Firms hit with fines, reminded they're not above labor law
As many as ten trade firms will be fined Dh50,000 each for breaching the federal labour law by recruiting violators.
A joint team of 38 inspectors from the Ministry of Labour (MoL) and Dubai Police’s General Directorate of Residence and Foreigners Affairs last week inspected 91 firms to ensure their compliance with the working hours during the month of Ramadan. The MoL has reduced working hours of private sector companies from eight to six hours per day during Ramadan.
Isa Al Zarouni, Director of Labour Inspection Department in Dubai, said the inspection campaign lasted five hours.
“Ten companies were found employing 14 violators, of whom 12 were sponsored by other firms and the other two entered the country with a visit visa. Penalties include suspension of the firm’s file and a fine of Dh50,000 on every firm found hiring a foreigner not on its sponsorship, or leaving him work for other firm without meeting stipulations of transfer of sponsorship,” he added.