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Chapter X: Labour Inspection - UAE Labor Law

Article 166 Labour inspection shall be carried out by special inspectors affiliated to the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, who shall have the powers and authority specified in this Law. Labour inspectors shall carry identity cards to be issu...

Chapter XII: Concluding Provisions - UAE Labor Law

Article 187 The Minister of Labour and Social Affairs shall issue resolutions naming labour departments and offices entrusted with the application of this Law and specifying their territorial jurisdiction. Article 188 The heads of labour departmen...

Chapter XI: Penalties - UAE Labor Law

Article 181 Without prejudice to any severer penalty provided for in any other law, a penalty of imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months and/or a fine not less than three thousand Dirhams but not exceeding ten thousand Dirhams shall be im...

Chapter IX : Collective Labour Disputes - UAE Labor Law

Article 154 A “collective labour dispute” refers to any dispute between an employer and his workers, which involves the common interest of all or a group of the workers in a certain firm, occupation, trade or professional sector. Article 155 W...

Chapter VIII: Compensation For Occupational Injuries - UAE Labor Law

Article 142 Where a worker sustains any of the work-related injuries and occupational diseases listed in Schedules 1 and 2 attached to this Law, the employer or his representative shall report the matter immediately to the police and to the labour d...

Chapter VII: Termination and Severance Pay - UAE Labor Law

Section I: Termination of Employment Article 113 An employment contract shall terminate in any of the following cases: 1.By mutual agreement of the Parties, provided that the worker's consent is given in writing; 2.Upon expiry of its term, unless...

Chapter VI: Disciplinary Rules - UAE Labor Law

Article 102 The disciplinary measures that an employer or his representative may impose on the workers shall be as follows: 1.Warning. 2.Fine. 3.Suspension from work with reduced pay for a period not to exceed 10 days. 4.Denial or deferment of p...

Chapter V: Workers Safety, Protection, Health And Social Care - UAE Labor Law

Article 91 Each employer shall provide appropriate safety measures to protect workers against the hazards of occupational injuries and diseases that may occur during the work, and also against fire and other hazards that may result from the use of m...

Chapter IV: Working Hours and Leaves - UAE Labor Law

SECTION I: Working Hours Article 65 The maximum normal working hours for adult workers shall be eight hours in the day, 48 hours in the week. They may be increased to nine hours a day in commercial establishments, hotels, cafeterias, security servi...

Chapter II: Employment Of Workers Children And Women - UAE Labor Law

Section I: Employment of Workers Article 9 Work is an inherent right of the Nationals of the United Arab Emirates. Non- nationals may not engage in any work within the State except in accordance with the conditions stipulated in this Law and its ex...