UAE Government: Conditions of the Working Hours Law in the UAE for the private sector

Abdallah Shahin - | Business

Without a doubt, the working hours laws in the United Arab Emirates for the private sector were enacted by a shrewd government in order to preserve the rights of workers and safeguard their interests. Below is a list of these conditions:

UAE working hours law for the private sector:

Working hours law
Working hours law

Daily working hours should be regulated so that the worker does not work more than five hours in a row without periods for rest, food and prayer that in total are not less than an hour, and these periods are not included in the calculation of working hours
For factories and factories where work is in successive regiments day and night, or in works where for technical and economic reasons it is necessary to continue work without stopping, the minister, by his decision, regulates how to grant workers breaks, food and prayer
If the working conditions require the worker to work more than the normal working hours, the period of the increase is considered overtime, for which the worker receives equal pay to the wage corresponding to the normal working hours plus an increase of not less than 25% of that wage
If the working conditions necessitate the employment of workers overtime between nine o'clock in the evening and four o'clock in the morning, the worker shall be entitled for the overtime the scheduled wage in relation to the normal working hours plus an increase of not less than 50% of that wage
Additional actual working hours may not exceed two hours per day unless the work is required, with the aim of preventing, eliminating or mitigating the effects of bodily loss or a serious accident
It should be taken into account that Friday is the normal weekly rest day for all workers, except day laborers, and if circumstances require the worker to work on this day, he must be compensated another day of rest, or he must be paid the basic wage for normal working hours plus at least 50% of that wage
The worker may not be employed more than two consecutive Fridays, except for Day Labor
If the working conditions require the worker to work during the holidays or holidays for which he receives a wage, he must compensate for it with another vacation with the payment of an increase in wages by 25% of his wage, and if he does not compensate for it with a vacation, the employer paid the worker an increase in his basic wage of 125% for working days
It is worth mentioning that government entities are not subject to the labor law, as they are governed by the human resources law of the federal government, and the human resources laws of the local governments of each emirate, where the working hours in the government sector are 7 hours a day, knowing that the manager of the entity has the full right to set certain daily working hours, depending on the requirements of work in that entity.

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