Month: October 2017

IMPORTANT Info For Expats! You Must Know This Law When You are Quiting job!

IMPORTANT Info For Expats! You Must Know This Law When You are Quiting job!

UAE
Compensation can be up to half the remuneration amount for 3 months Is it legal for an employer to ask for monetary compensation from an employee who resigns during the probation period? I resigned from my company during my probation period as I was made to work longer hours and I was not given a day off. My human resources department, however, said I would need to pay Dh2,500 towards visa costs. Please clarify. It is presumed that your employment is subject to provisions of the Federal Law No 8 of 1980 on the Regulation of Labour Relations (the "Labour Law"). Pursuant to your question, it may be noted that an employer is within its rights to seek compensation from an employee who may resign before the completion of the contract period and the same applies even if the terminat...
ATTENTION Filipinos! You Must Need This Certificate While Renewing Your Passport!

ATTENTION Filipinos! You Must Need This Certificate While Renewing Your Passport!

UAE
A number of Philippine missions are now requiring Filipinos to bring a copy of their birth certificates before proceeding to renew their passports or risk not getting processed at all. The new requirement applies to Filipino passport holders whose passports only provide “province of birth.” “We are now required to input the city or municipality of birth. This is why we require our compatriots to bring their birth certificates so we can scan it together with the passport application and send it to Manila,” Philippine Vice-Consul to Dubai Elizabeth Picar Ramos told Gulf News. To fix the issue, such affected passport holders are now required to bring their birth certificates issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (previously National Statistics Office). Vice Consul
IMPORTANT INFO For EXPATS! Now You Can SPONSOR Your HUSBAND/WIFE To UAE, All You NEED Only THESE Document!

IMPORTANT INFO For EXPATS! Now You Can SPONSOR Your HUSBAND/WIFE To UAE, All You NEED Only THESE Document!

UAE
In case you are planning to bring your spouse to Dubai and sponsor their residence visa, here’s a guide to help you do so. Below is a list of requirements, qualification and steps based on an experience by one of our readers who have shared their experience with us. Please be guided accordingly. First and foremost, you need to make sure you are qualified. In order to process a residence visa for your spouse, here are the qualifications: Husband Sponsoring Wife in UAE For a husband to sponsor his wife, his salary should be at least 4000 AED (or 3000 AED with Accommodation Allowance from his company) Wife Sponsoring Husband in UAE For a wife to sponsor his husband, she should fall under the following professions: Doctor, Engineer, or Teacher. Her salary should be at least 40
IMPORTANT Info For EXPATS! Can you travel with a passport due to expire in two months?

IMPORTANT Info For EXPATS! Can you travel with a passport due to expire in two months?

UAE
In accordance with the Pakistan Passport & Visa Manual 2006, there is no restriction on renewal of passport before its expiry. I am a Pakistani national with a UAE visa valid until July 2018. I am planning a travel to Pakistan and will be coming back on December 17, 2016. However, my passport will expire on February 20, 2017. Will my passport be valid for another two months and I can get it renewed here in the UAE? Is there a chance of facing restriction on travelling and coming back to UAE? Pursuant to your queries, since your passport is valid when you re-enter UAE on December 17, 2016 there should not be any problem as you are on residence visa of UAE. Upon your arrival you may apply for renewal of your passport through the Pakistani Embassy or Consulate in the UAE. In acc...
8 Things You Should Never Do On An Empty Stomach

8 Things You Should Never Do On An Empty Stomach

Health
According to experts, doing certain things on an empty stomach can have detrimental effects on our health. Drinking warm lemon water after getting up is certainly healthy, but there are some things you should never do in the morning on an empty stomach. Here are 8 morning habits that are harming our health: Drinking coffee and tea Millions of people around the world start their day with coffee or tea, but this may lead to acid reflux or heartburn which can damage your intestinal lining. Before drinking anything in the morning, you should first drink a glass of water. Add some cream or milk in your first cuppa Joe in order to reduce its negative effects. Drinking alcohol Drinking alcohol in the morning after getting is highly dangerous. Alcohol is directly absorbed in the bl...
Beware UAE Employees! Doing This At Your Work Place is Illegal And Punishable!

