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Mohammad issues resolution on Ministry of Labour fines
Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012
Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, issued a resolution amending fees and fines for services provided by the Ministry of Labour.
According to the latest edition of the official gazette, Resolution No 10 of 2012 stipulates amending some provision of Cabinet Decision No 27 of 2010 regarding fees and fines levied for services offered by the Ministry.
The resolution will take effect from August 1, excluding fines for issuing and renewing labour cards which were implemented on January 2011.
The Ministry will levy a Dh100 fine for every day delay in the issuance of a mission labour card, and a Dh100 fine for every day delay from those who fail to renew the mission card.
A Dh20,000 fine will be issued for providing labour accommodations that do not meet the standards set by the ministry. Companies will be fined Dh20,000 for not using a worker for a period of two months. A Dh20,000 fine will be imposed on companies for charging the labourer the employment expenses incurred by the company and cutting the labourer’s wages without a legal contract, not abiding by rules regarding the employment of Emiratis, not responding to summons within a specific time set by the minister for matters related to labourer affairs, not reporting an absconding worker, and making false reports about absconding workers.
Establishments found to be violating the midday break rule will face a fine of Dh15,000, and companies not registering in the wage protection system and not providing and not following procedures for vocational safety and health regulations will be fined Dh10,000. Companies will also face a Dh10,000 fine for not reporting the death of a worker or injuries sustained by the labourers during work, for not addressing violations found in labour accommodations within the time period provided by the ministry.
Any other fines related to violations in labour relations or rules regarding labour relations will be specified by a resolution from the Cabinet,.
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