Navigating Job Transitions in the UAE: Your Legal Entitlements and Benefits

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Navigating Job Transitions in the UAE: Your Legal Entitlements and Benefits

Discover your rights and benefits under the Labour Law and the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) in the UAE when leaving your job, whether by resignation or termination. Explore the legal entitlements, savings schemes, and compensation options available to ensure financial security during periods of job transition.

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Understanding Your Legal Entitlements:

  1. ‘Voluntary Alternative End-of-Service Benefits’:
    • Explore the new savings scheme introduced in November 2023, providing an alternative to the traditional end-of-service gratuity.
    • Understand the voluntary nature of the scheme and how it allows employees to invest their gratuity benefits for returns upon completion of service.
    • Learn about the process of signing up for the scheme and the fate of the worker’s previous gratuity.

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  1. Gratuity for Full-time Private Sector Workers in UAE:
    • Delve into the long-standing gratuity system applicable to all private sector employees in the UAE.
    • Calculate your gratuity based on the length of service, with a breakdown of entitlements for different service periods.
    • Understand the employer’s responsibility to ensure timely remuneration within 14 days from the termination of the contract.
  2. Unemployment Insurance Scheme (ILOE):
    • Explore the Involuntary Loss of Employment (ILOE) scheme, a mandatory insurance offering financial protection to terminated employees.
    • Understand the eligibility criteria, subscription options, and the aim of providing up to three cash compensations during the transition period.
    • Learn when to expect the ILOE cash compensation after successfully submitting a claim.

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  1. Repatriation Ticket:
    • Discover the legal obligation of employers to cover the cost of the repatriation ticket for employees whose contracts have ended.
    • Understand the conditions under which employees are entitled to a paid ticket back home and the role of Article 13 of the UAE’s Labour Law.

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