation! I am appalled.
      I will make some inquiries and let you know.

  45. I was hired last october 2014 as a sales associate and the salary is 2500 aed. And we are paying for the company accommodation and dewa (electric and water bill) around 900 aed. So the money left with us is 1600 aed. And we we’re surprised that our working hours is not the same with other shops because my working hours is 10 but in the other shops is only 8 hours. So my question now is it legal in uae to work 10 hours and to pay the so called company accommodation and excluding the dewa. Thank you so much. Your response is highly appreciated.

  46. Dear Deepak,

    My self babu in oct month I given my resignation letter to our management due to low salary , but the top management like Finance manger agree to me give to a good salary package and also told me amt of salary . I already withdrew my resignation letter , my resignation withdrawal letter I wrote my agreed salary and accommodation lump sum amt and signed by finance manger and he mention they agree to given this package, That copy I have, but when I get my salary there were difference in that amt.now the management told me that they cant given that much of salary,but I have the agreed copy that which agreed by finance manger,

    So pl advice me what kind of legal or any other way to get that agreed salary

    • Babu,
      Do you have official letter of increment?
      If not, how can your letter be considered as legal document?

  47. Dear sir
    I finish my 2 year and i add new visa then i was gone vacation. Now my second visa is runing in 8 month but i backed from vacation it’s only 4 month finished now i want to go cancel in this condaiton i have to buy Airticket or company will give airticket form me.

    • Sanuthapa,
      If you cancel, I don’t think you are eligible for air ticket. This is governed by company rules.

  48. Hi Deepak, Good morning, i need some clarification . I am a civil engineer working as an estimation engineer , currently i am working with infrastructure company and my salary is 12000. I have an experience in buildings. Now i got an offer from building contracting company with a salary of 13000 as an estimation engineer. I have completed 7 months with my current company and my contract is unlimited period, my visa is issued by my current employer’s sister company name. When i signed my current employer appointment letter there is one clause is mentioned as if i leave within 2 years visa period liquidated damages of two months salary i have to pay but as per my contract there is no such above mentioned clause. In this case if i resigned from my current employer as per UAE labour law there is any 6 months ban is applicable on my visa and if there is any LD i have to pay to my current employer. Please reply

    • Manu,
      It would be unethical on your part to sign on a document and not adhere to that.
      On the other hand, it is not legal on company’s part to seek such claims.
      I don’t think you will have labour ban as your salary is above 12K and with a good designation.

  49. Hi Deepak,

    If my wife is working and is on my visa, is she eligible for paid maternity leave?

    Thanks!!

    • Avinash,
      Is she employed with the company officially, meaning does she have a labour card.
      It does not matter whether she is on your visa. If she is employed by the company under MOL Labour Card, she is eligible for paid maternity leave after a year of service.

      • Hi Deepak,

        Yes, she is officially employed and has labour card. Thanks for clarifying this for me.

        • Avinash,
          If she has a labour card, she will have a labour ban irrespective whether she has husband visa.

  50. I have just completed my 5 months period will I get a ban of six months my probation period is six months.

    what kind of offer will help me lift the ban? please advice.

  51. Hi I am in Husband’s visa & my company is asking for my Passport is there is a law to keep passport with company in husband’s Visa also & 2nd is i am entitled for Air Passage or not.

  52. Hi Sir,

    Please advise, I have used my annual leave in advance for 2015 last October 2014, and I have filed my resignation and my last day of work is on March 3, 2015, shall I pay my employer for the advance annual leave taken for 2015? How is the calculation for the annual leave?

    Appreciate your earliest response.

    Thank you & Regards

    • Patricia,
      Yes, you will have to pay for whatever number of days advance you have taken leave for.

      • Hi Deepak,

        If you resign from a company before completing a year, do they have the right to ask you to pay back all the commission they have previously paid you?

        Thanks
        Shadi

  53. Hi sir.i am almost 17months working in my employer.is it possible for me to find another work even if im not yet finish with my contract? anyway he is willling to give me release paper.ur good reply will be very helpful for me.thanks.

  54. Dear Mr.Deepak,
    I work for a hotel in Abu Dhabi and in my probation period of 2 months I would like to quit my contract and the company is asking for 3300 Dhs is it mandatory to pay them.

  55. hi. i would like to ask for advice, my husband got hired last dec1 in this foreign exchange company. then he assigned in beda sayed in abu dhabi but we live here in dubai, he told the company that he has a wife here in dubai and stil didnt allowed him to transfer, and then suddenly after 8 days he transfer again to al ruwais he again told the company that he has a wife living here in dubai but still didnt allow to transfer.. everyday is painful, he’s living alon and im also living on my own, what is the best thing to do. pls advice me. thankks

    • Cairie,
      I am not sure what to say in this situation.
      Requesting company is the best option.

  56. Hi Deepak,
    One of our employee gone for annual leave and extended leave 5 more days…please advise about his salary deduction, do we need to deduct this 5 days from Gross salary or Basic salary?

    • Mazhar,
      How are you paying leave salary? Do you pay gross or basic?
      The deduction will be according to that.

