Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Labour law violations is criminal offence -The Ministry of Labour U.A.E

The Ministry of Labour yesterday said that any violation of the text of the labour law is a criminal offence that merits punishment starting from suspension of a company's licence and fine to referral to the Public Prosecution.
The ministry acted in response to a complaint by an Asian worker during the Open Day, presided over by Acting Director-General Humaid bin Deemas.
The worker said she was asked to choose either termination of services or reduction of her salary to Dh1,500 from Dh2,500 as promised in her contract.
Bin Deemas told the worker she had the right, in case she refused the cut in her salary, to move to a job elsewhere. The ministry will give her a temporary permit to help find a new job, said the official. The ministry will also ensure the worker's former sponsor is made to give her everything that is hers by right, he added.