UAE revokes licences of 2 domestic worker recruitment agencies


The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has revoked the licences of two domestic worker recruitment firms for failing to comply with its guidelines.

Taking to social media, the ministry said Shamma Al Mahairi Domestic Workers Services Centre in Dubai and Al Barq Domestic Workers Services Centre in Ajman had "committed legal violations" and the case has been forwarded to relevant authorities for further action.

The authority has asked the "owners to settle the status of their workers, fulfill their obligations towards both workers and domestic workers' employers and pay any fines that were due until the date of license cancellation".

It is part of efforts by the MOHRE to "regulate the operations of domestic worker recruitment agencies to ensure they comply with the law".

MoHRE noted that licensed domestic worker recruitment agencies across the UAE are under its supervision and "operate under clear regulations and systems to safeguard the rights of all parties and provide several services to clients, including unified pricing". Any agency caught violating the law will be penalised.

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