Expatriate Employees are professional or skilled workers who migrate from their native countries to work in other countries and settle temporarily or permanently for their job assignments abroad. The country has a comprehensive set of legislation for the expatriates who desire to settle here after accepting a job offer. Before formally accepting the job letter, such employees should consult the concerned attorneys of any emirate where they wish to work. The labour and employment lawyers are fully equipped with the legal formalities and lawful practices regarding employment in the country. Hence they help their clients in making an informed decision.
Employment contracts are the first step after job offer acceptance. The Country has it in bilingual layout. One of them is in the native language of the expatriates. The labor and employment lawyers stress upon this facet that their client should carefully read and fully understand the contract document. If any of the forms is not comprehensible, then they should get it properly translated to avoid any future ambiguity. This document should include some mandatory terms and conditions like the name of the employer, workplace location, nature of work, type of contract, date of starting the job assignment and termination date (in case of limited-term contract), mutually consented wage rate and payment schedule.
For hiring expatriate employees, the companies in the country, have to go through a comprehensive procedure. They first have to get themselves registered with the Ministry of Labor and Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs. They will then grant an IE card to enable the said company to apply for the Residence Visa of their non-native employee. This visa permits the employee to enter the country, for two months from its issuance date. Once the expatriate employee enters the premises, the specific supporting and financing company then obtains a medical clearance certificate for him. If this clearance process proceeds successfully, the worker gets a two-year visa on grounds of work commitments. To formally begin working in the country, the employer is responsible for applying and retrieving a Labor Card for the hired foreign national. The entire hiring cost including the employee lodging formalities is borne by the company in question.
An employee is a worker who is hired by an employer or organization to perform specific tasks and duties as per the directions given or policy formulated. They’re eligible for getting a pre-agreed wage for the work hours put in. These lawyers/legal consultants can expertly brief their clients regarding the work hours and leave specification rights while being employed. In UAE, work hours are restricted to eight hours a day. After working continuously for five hours a day, employees qualify for a break either for having a meal, rest or prayers. Traveling time to reach the workplace or going from it, meal or prayer intervals don’t get included while calculating the work hours. Some sectors like hotel business, trading zones, and security deployment departments may extend their work hours to nine hours a day. In the holy month of Ramadan, the normal work hours get reduced by two hours.
Overtime rules specify that an employee is to be paid an amount equivalent to their regular wage rate for the services rendered beyond the office hours, including an additional 25% of the wage for the accomplishments of such tasks. The overtime period cannot go beyond two hours in a day unless any unavoidable circumstances occur. Friday is an off day for all the employed staff. In the case of a fixed salaried employee, it goes against their rights if they’re asked to work on two successive rest days.
In the determination of leaves schedule, labour and employment lawyers can help guide the working class. Official government holidays are exercised on all the sectors of the state on the occasions of eid, national day, new Islamic year, and other noted religious days. An employer must grant one full month of leave period once in their entire tenure to the employee for performing Hajj. Newly appointed staff who’ve completed six months of service have the right to take two paid leaves in a month. Whereas, those with a service tenure of at least one year get thirty paid days of the annual leave. In case of any sickness or injury on the job, employees who’ve completed their probation period of three months are allowed to take ninety-days leave (depending upon the nature of the ailment) either in a continuous stream or in intervals.
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