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Ministry of HR & Emiratisation

  • Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 also known as the Labour Law as amended  governs the labor rights of employees in the private sector.

  • The Labor Law handles matters related to workers. It applies to all employees of UAE, whether UAE nationals or expatriates. However there are certain categories of employees who follow another  regulations.

  • Federal Decree No.48 of 2004 on the ratification of Arab Labor Convention No.18 for 1996 concerning the employment of minors.

  • Cabinet Decree No.15 for 2017 concerning service fees & admin  fines at the Ministry of HR & Emiratisation.

  • Ministerial Decree No.5/1 for 1981 on defining jobs that are considered hazardous, exhausting or detrimental to health, where minors are prohibited to work.

  • Ministerial Decree No.188 of 2010 concerning Regulations & Conditions for issuing Domestic Work permits.

  • Ministerial Decree No.1189 of 2010 on Regulations & Conditions for Issuing Work Permits to Minors & its amendments.

  • Ministerial Decree No. 713 of 2016 on the Employment & Training of Students.

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