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Household workers over 60 may renew work contract, says UAE Ministry

 

DUBAI – Household workers over the age of 60 will be allowed to continue working under renewed employment contracts provided they meet certain criteria, the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced on Saturday (November 23).

The ministry said that household workers who wish to renew their employment contract after they have reached the age limit may be able to do so if they are physically fit and can submit a medical certificate from government authorities.

The employer should also bear the full cost of the worker’s medical treatment in the UAE, and must get an approval from relevant authorities to allow the renewal of the worker’s visa.

Under UAE laws, the retirement age for Emiratis is 49 and for expatriate residents is 60. Expats who are older than 60 are allowed to work up to the age of 65 after obtaining approval of the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation or the Undersecretary. After the age of 60, labour cards are renewed annually. ICA/Expat Media

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