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UAE Protects Workers Through Long Hours Law

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 19 May 2021
UAE Protects Workers Through Long Hours Law

Avoiding a psychological burnout because of the work load is essential as it helps you maintain a healthy career. This depends on the employee, his organization skills and also depends on the employer.

According to the world health organization, it has mentioned on Monday that Working long hours is killing hundreds of thousands of people a year.

In light of that and with worker welfare being the top priority in the UAE, labor laws have put a cap on the maximum number of hours an employee can be made to work.

Working 55 hours or more per week is a serious health hazard, said Maria Neira, the director of the WHO's Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health.

In the UAE, the maximum number of working hours per week is 48 hours — or eight hours a day, according to Ashish Mehta, founder and Managing Partner of Ashish Mehta & Associates.

“However, working hours for the employees of commercial establishments, hotels, restaurants, watchmen and similar operations may be increased to nine hours per day as determined by the Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation. Likewise, working hours per day, in respect of hazardous work or work detrimental to health, may be decreased by decision of the Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation,” said Mehta.

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