UAE labour authority reports 99.73% compliance with midday break rule

UAE labour authority reports 99.73% compliance with midday break rule
The UAE's labour ministry has revealed the compliance rate of this year's midday work ban [representational image].
Published: 15 August 2017 - 11 p.m.
By: Neha Bhatia

The UAE's labour authority has recorded 99.73% compliance with its midday break requirements.

Now in its 13th year, the directive bans outdoor work between 12pm and 3pm.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) figures reflect the performance of 53,569 companies from 15 June, 2017, to date.

Maher Al-Obed, assistant under-secretary for inspections at MOHRE, said 18 teams of inspectors carried out 53,712 visits over the last two months.

Up to 9,324 advisory visits were made during the same period.

"There were 13,375 inspection visits in Abu Dhabi; 11,022 in Dubai; 5,073 visits in Sharjah; 8,047 visits in Ajman; 5,687 visits in Ras Al Khaimah; 2,728 visits in Umm Al Qaiwain; and 7,780 visits in Fujairah," Al-Obed added.

MOHRE stated that daily work schedules should not exceed eight hours for the morning or night shifts.

Moreover, overtime must be paid to those working additional hours, as decreed by Federal Law No. 08 of 1980 on Labour Affairs, WAM reported.

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