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The Free-Zone employees can approach the Labour Office and accordingly the complaint is transferred to the Labour Court without any interference from the Ministry of Labour with all decisions to be made by the Labour Court.
An employer cannot rejects an employee’s resignation, provided the employee gives due notice and obtains the employer’s signature on his/her resignation letter, or sends the resignation letter by fax, email or postal mail.
The employee should get the employer’s written approval for any request to work beyond the notice period. It is to be noted that any employee who continues to work beyond 4 months of the notice period, should automatically withdraw his/her resignation.
In the case of dismissal or leaving the country, the employee is entitled to get the return ticket to his/her origin country, as well as in the event of completion of the agreed contract term. In case of the employee’s resignation or being dismissed as per the Article No. (120) of the Labour Law, then the employee is not entitled to receive a return ticket.
The Emirati employee who is not registered in the Pensions Authority, takes his/her end of service remuneration from the company that he/she is retiring from. If he/she is registered in the Pensions Authority, then he/she is entitled to take end of service remuneration from the Pensions Authority.
That is not permissible and is considered a violation to labour law and in case the employee agrees, he/she is also considered as a violator. The employee is supposed to notify the Ministry of Labour relations department that he/she has been suspended from duty, not later than 3 months from the suspension date.
Yes, since the days that exceeds the balance of annual leave is considered as absence. As stated in the labour law, article (120); in case of the absence of more than 7 days, the employer may dismiss the employee without warning, unless there are force majeure circumstances that prevents the employee from resuming his/her work in time after completion of the annual leave days.
The overtime is calculated upon the gross salary (basic salary + the agreed allowances) and the employee is entitled for overtime with an increase of not less than 25% of that wage. In case the overtime is performed between the hours of 9 pm and 4 am, then the employee ought to be paid an increase not less than 50 % of that wage.
Yes, the employer has the right and he/she can decide when the annual leave starts. In addition, the employer can (in a very critical business situation) divide the annual vacation period into two and transfer the remaining days to the following year.
The End of Service Remuneration is calculated according to the last paid basic salary only, without any allowances.
Yes, after obtaining a part-time work permit to work for another entity
Yes: but only if they are owned by the same sponsor and offering the same profession and the allowances
In general limited contracts mention start/end dates, the unlimited ones only specify joining dates, each follow respective provisions depending on the situation
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