Sunday, January 2, 2011

UAE retirement age increased from 60 to 65

New norm part of the labour rules revision to help expatriates who otherwise retire at 60
Expatriates in the UAE have been given an additional five years of service with the Ministry of Labour revising the retirement age from 60 to 65.
Part of the widespread changes in the country's labour law will allow expats to secure visas up to the age of 65 years, Arabian Business reported quoting an unnamed official of the ministry.
“The retirement age before was 60, now it’s 65. They raised the retirement age [under the new legislation,” the official told the website.
The ministry had last week announced the decision to reduce the validity of labour cards to two years from three, starting from January 1, 2011. This practically gives expat workers the freedom to switch jobs without a no-ojection certificate (NoC) from the employer.
The previous law had ensured workers get a six-month ban forcing them to leave the country if their employers refuse the NoC.