Month: January 2018

Expats in Gulf mull future with taxes

Expats in Gulf mull future with taxes

Saudi
Many families living in Saudi Arabia say life is no longer affordable after new tax on dependents With the decrease in oil prices, their main source of income, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have been pushing for economic reforms and for new sources of income to help deal with deficits in budgets that are often largely dependent on the oil sector and that have reached unprecedented highs. New measures adopted by Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates included raising fuel prices, increasing service fees and reducing subsidies of basic supplies that are costing the states billions of dollars. Saudi Arabia, with a total population of more than 31 million that is larger than that of the other five GCC countries combined, was hit the hardest...
Expats Guide! Overstay fine can get fresh visa application rejected!

Expats Guide! Overstay fine can get fresh visa application rejected!

UAE
Approach GDRFA to seek their advice. My husband was employed in the UAE. Post-termination of his employment contract and the employment visa, he had overstayed in the UAE for 22 days, and was notified in respect of payment of overstay fines. When he arrived at the airport to travel back, he went to the immigration desk to pay the fine but was told that there were no fines against him. He asked the immigration official to double check but was asked to move on. My husband left the UAE after getting the exit stamp. Now, I am applying for his fresh visa to return to the UAE and it is getting rejected because it is being stated that he has been blacklisted on their system because of an overstay fine which was not paid. What can we do to remove him from the list? Pursuant to your...
Good news for OFW job seekers! List of highest paying jobs only for Filipinos!

Good news for OFW job seekers! List of highest paying jobs only for Filipinos!

UAE
There are around 10 million Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the world today. They work in various jobs in Dubai, Hong Kong, Canada, United Kingdom, and many other places. Most — if not all — regularly send money to their families back home in the Philippines. With so many OFWs, have you ever wondered exactly how much they make? In particular, what are the jobs that earn the highest salaries? In this article, we share the latest findings about the highest-paying jobs that our fellow Filipinos have in different parts of the world. Annual Report Reveals Highest-Paid Jobs of OFWs Recently, job portal WorkAbroad.ph released their annual Overseas Jobs and Salary Report. They discovered that the highest-paying jobs in 2017 include sea-based engineers, land-based engineers, health
UAE Expats! Your employer violating UAE Law If Terminating Employees for This Reason!

UAE Expats! Your employer violating UAE Law If Terminating Employees for This Reason!

UAE
Employment contract can be terminated by either employer and employee without the other’s consent 'I filed a complaint against my employer' I have worked in a company for more than two years. I have now filed a complaint against my employer for not granting me annual leave during this period. When the employer came to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, he gave me a termination letter. He said my services were being terminated because I had filed a complaint against him before the ministry. I refused to accept the letter. Is the employer entitled to terminate me for this reason, or am I entitled to object to it in court and request it to reinstate me? Will this termination be considered arbitrary dismissal? Will the termination letter be considered valid even though I
ATTENTION Expats! Here Are The List Of Government Jobs You Can Apply In UAE!

ATTENTION Expats! Here Are The List Of Government Jobs You Can Apply In UAE!

Jobs
There are many job opportunities available in the government sector for expats in the UAE. Many expatriates are working in the private sector in UAE. Many of them are keen to apply for government jobs in the country but are not sure how to go about it. There are many job opportunities available in the government sector for expats in the UAE. Let's take a look at some of the available options for them in the country. 1. Head of Human Capital Requisition ID: 18000061 Employer: Dubai Air Navigation Services Job Category: Human Resources (Human Resources) 2. Air Traffic Controller - Approach | ATC | DWC Requisition ID: 17002531 Employer: Dubai Air Navigation Services Job Category: Aviation (Travel, Tourism and Aviation) 3. Senior Occupational Therapist Requisiti...
Expats Learn Your Rights As An Employee! UAE Labor Law And Working Hours!

Expats Learn Your Rights As An Employee! UAE Labor Law And Working Hours!

UAE
Read the UAE Labour Law to learn your rights as an employee Understanding your employee rights is a very important part of living and working in the UAE. Below is the labour law, as published by the UAE Ministry of Labour with regards to worker’s hours. Working hours Article 65 The maximum number of ordinary working hours for adult workers shall be eight hours per day, or forty eight hours per week. The number of hours may be increased to nine hours per day for people employed in trade, hotels, cafeterias, security and other jobs whose addition may be made by virtue of a decision from the Minister of Labour. Furthermore, the daily number of working hours may be reduced for strenuous or harmful works and such by virtue of a decision from the Minister of Labour and Social Aff
“Filipinos changed my country”: Emirati man’s video paying tribute to Pinoys in UAE goes viral

“Filipinos changed my country”: Emirati man’s video paying tribute to Pinoys in UAE goes viral

UAE
An Emirati man created a video to pay tribute to the Filipinos in the UAE He said Filipinos brought many things which made UAE a better place to live The short clip has gone viral on social media within a few hours A Facebook video made by an Emirati man has been making the rounds on social media, earning praises from Filipinos, especially from migrant workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The short clip was created by Khalid Al Ameri and uploaded on his Facebook account. Within two hours, the video has gone viral and widely shared by Pinoys across all social media platforms. In the clip, Khalid paid tribute to Filipinos who helped him create the series of videos featuring many things about the UAE over the past two months. Khalid said that in his endeavor, h...
HAPPY News For UAE Expats! Labor LAW 2018, Public Holidays, Annual Leave And Other Benefits!

HAPPY News For UAE Expats! Labor LAW 2018, Public Holidays, Annual Leave And Other Benefits!

UAE
Here are some of the important features of the UAE Labour Law that cover these If you are working in the UAE, to know the labour laws of the country is crucial. It helps one clarify doubts regarding working hours, annual leave and several other job-related matters. The laws also spell out details about maternity leave, sick leave, employee records, safety standards, termination of employment and end of service gratuity payments. Let’s take a look at some of the important features of the UAE Labour Law that cover these. Working in the private sector Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 also known as the Labour Law governs the labour rights of employees in the private sector. The labour law handles a wide range of job-related matters. Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, known
REVEALED! This Is How Much UAE Nannies Are Earning Average Salary Per Month!

REVEALED! This Is How Much UAE Nannies Are Earning Average Salary Per Month!

UAE
A new salary survey from rise, a wealth platform for low-income migrants, found domestic helpers command higher salaries if they have first-aid skills or expertise on nutrition and child development A major survey charting the role of domestic nannies in the UAE has revealed the average salary is Dh1,800 per month - and that just 15 per cent have have any sort of childcare training. According to the UAE Nanny Salary Survey, from rise, a wealth platform for low-income workers, the majority of nannies (60 per cent) earn less than Dh2,000 working as a domestic helper, while 40 per cent earn Dh2,000 or more and one in ten over Dh3,000. The data was collected from more than 20,000 nanny-recruitment advertisements on Mary Poppins, a Facebook nanny-hiring group, which is run by rise....
ATTENTION Expats! If You Doing In this GCC Countries You Will Be Get Wide Ban or Deported!

ATTENTION Expats! If You Doing In this GCC Countries You Will Be Get Wide Ban or Deported!

Saudi
General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai (GDRFA) has just made a statement which is published by Gulf News today that the expatriates who are deported from one of the GCC countries would not be able to enter any of the GCC member countries upon work visa. Gulf News reported that the GDRFA, in its magazine Manafez Dubai that all six GCC countries (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman) have agreed upon this law and soon it will be implemented in all GCC countries. The country which will deport the expatriate will take his or her fingerprints and share it with all GCC member countries. The system to share this kind of information is already in place.[irp] Ban in cases of Criminal Offences: It is important to mention here that GCC countries alread...
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