A 50,000-dirham fine on an Emirati facility for recruiting domestic workers
The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, in collaboration with the police, was able to arrest approximately 45 firms specializing in the recruitment of domestic employees who did not have the requisite permits from the Ministry.
The ministries also explained that, during the past two weeks, they were able to arrest 4 violating facilities in the city of Al Ain, during an inspection campaign they carried out in cooperation with the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, Customs, Ports Security, and the Department of Economic Affairs. Development in Abu Dhabi - Al Ain Branch.
Imposing administrative fines amounting to 50 thousand dirhams
Following the arrest of the infringing establishments, all legal actions were pursued against them, and the Ministry levied substantial financial fines totaling several thousand dirhams. The businesses were shut down, and the Department of Economic Development posted closure notices on their doors."
Providing temporary housing for domestic workers
According to the UAE Ministry of Human Resources, interim housing has been given for domestic employees in the breaching establishments, and steps have been launched to transfer them - based on their wish - to approved institutions that hire domestic workers.
Warning about dealing with unlicensed labor establishments
The UAE Ministry of Human Resources has issued a warning against dealing with unauthorized recruiting and labor recruitment institutions, urging the public to check its website (mohre.gov.ae) and official channels to validate the permitted offices. The Ministry urged citizens to report such illegal practices. Through its online site. Official channels or by dialing 600590000 to reach the call center.
Strengthening the regulation of the labor market in the Emirates
In collaboration with its partners, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation implements joint inspection campaigns, relying on proactive monitoring and reports from community members, as well as regular inspection visits, to ensure that any recruitment activity is carried out solely by those authorized to recruit domestic workers. The Ministry continued.
"Field visits and joint inspection campaigns aim to strengthen the organization of the labor market, enhance its productivity, competitiveness, ease of doing business, and protect the rights of all concerned."
Domestic worker rights in the UAE?
- Paying her monthly salaries as required by the job contract, within ten days of the date on which they were received (the date on which the salaries were received).
- One day off with pay every seven days.
- 12 hours of rest every day, with 8 of those hours consisting of uninterrupted sleep.
- 30 days of paid vacation per year are standard.
- A one-way plane ticket back to the worker's country of origin once every two years.
- 30 days of paid time off each year for illness.
- The employee stores her identification documents, which may include her passport, identity card, and other documents.