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Midday break rule ends today in UAE

Midday break rule ends, Midday break, UAE

Dubai - The ministry had implemented the midday break rule for three months during summer.



By Web Report

Published: Sun 15 Sep 2019, 11:15 AM

Last updated: Sun 15 Sep 2019, 5:04 PM

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has announced that the midday break rule period, which started on June 15, prohibiting any outdoor labour work between 12.30pm and 3pm, will end today, September 15.

The mandatory annual midday work break, which was implemented by Minister of Labour, aims to ensure the well-being of labourers who work in the scorching heat during the summer months, from June 15 to September 15.

The implementation of the afternoon work ban decision has set the daily working hours to an eight-hour maximum, alternated between day and night shifts, according to the provisions of Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 on the organisation of labour relations, 'additional work is compensated.'


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