Human Resources and Emiratisation: The worker bears all these expenses in this case

When a domestic worker is hired through the Domestic Labor Recruitment Office, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization has outlined what happens to him when his contract expires following the trial period.

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The Ministry clarified through its "X" platform account that in the event that it hires a domestic worker directly rather than via the domestic worker recruitment office, the worker is responsible for covering the cost of his return travel expenses and any other outstanding debts to the employer.

The employer will cover the expense of the domestic worker's return travel if he is unable to do so.

However, the provisions of Article (5) of the federal decree law regarding domestic service workers obligate the recruitment office to undertake several obligations, including the costs of returning the domestic worker to his country, in the event that the general public is recruited through a labor recruitment office.

In addition, the office is in charge of housing the employee in the event that he returns to the recruitment office and repaying any remaining funds to the employer in accordance with the remaining terms of the contract.

Conversely, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization recently declared that over 6.5 million workers had enrolled in the unemployment insurance program since its implementation on January 1st, 2018, through October 1st.

The system covers both citizens and residents who work for the federal government as well as private sector employees. It does not include the investor (the owner of the company where he works), temporary contract workers, auxiliary workers, minors under the age of 18, retirees who receive retirement benefits, and people who have changed jobs but are still receiving their pension.

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