Beware UAE Employees! Doing This At Your Work Place is Illegal And Punishable!

UAE
The recordings in an electronic device can be submitted to the relevant government departments. If an employer has used foul language when addressing employees and we have a recording of it, what legal recourse do we have against the employer? Is it legal for us to have recorded his abuse? Pursuant to your queries, an employer should not use foul or abusive language with his employees. Electronic voice recording of an individual should not be done without the consent of the person. However, in the case of usage of foul language by the employer, an employee has to first file a complaint with the Ministry of Human Resource and Emiratisation (the 'Ministry'). This is in accordance with Article 136 of the Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 Regulating Employment Relations, stating: "The Emplo...
HH the President of UAE issues New Law! 6 Months Jail and Dh50,000 Fine for Cyber Crime!

HH the President of UAE issues New Law! 6 Months Jail and Dh50,000 Fine for Cyber Crime!

UAE
UAE Cybercrime Law No. 5 of 2012, issued by the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa, includes a range of violations and penalties. The UAE has clear – and strict – laws against cybercrimes, with various penalties that can include lengthy prison terms and fines of up to Dh3 million. UAE Cybercrime Law No. 5 of 2012, which was issued by the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, includes a range of violations and penalties, with fines ranging between Dh50,000 and Dh3 million depending on the type and severity of offence. · Those caught gaining access to a website, network or system without authorisation are to be imprisoned and fined at least Dh50,000, but fines can go as high as Dh1 million if personal information is stolen or deleted. · Those caught us
UAE New Rules Only For EXPATS! You MUST Know These Recent Amendments To UAE Labour Regulations!

UAE New Rules Only For EXPATS! You MUST Know These Recent Amendments To UAE Labour Regulations!

UAE
Three new ministerial decrees containing a new set of rules for the labour market were issued by the UAE Ministry of Labour last year and came into force on the 1st of January this year. The decrees are expected to alter the contractual relationship between employers and workers in the UAE. The UAE Federal Law No. (8) of 1980, as amended, (the “UAE Labour Law”) governs the relationship between employers and employees. New ministerial decrees issued by the UAE Ministry of Labour (MoL) on the 27th of September 2015 contain a new set of rules for the labour market. The decrees came into force on the 1st of January this year and are expected to alter the contractual relationship between employers and workers in the UAE. Although these decrees do not amend the UAE Labour Law (which is
Important Law For OFW! List Of Items Banned Inside Balikbayan Boxes to Philippines!

Important Law For OFW! List Of Items Banned Inside Balikbayan Boxes to Philippines!

UAE
The following items are prohibited inside every balikbayan box sent by Filipinos overseas to consignees/recipients in the Philippines. Alcoholic beverages Dismantled Auto Parts (Chop chop) Cultural artifacts and pottery Dog and cat fur Firearms, Explosives & Guns, including parts of Food products such as cheese, meat Hazardous Materials Trophies, gold, Haitian Meats, Livestock and poultry Merchandise from embargoed countries Textiles (roll) Trademarked and copyrighted articles Fluids and Perishable food items Automobiles (any parts) Ceramic tableware Defense articles or items with military or proliferation applications Prohibited drugs and drug paraphernalia Fish and wildlife Fruits and vegetables Game and hunting Ani...
Working on Husband Visa (Housewife)

Working on Husband Visa (Housewife)

UAE
Welcometo UAE LABOURS Free Platform, a short but an important Guide is here for our visitors around the globe, especially for those ladies or spouse who are looking for a job/work under Husband visa in Dubai. Pleasenote that you are not allowed to work in United Arab Emirates on Housewife visa, you can see the written statement on your printed visa page mentioning “Housewife not allowed to work”. See below image as an Example. But the question is..! How other married female expats in UAE are working? Or the questions we have been asked quite time. How Ladies under Husband visa are working in Dubai? How to work on Husband Visa in Dubai? Is working on Husband Visa allowed? If work on housewife visa is not legal then how hundreds of housewife’s are working? F
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