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  1. United Arab Emirates - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 787 of 2017 Regulating Teleworking. (قرار وزاري رقم 787 لسنة 2017 في شأن تنظيم العمل عن بعد) - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2017-10-31 | Date of entry into force: 2017-10-10 | ARE-2017-R-107191

    The Objective of the Law, to create and provide:

    1. Job opportunities for UAE citizens looking for work in remote areas by encouraging the employer to offer teleworking employment options.

    2. Flexible work options for UAE citizens with family, to enhance family relationships by improving the balance between work and family.

  2. United Arab Emirates - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 739 of 2016 on Wages Protection. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-09-29 | Date of entry into force: 2016-09-30 | ARE-2016-R-104217

    It reconfirms institutions registered with the Ministry to pay their employees' wages according to the Wages Protection System.
    Failure to pay an employee's salary within 10 days of the due date will amount to late payment.
    Failure to pay an employee's salary within one month of the due date will amount to a refusal to pay the salary (unless a shorter period is specified under the contract).
    For employers with over 100 employees, where the Ministry discovers that the employer has delayed in paying an employee's salary, it will, for a delay of at least:
    10 days, issue the employer with a warning which provides that the Ministry will not issue any permits after payment has been delayed for 16 days;
    16 days, block the employer's ability to grant work permits (Late Payment Penalty);
    30 days, impose a variety of additional sanctions including informing the judicial authorities and any other relevant authorities to exercise caution when dealing with the employer, refusal to register new licences for the employer, a reduction in the employer's classification to the third class, an extension of the ban on granting work permits to the remaining establishments of the employer without notification and/or ban on transferring employees to other employers (Refusal Penalty); and
    60 days, impose administrative fines on the employer.
    Repeals Ministerial Order No. 788 of 2009 concerning wages protection.

  3. United Arab Emirates - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. (591) of 2016 Concerning the Commitment of Establishments to Provide Accommodation to their Workers. - Legislation online in Arabic Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-30 | Date of entry into force: 2016-09-01 | ARE-2016-R-106015

    The establishments shall provide an accommodation for its workers in case the number of workers at the establishment is fifty (50) or more, and the total wage of each worker is less than AED 2000 (Two Thousand Arab Emirates Dirhams) per month according to the Wage Protection System adopted by the Ministry.
    The establishments holding approval of a portion of non-citizen workers shall provide accommodation to the workers who have already obtained a work permit within one months from the date of issuance of this permit, in the event that the number of its workers is or exceeds fifty workers or more and the total wage of each worker is less than two thousand Arab Emirates Dirhams (AED 2000) per month according to the Wage Protection System adopted by the Ministry.

  4. United Arab Emirates - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Decree No. 764 of 2015 on Ministry of Labour-Approved Standard of Employment Contracts. - Legislation online in Arabic Legislation online in English

    Adoption: 2015-09-27 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-01 | ARE-2015-R-101785

    Provides the approved standard of employment contracts by the Ministry of Labour.

  5. United Arab Emirates - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 4 of 2011 granting monthly salaries to Emirati Fishermen in Dubai.

    Adoption: 2011-02-28 | Date of entry into force: 2011-02-28 | ARE-2011-R-89728

    The monthly salary payment to UAE Fishermen in Dubai is calculated according to the schedule attached to this Decree.

    Section 3: The conditions and requirements for the aforementioned salary is as follows:
    (A)the Fisherman is citizen of Emirates and has Emirates nationality;
    (B)he is a member of the Dubai Fishermen Cooperative Society for a period of not less than 15 years;
    (C)he doesn't receive any pension from any local or federal government.
    Section 4: This Decree is effective for fishing boats that are registered in the relevant authorities before August 1, 2008.

  6. United Arab Emirates - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Chairman of the Executive Board Resolution No. 49/2007 Regarding the Restrictions on the Implementation of the Comprehensive Salary System for Governmental and Semi-Governmental Agencies and Authorities.

