Over 1,300 firms fined for breaking Emiratisation rules

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As many as 1,320 private establishments have been caught violating Emiratisation rules since mid-2022.

According to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE), a total of 2,096 fake cases of Emiratisation were detected during this  period.

Legal measures have been taken against the firms involved, including imposing fines ranging from AED 20,000 to AED 100,000 and referring them to the public prosecution, depending on the severity of the offence.

The violating companies are also downgraded to the lowest category in the ministry's private sector classification system.

Meanwhile, employees involved in fake Emiratisation schemes will no longer receive financial benefits under the Nafis programme for hiring UAE nationals, and the ministry will recover any benefits that they received previously.

More than 20,000 firms have been found complying with Emiratisation policies, with the total number of Emirati employees in the private sector currently exceeding 96,000.


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