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UAE mobile court makes Company to pay workers salaries on the spot

UAE mobile court makes Company to pay workers salaries on the spot

Expats Law
The Abu Dhabi Labor Court was able to end a collective labor dispute in a company after visiting the worker's housing site through the mobile court, taking legal action, and completing the delivery of the dues to employees. The Abu Dhabi Labor Court has affirmed its keenness to expedite the termination of labor and collective cases and to facilitate the access of workers due to the needs of the workers in accordance with the directives of HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs. Issues and shorten litigation to achieve the primary objective of the fair justice system for all. It also referred to the adoption of a clear and specific mechanism in coordination with the concerned authorities to ensure the speedy end of such dispu...
Do You Know Your Philippine Passport Renewal Date!

Do You Know Your Philippine Passport Renewal Date!

Expats Law
Once pinoy applied for their passport renewal application in PCG Dubai they need to wait for few weeks until the new passport releases, Philippine consulate Dubai provide online inquiry status facility to OFW in Dubai. Below we see through the procedure to check online application status. To check release status consulate website not provide and data entry facilitation just a list is announced every few month of those applicants whom new e-passports are ready for collection. Dubai PCG provide pinoys link to that list. Related: How to Apply for OFW Passport Renewal Online in Dubai. To see this list applicant need to see the dates of 2nd week after application of passport renewal. Visit the Dubai PCG Passport Services website that is http://www.dubaipcg.dfa.gov.ph/index.php/serv
How to Open Bank Account in UAE for Free

How to Open Bank Account in UAE for Free

Expats Law
If you are looking to open bank account in UAE this is the right time to apply for it as bank account opening in UAE becomes easy as cooking noodles. How to open Free Bank Account in UAE: There are many banks to choose from but we come with the best bank in UAE for expats not only in UAE but it is the number one bank across all gulf regions. We are talking about Emirates NBD who created the “Liv” which is the first digital lifestyle banking app in UAE and is now allowing expats to apply for free bank account in UAE. About Liv? Liv is the brainchild of Emirates NBD group which is one of the most modern, innovative and trusted banking apps of its kind that helps around everything you possibly want from a world class bank. Benefits of Free Liv Bank Account: 1: A
Must Be Funny but it’s TRUE

Must Be Funny but it’s TRUE

Expats Law
If you’ve got a dirty car and plan to wash it when you get back from holiday, or even if you are in UAE but not washing your car properly, think again You’re carelessness could cost you Dh500 in fines from municipality. According to a rule issued by Dubai Municipality, residents will be issued with a Dh500 fine if they leave their vehicle parked on public parking spaces, and leave it unwashed for a long period of time. Not only in Dubai, has Sharjah municipality also giving dh500 tickets to dirty car owners. Dubai Municipality previously explained that this type of behavior can “tarnish the aesthetic appearance of the city,” and issued the reminder to residents who might be planning a long trip abroad during their summer holiday. Municipal inspectors will target vehicles t
Warning Issued to OFW in UAE by Embassy

Warning Issued to OFW in UAE by Embassy

Expats Law
The Philippine Embassy in UAE has issued a warning to Filipinos in the country to avoid investing their hard-earned money in bogus online investment schemes through social media channels. According to the embassy's Facebook page, these investment scams have recently spread online and are targeting unsuspecting members of the Filipino community in the UAE especially in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Scammers entice individuals to invest in high-earning products with a promise of massive returns.Below is the list of unauthorized companies published by SEC. The advisory urged Filipinos in the country to go through the website of the Philippines' Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to find out which entities are approved by the government to solicit funds. Those who invit...
UAE Family Visa Requirements and New Rules

UAE Family Visa Requirements and New Rules

Expats Law
The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) announced new UAE Family visa requirements today on Sunday, July 14 for expats who want to get or apply for family visa UAE. The Cabinet Decision No. 30 for year 2019 regarding expats who want to bring their families in UAE was approved earlier this year. According to the new policy, not the expat worker's profession/position but their net income would determine if they are eligible to sponsor the family or not. UAE Family Visa Requirements: In the statement issued today, ICA added that male and female expats - who work in UAE - can bring their family (spouse and children under-18 children and unmarried women), if he earns a monthly salary of 4000 AED without accommodation or 3000 AED plus accommodatio...
Can I take sick leave without UAE health certificate?

Can I take sick leave without UAE health certificate?

Expats Law, UAE NEWS
As an employee, it is your responsibility to prove your sickness through valid medical reports and/or medical certificates. Q-I often feel sick due to lack of rest and get a headache which may not require consultation with the doctor. I feel fine after I take rest for a day. But if I want to avail of any sick leave, my employer demands a Dubai Health Authority (DHA) sick leave certificate even for a day's leave. If I fail to provide one, my employer would either deduct my salary or deduct the day from my annual leave. A-As an employee, it is your responsibility to prove your sickness through valid medical reports and/or medical certificates. An employee should report to his employer within two days of his sickness. This is in accordance with Article 82 of the Federal Law No. 8 of 1980...
Here’s when your company can deduct your salary in UAE

Here’s when your company can deduct your salary in UAE

Expats Law, UAE NEWS
I recruited a Nepalese as a cleaner on a contract of unlimited duration. I spent Dh4,500 in November 2017 to get him a two-wheeler driving licence. The employee now wants to resign from employment and join another company. Can I recover the driving licence money? It is assumed that you gave a loan to your employee for the purpose of obtaining a driving licence and such a loan is documented between you and your employee. If such is the case, you may recover this money back from your employee. This is in accordance with Article 135 of the Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 regulating Employment Relations in the UAE. It states, "An employer may deduct any amounts owed to him by an employee from the latter's severance pay." Know the law An employer may recover a documented loan back from the emplo...
Dh50,000 Fine for employing worker for Below Reason as Per MoHRE

Dh50,000 Fine for employing worker for Below Reason as Per MoHRE

Expats Law
Those who are currently on the hunt for finding a job on a visit is warned by MoHRE, if they got caught they can face lifetime from entering the UAE and instantly deported from UAE. Also it has been asked jobseeker to not fall prey to the big promises made by employers and companies in Dubai as they can abuse visit visa holders because they cannot fall within labor laws of UAE.   Many employers ask seeker for Money in order to give them employment visa but usually, it will not happen they take the money and walk away. Jobseekers cannot be able to tell and complaint to authorities as they are on visit visa, not employment or work visa Though the law clearly states that people residing in the UAE on a visit visa are prohibited from working and that companies are prohibited fro...
UAE Pinoys, 3rd top money senders

UAE Pinoys, 3rd top money senders

OFW
Overseas Filipino workers (OFW) sent home the third biggest remittances among other expatriates working in the UAE last year. Filipino workers in the UAE sent Dh3.2 billion or around 7.9 percent of the entire remittances from the emirates. This is the third biggest remittance sent home by expatriates in the UAE, according to Wall Street Exchange. Overseas Filipino workers around the world sent home $9.74 billion from January to April this year, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was in the top four sources of remittances, according to Central Bank of the Philippines (CBP). CBP said the United States was the number one source of remittances, followed by Saudi Arabia, Singapore, UAE, United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Hong Kong and Germany, respectively. Remittances from these count...