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Legal View: Job contracts are employee friendly
In accordance with the provisions of the Labour Law, the maximum normal hours of work has been prescribed as eight hours a day or alternatively 48 hours a week.
Legal View: Unused annual leave can be encashed
Where a worker is dismissed or leaves his job after the period of notice, he shall be entitled to remuneration in respect of any days of annual leave not taken.
No penalty for internal contract breach
Any contract which contradicts the provisions of Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 of the UAE on labour relations shall be deemed null and void in accordance with Article 7 of Labour Law.
Employee can sue employer if severance pay is not given
Even if the employee had signed a document confirming the receipt of the settlement amount, a civil case can be filed against the employer.
Labour ban can be waived for certain professional levels
Prospective employer may apply for lifting the ban based on your proposed salary to be drawn by the employee in accordance with the rule.
Employers can be urged to bear costs of Emirates identity cards
In 2013, Eida had urged all employers to take up the responsibility of bearing the cost of Emirates ID cards of their employees.
Legal View: Unilateral salary reduction is illegal
The employer cannot unilaterally and at its own discretion reduce the remuneration in the employment contract filed with the Ministry of Labour, unless there is a written consent by the employee.
Legal View: Landlord cannot suspend services
The landlord may not issue an eviction notice to a tenant for the reason you have mentioned unless the government of Ajman has notified the landlord to replace the signboard or if the tenant is breaching the tenancy contract.
Legal View: Notice period only for unlimited contract
It should be noted that notice period is applicable only to unlimited employment contracts and no notice period is required for limited period employment contract.
Legal View: Seven days’ leave without consent results in absconding report
“A worker who has completed a period of one or more years of continuous service shall be entitled to severance pay on the termination of his employment.
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