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Overtime Clause in Employment Contract UAE Dubai

overtime clause in employment contract

The overtime clause in employment contract outlines the conditions and remuneration for any extra work beyond the regular working hours.

In this article, we will discuss the overtime clause in the employment contract in the UAE and overtime calculation.

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What Does Overtime Clause in Employment Contract Mean?

The overtime clause in an employment contract is a legal provision that governs the conditions and remuneration for any extra work beyond the regular working hours.

The clause outlines the maximum number of overtime hours an employee can work, the rate of overtime pay, and the circumstances under which overtime is required.

Overtime Calculation In UAE.

The UAE Labour Law stipulates the conditions and remuneration for overtime work. As per the law, the employer may ask the worker to work overtime, provided the number of extra hours does not exceed two hours in one day.

In case the nature of the job demands the worker to work beyond their regular working hours, they are eligible to receive compensation equivalent to their normal working hours’ remuneration, based on their basic salary, along with an additional 25% of that pay.

However, if the overtime is performed between 10 pm and 4 am, the compensation could increase to 50% of the normal working hours remuneration.

This rule does not apply to workers who work based on shifts.

FAQs about overtime clause in employment contract.

The UAE Labour Law states that the employer may request the worker to work overtime, provided the extra hours do not exceed two hours in one day, and the job demands it.
Overtime pay is calculated by compensating employees with their normal working hours' remuneration, based on their basic salary, along with an additional 25-50%, depending on the time of day the overtime is performed.

Conclusion.

In conclusion, the overtime clause in the employment contract is a crucial provision that protects the interests of both employers and employees. It outlines the conditions and remuneration for any extra work beyond the regular working hours.

Al Mulla Labour Lawyer & Legal Consultant is an expert in labour contract cases in the UAE. He can assist both employers and employees in navigating the complex legal framework surrounding the overtime clause in the employment contract.

Ensuring that the overtime clause is clear, fair, and complies with the UAE Labour Law is essential to avoid future disputes or legal issues.

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