UAE Suspends 153 Employers for Violating Domestic Worker Regulations

In a recent initiative, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (Mohre) in the UAE has intensified its efforts to address rule violations aimed at safeguarding domestic workers.

The UAE Ministry Takes Rigorous Action Against Violations in Domestic Worker Employment

After conducting thorough inspections around the country for the past two months, Mohre fined 153 employers a hefty Dh50,000 for unlawfully hiring domestic workers.

Unearthing Violations Through Nationwide Inspections

The inspections revealed instances where domestic workers were employed by individuals lacking the proper authorization, exceeding the constraints of their legal employment licenses. Such practices not only contravene existing laws but also pose potential social and health risks to employers and their families.

Stringent Administrative Penalties Imposed

In response to these violations, Mohre has swiftly implemented stringent administrative penalties against the offending employers. Alongside the Dh50,000 fines, the ministry has taken the additional step of blocking the files of these employers, preventing them from applying for new domestic worker permits. Moreover, these cases have been referred to the Public Prosecution, opening the possibility for additional legal and financial sanctions.

Alignment with the Legal Framework and Restrictions

These measures are in line with the requirements of 2022 federal decree legislation that forbade domestic workers from engaging in illegal employment. Domestic workers are required to fulfill certain legal requirements before they may work additional hours. Penalties are imposed on employers who are found to be in breach of these conditions.

Promoting Compliance Through Authorized Agencies

The ministry emphasizes the importance of dealing exclusively with domestic worker recruiting agencies authorized and overseen by Mohre. These agencies, listed on Mohre's website and social media, are committed to providing exceptional care to the families of Emiratis and residents while ensuring strict compliance with legal norms.

Encouraging Reporting Mechanisms for Compliance

In an effort to foster a culture of compliance and awareness, residents are encouraged to report instances of illegal practices or provide feedback about domestic worker recruitment agencies. A dedicated reporting hotline at 600590000 has been established, contributing to ongoing efforts to uphold regulations and safeguard the rights of domestic workers, all while maintaining the well-being of employers and their families.

Commitment to Responsible and Legal Employment Practices

This rigorous enforcement underscores Mohre's unwavering commitment to ensuring responsible and legal employment practices within the UAE, reinforcing the importance of adherence to regulations for the welfare of both domestic workers and their employers.

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