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Legal View: Overstaying fines in case of visa delays
Issuance of any visa in the UAE is at the discretion of the competent Directorate of Residency and Foreigners’ Affairs.
Legal View: Deceased employee’s family will get end-of-service dues
The beneficiaries mentioned in the Will shall have the right to claim the end-of-service benefits from the employer, subject to compliance of all legal procedures.
Legal View: Report to ministry if salary not released
No claim of any entitlement due will be heard if brought to court after the lapse of one year from the date on which such entitlement became due.
Legal View: 12-month notice needed to evict tenant
For the purpose of renewing tenancy contract, landlord and tenant upon expiry of the tenancy contract may amend any of the contract’s terms or review the rent whether by increase or decrease.
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.
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