United Arab Emirates
HR & Labor
From February 4th 2018, the vetting procedure for non-UAE nationals entering for employment purposes will become more stringent in order to receive visa approval, a certificate of good conduct and behavior will be required assuring the good standing and character of an individual for the past 5 years. The process was put in place to ensure a clean criminal record not only in their country of origin but also if they resided anywhere previous to there.
No official minimum wage
August 31: Arafat (Haj) Day
September 1-3: Eid Al Adha
September 22: Hijri New Years Day
November 30: Prophet Mohammed's Birthday/Martyrs' Day
December 2: UAE National Day
December 3: UAE National Day Holiday
January 1: New Years Day
April 13: Israa & Miaraj Night
June 14: Eid Al Fitr Holiday
June 15: Eid Al Fitr
August 21: Arafat (Haj) Day
August 22: Eid Al Adha Day
August 23: Eid Al Adha Holiday
September 11: Hijri New Years Day
November 20: Prophet Mohammed's Birthday
November 30: Martyrs' Day
December 02: UAE National Day
December 03: UAE Natoinal Day Holiday
Total pension fund contribution is 26%, with 6% contribution from the government.
Employer are required to contribute 15% of employees wages to their pension fund.
Employees are required to contribute 5% of their wages to their pension fund.
No official information, it is decided in the contract the employee signs.
Advance notice period is 30 days
If an employer terminates an employee prior the required 30 days’ notice, then employer is responsible for compensating 30 days of salary to the employee.
If an employee decides to terminate the contract before it is expired, they must compensate the employer the total salary of 45 days or remain until the contract ends.
Employees are not entitled to sick leave during their probation period. However, after those 9 months, employees are paid 100% of their wages for the first 15 days of the sick leave, 50% for the next 30 days and are not reimbursed for any additional days following.
Employers must allow all employees to take leave without pay for Haji one time during their employment. This cannot last more than 30 days.
Employees who has been in the company for more than six months but less than a year will accumulate two days per every month in the company. After 1 year, they will be entitled to a minimum of thirty days off.
Employees who have worked 11 continuous months are eligabale for the 12th month paid Holiday. One month full salary paid while employee is on leave.
The standard rate is 5%.