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New UAE labor rules to come in effect from January 1, 2016

Ministry of Labor, UAE has announced a set of new Labor Laws, to come in effect from January 1, 2016. Ministerial Decrees 764, 765 and 766 pave the way for improved labour relations by securing more stable practices governed by regulations that protect workers who are legally sponsored to enter the UAE. New UAE Labor […]

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60 percent of 3.8 million expats working in UAE have no qualifications

60 percent of 3.8 million expats working in UAE have no qualifications

Saqr Gobash, the Minister of Labour, has recently stated that the number of foreign workers in the UAE stood at 3.8 million in 2010. Out of the total only 266,000 had University education while 2 million have no qualifications whatsoever. The expat-dominated UAE population was estimated to have grown to around 8.2 million by the […]

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Students in UAE can work legally with part time work permits

Students on university sponsorship can now legally work part-time upon receiving a permit from the Ministry of Labour under a new decree issued as part of the UAE Labour Law. The new part-time work permit regulation went into effect this year and is aimed at protecting student rights to stop employers exploiting them, said a […]

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Emirati representative mandatory for large companies

In a bid to further tighten the Emiratization policy, Ministry of Labor has clarified hat it will not deal with large companies that don’t have UAE nationals as their representatives. Humaid bin Deemas, executive secretary of the ministry said that The ministry would also ensure that the Emirati representative is genuine, and not employed to […]

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Retirement age for expatriates in UAE is now 65 years

Expatriates in the UAE have been given an additional five years of service with the Ministry of Labor revising the retirement age from 60 to 65. The ministry had last week announced the decision to reduce the validity of labor cards to two years from three, starting from January 1, 2011. This practically gives expat […]

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Labor fees restructured for private companies

Labor fees restructured for private companies

As part of restructuring the Labor Laws in UAE, the Ministry of Labor has announced a set of parameters classifying private companies into categories besides setting up a fee structure for processing labor permits and related services. According to the news report, Minister of Labor Saqr Ghobash has classified the companies on the basis of: […]

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