Sunday, August 28, 2011

No fines on private sector during Eid

Private sector firms which default on extending labour cards and other papers will be exempted from penalties during Eid al Fitr but they should finish all papers just after the end of the holiday, the Ministry of Labour has said.
The exemption covers all private sector transactions at the labour ministry, mainly labour cards which require employers to pay fines in case they do not renew them 60 days after they expire. Under the labour law, employers must pay Dh1,000 for each delay month.
“The ministry will not impose fines against companies which default in their transactions during Eid holiday,” the semi official Arabic language daily 'Al Ittihad' said, quoting an unnamed ministry official.
“All companies are required to immediately come to the ministry and finish those transactions just after the end of the holiday.”
Government departments will remain closed from Sunday (Aug 28) until Saturday (Sept 3). They reopen on Sunday (Sept 4).