Private sector maximum continuous working hours in the UAE
In the private sector of the United Arab Emirates, the maximum number of hours that can be worked in a row without taking a break has been determined by the Ministry of Human Resources.
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The establishment of work schedules for employees in the private sector in the UAE
It was confirmed by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation that the federal law regulating labour relations specified working hours in the private sector to eight working hours per day, not exceeding 48 hours per week, provided that working hours are reduced by two hours during the month of Ramadan. In addition, the maximum number of hours that can be worked in a week is limited to 48.
Employees in the private sector in the UAE are given specific working hours as well as rest breaks.
In an indicative publication that it posted on its official pages on social media platforms, the Ministry reviewed the most important provisions related to working hours in the private sector. It explained that daily working hours can be increased or decreased for certain economic sectors or certain groups, in addition to working and rest hours, as well as hours that work is prohibited. These provisions were reviewed along with working and rest hours, as well as hours that work is prohibited. According to the classification of employment that is specified in the executive rules of the Decree-Law, it is only for certain forms of employment that fall under its purview.
Rules for determining the length of shift intervals within the allotted work time
She stated that transition periods to and from the workplace do not fall within working hours, except in certain cases and within the controls specified in the executive regulations, while working hours are specified in the contract in work patterns other than the full-time system, with an emphasis on the requirement that working hours not exceed five hours in a row as a maximum. She also emphasised the importance of working hours not exceeding five hours in a row. maximum without taking a break of at least an hour, with the proviso that breaks for meals and relaxation are not factored into the total number of hours worked. The Ministry indicated that the regulation of working hours and rest periods takes place in establishments that operate on a shift system, or for some job categories, according to their nature and according to the classification of employment specified in the executive regulations of the decree-law. In addition, the Ministry emphasised that if the worker works other than the full-time system, the employer may not demand that the worker work for him more than the hours agreed upon in the employ agreement. In addition, the Ministry indicated that the regulation of working hours and rest periods takes place
Work hours extended beyond normal business hours in the private sector in the UAE
And it was stated that the employer is allowed to employ the worker for additional working hours, provided that it does not exceed two hours per day, and that it is not permissible to employ him for more than that unless it is in accordance with the conditions and controls specified by the executive regulations of the decree-law regarding the organisation of labour relations. Additionally, it was stated that the employer is allowed to employ the worker for additional working hours, provided that it does not exceed two hours per day. In no circumstances are working hours permitted to accumulate to more than 144 hours every three weeks.