In this article, we will delve into the details of UAE labour law vacation days in 2023, highlighting the rights and entitlements of employees.
For expert guidance on labour cases related to vacation days or any other employment matters, Younis Mohammed Al Blooshi Lawyer & Legal Consultant is your trusted resource in the UAE.
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UAE labour law vacation days.
- As per Article 21 of the UAE Labour Law, employees in the private sector are entitled to at least one paid rest day per week, as specified in their employment contract or company work regulations. Employers can increase the number of weekly rest days based on their company policies.
- UAE Labour Law also guarantees employees are entitled to paid leave on public holidays.
Working During Official Holidays or Leave Days.
Sometimes, employees may be required to work during official holidays or leave days. UAE Labour Law (Article 28) outlines clear compensation for such instances. If an employee works during these days, they are entitled to one of two options:
- Compensation with another rest day.
The employer must provide the employee with another day off to compensate for the holiday or leave day worked.
Alternatively, the employee can be paid for the worked day, receiving their regular wage plus an additional 50 percent on their basic wage. This ensures that employees are fairly compensated for their dedication during these exceptional circumstances.
FAQs about UAE labour law vacation days.
Understanding vacation days under UAE Labour Law is essential for employers and employees.
It ensures that employees have time to rest and enjoy their lives outside of work while also providing clear guidelines for compensation when work is required during holidays or leave days.
Younis Mohammed Al Blooshi Lawyer & Legal Consultant is the best choice in the UAE for expert guidance on labour cases related to vacation days or any other employment matters.
By upholding these regulations, the UAE demonstrates its commitment to the well-being and rights of its workforce, contributing to a fair and balanced work environment.
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