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5 Aug 2022

Author:
Huda Tabrez, Gulf News

UAE: Legal advisor says if employees made to work over 48 hrs a week they are entitled to overtime pay

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...Do you find yourself working for longer hours than what was mentioned in your contract. If so, you might be eligible for overtime pay, according to the UAE’s Labour Law and its executive regulations.

“The maximum normal working hours for workers are eight hours per day or 48 hours per week,”...

“There can be instances wherein your employer wants you to work overtime to meet certain deadlines or targets. In such cases, Article 19 of the Labour Law will come into effect, wherein it shall be obligatory upon the employer to compensate your work in accordance with the same Article,”...