    Adoption: 2007-08-12 | Date of entry into force: 2007-08-12 | ARE-2007-R-81106

    The Resolution sets out a number of basic standards to be followed:
    1. The presence of certified regulatory structure;
    2. Balance of functions in accordance with actual needs, with the possibility of outsourcing some of the work and activities of others to the major companies, with a view to reducing the number of posts, and rationalizing the use of human resources;
    3. A description of all the posts;
    4. The application of the methodology for the assessment of certain posts;
    5. The implementation of governance standards.

  7. United Arab Emirates - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Provision No. 2, 2005 on the Amendments of Several Rules of Provision No. 1, 1978 on Compensation for Extra Work.

    Adoption: 2005-07-31 | Date of entry into force: 2005-05-01 | ARE-2005-R-76819

    Changes and limits the maximum wage an employee can receive.

  8. United Arab Emirates - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 25 of 2005 on the wages chart and levels added to the personnel system of 1992 in the Emirate of Dubai.

    Adoption: 2005-06-07 | Date of entry into force: 2005-05-01 | ARE-2005-R-76515

    Replaces the 1992 wages chart of the Emirate of Dubai.

  9. United Arab Emirates - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Law No. 2, 2003 regarding Work Organization in the Free Trade Areas of the Emirate of Al-Sharika.

    Adoption: 2003-03-10 | Date of entry into force: 2003-03-10 | ARE-2003-L-76971

    Law No. 5, 1998 concerning the establishment of a General Body to Manage Free Trade Areas is repealed. The free trade area is divided into several sections, each under the authority of a certain department. The Law also provides for rights of the workers in the free trade area, their duties and obligations as well as their wages.

  10. United Arab Emirates - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Royal Decree No. 23, 2002 regarding the accession of the national Government employees of the Emirate of Al-Sharika to the Wages and Social Security Board.

    Adoption: 2002-12-29 | Date of entry into force: 2002-12-29 | ARE-2002-R-76969

    Concerns application of Federal Law No. 6, 1999 regarding the establishment of a Wages and Social Security Board to the State as of 1 January 2003.

  11. United Arab Emirates - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Decision No. 496 of 2002 on Contracts and Sub-contracting.

    Adoption: 2002-08-11 | Date of entry into force: 2003-08-11 | ARE-2002-R-64696

    Defines contracts and subcontract work stressing that neither shall allow for the subcontracting of labour. Article 3 specifically states that no one may engage in the renting out of labour. The latter shall not be the subject of legitimate contracting or subcontracting.

  12. United Arab Emirates - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 70 of 1992 on the commandment of the employer to provide a bank guarantee to cover air tickets to absconding labours at the time of notifying such abscondment.

    Adoption: 1992 | ARE-1992-R-68120

  13. United Arab Emirates - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 27/1 of 1981 concerning regions and remote areas from towns which are referred to in Law No. 8 of 1980. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1981 | ARE-1981-R-68088

    Provides that every employer employing workers in the regions and areas concerned shall provide the workers with certain services. With the exception of food stuff, these services shall be provided at the expense of the employer.

  14. United Arab Emirates - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 45/1 of 1980 to determine the manner of spending proceeds of fines deducted from workers.

    Adoption: 1980 | ARE-1980-R-68080

    Provides for the creation of a committee in charge of this matter in any establishment employing fifteen workers or more. The Committee is composed by the employer and two workers selected by the employer in consultation with the competent Labour Branch. It determines the manner of disposing of the fine-funds. In such determination, the Committee shall take in consideration the social activities in the establishment.

  15. United Arab Emirates - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 51/1 of 1980 on the determination of expenditure of financial benefits accruing to an employer as a result of forfeiture of promotion or increment of deferment of increment.

    Adoption: 1980 | ARE-1980-R-68085

    Provides that the Committee composed in accordance with the provisions of Ministerial Order No. 45/1 of 1980 shall have the power to determine the expenditure of such financial benefits.


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