UAE new domestic workers’ law: Up to Dh10 million fine for recruitment agencies flouting law

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UAE law imposes penalties on recruitment agencies failed to comply the law

Recruitment agencies that do not comply with the UAE’s new domestic workers’ law could be fined, according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE).

With the new law, the government made sure to protect the rights of the worker, ensuring that the recruitment process is regulated accordingly.

Here is the list of violations and corresponding penalties, according to MoHRE:

– Non-compliance with the prices of service packages approved by MoHRE or hiring from outside electronic systems: Dh5,000 fine for each case

-Non-compliance with the contract forms approved by the ministry: Dh5,000 fine for each case

-Presenting the resume of a violating domestic worker or a domestic worker with a work interruption complaint: Dh5,000 fine for each case

-Hiring a domestic worker who did not fulfill the medical examinations or the conditions for issuing a residence permit Dh5,000 fine for each case

-Failure to display the prices of service packages approved by the ministry in a clear place for customers: Dh2,000

-Non-compliance with refunding all or part of the recruitment amount to the employer within the specified period, which is two weeks from the date of returning the domestic worker to the agency or from the date of reporting their absence from work: Dh2,000 fine for each case

-Delaying the availability of the domestic worker for more than the agreed period with the employer when recruiting them from outside the country: Dh100 for each delayed day and up to Dh1,000

If any provision is violated, a fine of up to Dh1 million will be imposed. Penalties could even increase to a maximum of Dh10 million, depending on the number of people involved in the violation. RZSP/Expat Media


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