153 UAE employers fined for violating domestic workers law

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The UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has taken action against 153 employers whose domestic workers were caught working for others.

The files of these employers have been blocked and they will not be able to apply for new domestic worker permits.

Their cases will also be referred to the Public Prosecution, which issues fines of up to AED 50,000 for such offences.

The violations were detected during joint inspection campaigns carrying out over the past two months by the MoHRE and the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security.

As per federal decree-law No. 9 of 2022, it's illegal to employ domestic workers without work permits or allow them to work for others without complying with relevant conditions and settling their status.

"We call on employers to deal exclusively with licensed domestic worker recruitment agencies, which can be found listed on the MoHRE’s official website and social media pages," the MoHRE said in a statement.

The ministry also urged people to report negative practices or share any feedback regarding domestic worker recruitment agencies to its call centre on 600590000.

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