  57. hi deepak
    i worked a manufacturing company for two years , and before three months they renew my visa . but later i know that our company is registered under two names and my new visa is registerd in the second name , but the company is the same. So Please tell if there is any labour ban is imposed on me when am leave now for new opportunity

  58. Hi, I am a new employee here in Dubai. I m currently in a probationary period in a real estate company. Since I am new, I have a couple of questions. I wanted to ask our HR but I know she will be biased since she has been in the company for quite some time.
    Here is the situation, I have asked my colleagues about the ticket fare during our annual leave if it will be on our own expense or if the company will shoulder the expense. I was told that it will depend on our agreement and so far from previous employees airfare is NOT sponsored by the company. When I signed a couple of documents which they said was for my emirates ID, I read that return ticket for the annual leave should be shouldered by the company. Question is, what can I do if ever the company will push in saying that they will not shoulder the ticket? Can I complain somewhere if I show the document that I signed where it was stated? Is there any law that I can have as a back up regarding this?
    Another issue is the number of working hours. From the time of the interview I already know and agreed verbally that working hours will be from 8AM to 7PM Saturdays to Thursday. but again on the document that I signed, it was stated that working hours should NOT exceed 48 hours per week. Do I also have the right to complain about this issue?

    I would appreciate your response.
    Thank you

    • Chris,
      Air fare policy is decided by company. If the company has promised in contract and is not following, you could file complaint with MOL.
      As per labour law, working hours should not exceed 48 hours in a week. However, certain industries are exempt. I think yours is not.
      But, working hours really depends on the amount of work.

  59. Hi,

    I am working for almost 10 months in a trading company with a limited contract. I would like to know if I’m going to pay the charges they spent on my visa if they will terminate me. Or do I need to wait for a 1 year to so that I can transfer into another company? does it have a ban? Thanks

  60. Sir, I am working in a LLC company Dubai since last 1 year 1 month. My contract is unlimited and there is no expiration date mentioned in the contract. But in labour card it’s showing 2015 September. Now I got a verbal offer from another company with 1500 salary deference. Do I can resign from the current company with a one month notice period ? Is there any chance of six months ban ? It’s my second company in UAE. Please advise sir

  61. Dear Deepak,

    I am in a probationary period since one month with an international company in Dubai. I have understood that the employer can fire an employee without a notice period. I would like to understand if in that case Do I need to refund the expenses for the visa even if the employer want to terminate the contract? Is there any official document that can prove that?

    Thank you.

    Regards.

    Edoardo

  62. I joined a new company in Ajman before 3 month. On probation period they given termination notice so if I get any other opportunity, have any chance to ban. pls advice me.

  63. what is Article 37 of uAE labour law.

    My company terminated me mentioning as per UAE labour law 37

  64. Dear Mr.Deepak,

    My name is shahulhameed from Dubai, worked in semi Government Company as a facility coordinator/staff category from 06th, march/2014 to 27th, October/2014 (around 8 months) after that unexpectedly… the management terminated me due to poor performance as per company policy. (my probation period was completed at 05th,Sep/2014) after that… when the final settlement, the HR included my last month salary (actually I worked for that) & my vacation salary for 15.41 days only & there was no any termination benefits & any benefits in my final settlement calculation. hence I refused to sign/accept that settlement…. now could you please help me that what is my benefits after termination & what should i do legally to get my rights…. kindly help me in this issue……

  65. Hi Deepak

    Since 3.5 year am working in Dubai in a LLC company and my contract is unlimited

    I resigned from the company with one moth notice

    Can you advise for the below

    My gratuity how much my employer to be pay (my salary is basic AED 4000+ accommodation AED 2000+ AED 500 transportation)

    How about the annual leave pay and air ticket expense exit from the country

  66. Can you please tell me if a free zone company has not paid salary for 2 months, can you complain to anyone about it.

  67. sir,
    i am working almost four months past here in abu dhabi on work permit visa.so i want to quit the job and fine new one ..please advice me

  68. Dear Deppak,

    My question went unanswered last time.I am under probation and company wants to cancel my visa by providing me an NOC .The visa is an engineering visa and the company is an llc company.Will there be any ban if i jump into a new company or is it possible for me to ask the employer to hold my visa so that i can get some time to find a new job.

  69. Hi Deepak I am working as a telecom engineer in UAE last 6 Months but my visa stamped 4 months before only now I have some family problem so I need to relieve from here if I give resignation means how many days I need work in as per UAE labour law.
    And one more thing when I join in this company that time I signed company contract in company contract they mentioned before one year if I relive this company means i need to pay 10000 AED to this company..Please give me a suggestion I need to go As soon as possible..

    • hari,
      under probation the notice period is 1 day. Notice period otherwise is as per company policy.
      If you have signed such contract, you will have to abide by it.

  70. HI Deepak,

    I was terminated last May 27 after 8 months of working in Dubai. I havent receive my final settlement yet till now. The company promised to pay me in 4 PDC every 15 days starting Nov 15. Is that legal to do that? I certainly need money and staggered payment is problem to me.
    In addition,due to that long delayed payment, can I demand at least interest of the amount that they fail to pay me till now? If I have that money in the bank it would have earn me interest right?

    • Rhiel,
      Have you agreed for such arrangements?
      You will need to get hold of a lawyer if you are seeking interest.

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