50 firms, 5 social media accounts fined for illegal recruitment

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Fifty-five entities, including five social media accounts, in the UAE have been penalised for running recruitment drives without obtaining proper permits in 2023. 

The UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) said they have imposed administrative penalties, including fines, restrictions in the Ministry’s records, and referred them to the Public Prosecution.

The five social media accounts that were identified in collaboration with the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA), have been blocked, the authority added. 

According to the UAE laws, companies are not allowed to run recruitment drives without obtaining MOHRE permits. Violators face a minimum one-year imprisonment or fines between AED 200,000 to AED 1 million. 

The ministry added that it conducts regular inspections to uncover illegal practices, and urged the public to report violations through their call centre or smart app.

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