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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.
Legal view: Employees need not pay visa costs
There are no laws which prescribe that an employee should reimburse the employer towards the visa expenses.
Legal View: Some professionals can change jobs at any time
The employer and the employer may by mutual consent decide to change the status of the contract from limited to unlimited, at the time of its renewal.
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.
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