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Legal View: UAE enhanced retirement age from 60 to 65 years
The free-zones are not bound to follow the changes in the federal labour laws or regulations, which among other things include the prescribed retirement age.
Legal view: No provision for paternity leave as per federal law
If the employer fail to comply with his obligations towards him as provided for in the contract, the employee can lodge a complaint against his employer citing non-fulfilment of obligations
Civil action possible against prospective employer
Employer is not entitled to receive any amount of money for the visa cost incurred if the employee wish to leave, whether during probation or after completing it.
Legal View: Free-zone job disputes outside federal law
If an employer reduces the notice period the employee will be entitled to payment for the full notice period as prescribed in the employment contract, even if only part of the full period is worked.
Employment ban can be lifted if salary clause is met
The new wage should not be less than Dh12,000 at the first professional level, Dh7,000 at the second and Dh5,000 at the third professional level.
Employees entitled to payments for overtime
The maximum normal hours of work has been prescribed as eight hours a day or alternatively 48 hours a week.
Domestic workers outside purview of ‘Labour Law’
Visa for domestic workers is issued directly by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners’ Affairs(the immigration department).
30 days leave only after completion of one year
Employee entitled to take two days of leave every month after completing six months of service in accordance with the Labour Law.
Legal View: Broker’s fee in Dubai is negotiable
Real estate brokerage in Dubai is regulated by By-Law No 85 of 2006 Regarding the Regulation of Real Estate Brokers’ Register in the Emirate of Dubai
Non-payment of salary is violation of UAE laws
Non-payment of salary by an employer is a violation of the labour laws in the UAE.
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