Thursday, January 13, 2011

UAE employee dies outside country entitled to receive Gratuity

UAE employees happen to die outside the country, then their families are entitled to receive financial dues including gratuity. If UAE employees happen to die outside the country, then their families are entitled to receive financial dues including gratuity, according to the Ministry of Labour. Labour card cancellation effective upon receipt of death certificate or lapses automatically after six months
In the weekly session, while addressing labour issues, Khalil Khouri, Director of Work Permits, Labour Ministry, said: "If any person were to die outside the UAE, while being legally employed in the Emirates, then the financial dues of the deceased as per the employment contract should be handed over to the family."
"Similarly, the labour card of the deceased will be cancelled once the death certificate - duly attested by both the embassy of the country where the person died as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - is presented.
Alternatively, the labour card will be automatically cancelled after six months as per labour laws," Khouri was quoted as saying by 'Al Khaleej' newspaper.
Answering a labour transfer query, Khouri said employees can be transferred to another facility, if the company they were working for is closed. But in uch cases, the ministry should be notified of the closure of the company within two months. Following which, the Inspection Department will study the complaint and, if need be, punishment procedures intiated against the owner.
Meanwhile, Khouri rejectd the request of an administrative manager who wanted to transfer to another company on the grounds that he had not completed two years with his current employer and he earned a salary of Dh12,000 as specified under the 'skill level 1 category'.
He added that salaries recorded in employment permits cannot be revised.