UAE: Up to USD13.6K in fines for employers violating midday break between June and September
"UAE announces summer midday break: June 15 to September 15, 12.30pm to 3pm", 08 Jun 2022
Dubai: The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) on Wednesday announced that the midday break for workers at project and construction sites will be from 12.30pm to 3pm, starting on June 15 and concluding on September 15.
...the midday break – being implemented for the 18th consecutive year – comes under the ministry’s continued implementation of its integrated system for occupational health and safety...
Some jobs are exempted from the work ban in the afternoon for technical reasons, which require work to continue uninterrupted. These include project works such as spreading the asphalt mixture or pouring concrete or other work necessary to ward off danger, repair, damage, malfunctions or accidental emergency losses...
In addition, companies should keep provisions for first-aid at the work site, appropriate industrial cooling facilities and shades from direct sunlight, and providing a shaded place for workers to rest during their rest.
An administrative fine will be imposed on establishments that violate the midday break amounting to Dh5,000 for each worker and a maximum of Dh50,000 in case multiple workers are working in violation of the midday break.