Employment of Juveniles as per UAE Labour Law

Juveniles as per UAE Labour Law

Juveniles have been provided with a special treatment under UAE Labour Law. Opens in a new tab.
Below is the extract from UAE Labour Law Section 2, Articles 20 to Article 26.

teenagers in uae labour law
It is prohibited to employ a juvenile of either sex before he/she completes fifteen(15) years of age.

Before a juvenile is employed, the employer shall obtain the following documents from him/her and keep them in 
the juvenile's personal file:
1. A birth certificate of an official extract thereof or an age estimation certificate 
issued by a competent medical officer and endorsed by the competent Health Authorities.
2. A certificate issued by a competent medical officer and duly attested to the effect that the juvenile concerned is medically fit for the job.
3. A written consent signed by the juvenile's guardian, or custodian.

The Employer shall keep a special register for the juveniles at the work premises, showing the juvenile's name, full name of juvenile's guardian or custodian, place of residence, date of employment and job title.

Juveniles may not be employed at night in industrial projects. The term "night" shall mean a period of not less than twelve consecutive hours including the period from 8p.m to 6a.m.

Juveniles may not be employed in jobs which are considered hazardous, exhausting or detrimental to health as may be decided by the Minister of Labour after consulting with the competent authorities.

The maximum number of actual working hours for juveniles shall be six hours per day. During working hours one or more break times should be given for rest, meals or prayer purposes provided that such time should not be less than one hour. 
Such time or times have to be determined in a way that juveniles may not work consecutively over four hours. 
A juvenile may not remain continuously over seven hours at the place of work.

Under no circumstances, may juveniles by instructed to work overtime, stay in the employment premises beyond the hours of work fixed for them or asked to work on holidays.

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