The date for amending the duration of work permits in the Emirates and raising the maximum salary

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The UAE parliament has recently discussed amending the duration of work permits in the UAE in line with the conditions of small companies that have been burdened by the burdens of the recent short duration of work permits, and discussing raising the maximum salary limit.

The day that the period of work permits in the Emirates will be changed, as well as the maximum wage that can be earned, Recent discussions in the parliament of the UAE have focused on the possibility of increasing the maximum income ceiling and extending the maximum period of work permits in the country, This would bring the UAE in line with the conditions of small businesses, which have been hampered by the short term of work permits in recent years.

Parliamentary recommendation on extending work permits to 3 years

A parliamentary report that was prepared by the Financial, Economic and Industrial Affairs Committee of the Federal National Council, on the subject of "The Impact of Legislation Regulating Labour Market Activities on Economic Changes in the State," confirmed that reducing the duration of work permits issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation to two years caused financial and administrative burdens that affected the employer, and recommended amending the work law, The report was on the subject of "The Impact of Legislation Regulating Labour Market Activities on Economic Change.

The period of notification of the worker to the employer regarding leaving work

The time period during which the worker must give notice to the employer that they will be leaving their job, The report, which is being discussed by the members of the Council during its session that is scheduled to take place today, has recommended increasing the period of notification of the worker to the employer, regarding leaving work, to become three months instead of (14) days according to the work contract during the trial period, while revealing that the number of small and medium companies in the country has decreased by more than (50%) according to the most recent statistics from the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

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the system for collecting work permit

Discussing the amendment of the labor system in the UAE

Having a conversation on the upcoming changes to the UAE's labour system, In more specific terms, the Federal National Council is currently meeting today for its tenth session of the fourth regular session of the 17th legislative term, This meeting is being presided over by the Speaker of the Council, Saqr Ghobash, and it is being held in order to discuss the topic of "the impact of legislation regulating labour market activities on economic changes in the country," The group appeared to have arrived at a decision, according to the report. A number of suggestions made by the parliamentary body are connected to the legislative and executive frameworks, These recommendations are based on the observations and conclusions that the parliamentary body monitored, There were two different facets included in the suggestions for the legislative framework, The first thing that needs to be done is to think about changing the Federal Decree-Law No, (33) of 2021 governing the organisation of labour relations, as well as any amendments to that law, as well as any executive rules or legal systems that it establishes, It included "modifying the duration of work permits to be three years instead of two years in order to reduce financial costs," as well as "increasing the period of notification of the worker to the employer to become from one month to three months instead of 14 days, according to the work contract during the probationary period," and "the requirement to complete a period of one year in case the worker wishes to move." To another employer after the end of the probationary period (this condition is cancelled if the employer agrees to transfer the worker), and not to oblige the employer to bear the expenses of returning the worker to his place of recruitment or any other place that the two parties have agreed upon in the event that the worker commits a mistake or in any other case where the worker is dismissed from their position. This condition is cancelled if the employer agrees to transfer the worker. Without prior notice or in the event of a break from work, and the establishment of a system to notify the employer that notifies him of the return of the worker to the state, as well as the extension of the term of compensation for the employer to become six months after the conclusion of the employment contract.

Discussing the system for collecting work permit and retirement fees in the UAE

A discussion on the process through which the United Arab Emirates collects the payments for work permits and retirement, According to the report, the parliamentary recommendations of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation included "not collecting additional fees for the work permit from the new employer when the worker moves to another facility, and coordinating with the General Pension and Social Security Authority regarding finding a mechanism to encourage entrepreneurs to register in the retirement system by reducing the cost of Subscription fees for citizen entrepreneurs." This recommendation was included in the parliamentary recommendation.

Parliament's recommendation regarding raising the maximum salary in the Emirates

A review of raising the maximum salary for the subscription account currently in force (50,000 dirhams in the private sector) was discussed in the last parliamentary session in the UAE, and taking into account the diversity of the activities of the sectors operating in the country during the issuance of the Cabinet’s decision regarding reducing working hours for the month of Ramadan.

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