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UAE Closes 84 Recruitment Agencies For Violating Domestic Workers Law

The offices were continuing to recruit domestic workers despite expiry of licenses.

Photo Credit From Gulf News Article Published On November 21st 2021

Dubai: The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has shut down 84 offices that violated the Domestic Workers Law, it said on Tuesday. The move, held in coordination with local authorities, aims to safeguard the rights of employers and workers, it added.

MoHRE said some of the companies were carrying on activities despite the expiry of licenses granted to them by the ministry. They were continuing to recruit domestic workers despite being granted enough time to first settle outstanding issues.

Legal action The ministry warned the owners of the closed offices not to return to practice, explaining that legal action will be taken against these offices, which is to refer them to the Attorney General and fine the owners in accordance with the articles of the law and in accordance with the decision of the Council of Ministers regarding service fees and administrative fines.

hcentres for the recruitment of domestic workers approved by the MoHRE are obligated to guarantee the domestic worker’s employment for two years.

These partial amounts are calculated according to the remaining period of the contract.

Source - Gulf News

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