UAE issues a decision regarding the expenses for the return of residents to their country
In the event that a domestic worker is hired through the office that handles recruitment of domestic workers, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization has detailed the tasks that the domestic worker is expected to fulfill in the event that his employment is terminated following the trial period.
Through its account on the "X" platform, the Ministry of Labor and Social Security noted that if a domestic worker is recruited directly rather than going through the domestic worker recruiting office, the worker is responsible for paying the costs associated with his return to his home country as well as any other obligations owed to the employer.
The situation in which the employer covers the return expenses
The expense of the domestic worker's return to his or her home country will be covered by the employer if the worker is unable to do so on their own.
In the event that members of the general public are recruited through a labor recruitment office, the provisions of Article (5) of the federal decree law regarding domestic service workers require that the recruitment office fulfill a number of obligations, These responsibilities include paying the costs associated with returning the domestic worker to his home country.
In the case that the worker is required to report back to the recruitment office, the office is also responsible for finding housing for the worker and returning any unused funds to the employer in accordance with the length of time that is left on the contract.
Six million five hundred thousand employees in the unemployment insurance system
On the other hand, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization made a recent announcement that more than six million and five hundred thousand employees have participated in the system of unemployment insurance since it went into effect on the first of January of last year until the first of October of this year.
Workers in the federal government sector as well as workers in the private sector, both citizens and residents, are included in the system. However, the investor (the owner of the facility in which he works), auxiliary workers, temporary contract workers, juveniles under the age of 18, and retirees who are receiving a retirement pension but have joined a new job are not included in the system and are therefore not required to register.