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Midday work ban in UAE to begin from June 15 for three months

June 02, 2021
The UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation will begin implementing the ban on works performed under the sun and in open places from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., beginning from June 15 until Sept. 15. — Courtesy file photo
The UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation will begin implementing the ban on works performed under the sun and in open places from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., beginning from June 15 until Sept. 15. — Courtesy file photo

ABU DHABI —The UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation will begin implementing the ban on works performed under the sun and in open places from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., beginning from June 15 until Sept. 15.

Under the decision, daily working hours, for the morning, evening, or both shifts, are not to exceed eight hours. If someone works for more than eight hours within 24 hours, the extra time will be deemed overtime, for which the worker is to be paid, in accordance with the provisions of the country's law.

Any establishment that does not comply with the terms and conditions of the decision shall be fined 5,000 dirhams per worker, and a maximum of 50,000 dirhams in case several workers are employed during the ban. In addition, the breaching establishment will have its file suspended or its status downgraded in the ministry's classification system based on how grave the breach is.

Pursuant to the provisions of the decision, employers must place a schedule of the daily working hours in a prominent site in the workplace, and in addition to Arabic, the schedule must be written in the language, which workers understand.

The decision also requires employers to provide appropriate protective devices that protect workers from the injuries they may have due to using the machines and other tools and to follow all the other methods of protection, provided in the country's labor law and its implementing Ministry decisions. Workers must follow the instructions that aim at protecting them from the dangers and stop committing any act that is likely to impede the implementation of the instructions.

The Ministry urged community members to report any violations by calling the toll-free number, 80060, which is available 24 hours a day in four different languages. — WAM


June 02, 2021
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