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Ramadan in UAE : Labour Law & Your Legal Rights

This article discuss about Ramadan in UAE – Fasting in this sacred month, Labour Law and Your legal right as an employee including the working hours. About Ramadan Ramadan is one of the most important periods in the Muslim year. It is a time of spiritual awakening, self-evaluation and remembrance of Allah, which Muslims observe through fasting and prayer. Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset to commemorate the revelation of the Holy Quran and as an expression of their deep reverence to Allah and Prophet Mohammed. Traditionally, Muslims break their fast at Iftar after the evening prayers. Month of Ramadan … Continue reading Ramadan in UAE : Labour Law & Your Legal Rights

Employee Harassment

Employee harassment is one of the most common complaints heard in any part of the world. While some countries like United Kingdom ensure any kind of harassment or bullying against employees is prohibited under Law, the same can’t be said about the United Arab Emirates. Protection from harassment in the U.K In the United Kingdom, under S26 of the Equality Act 2010, an employer can be vicariously liable for harassment and bullying caused by their employees. This liability extends to harassment by one employee against another as well as third parties harassing any person in the work place. In order … Continue reading Employee Harassment

Lift Work Ban & Transfer of Ownership in UAE

Lifting Work Ban If you have a work ban (also known as visa ban or labour ban) and want to get lifted before it expires in 6 months or 1 year time, you should read further. If you want to lift work ban, provided that you will receive an NOC (no objection certificate) from the company who cancelled your labor card. Ministry of Labor will impose the ban when the employee leaves the sponsoring employer before the expiry of the labor card provided that the employer’s NOC is not accompanied with the cancellation/transfer request. Minister of Labor may also lift … Continue reading Lift Work Ban & Transfer of Ownership in UAE