- Paying on time will increase the productivity of the workers
- The decision is to impose fines on companies that are late in paying salaries.
Maher al-Obed, the ministry’s assistant undersecretary, said the new decision was aimed at ensuring workers’ rights to receive their wages. He also said that timely payment of wages would increase the productivity of the workers.
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According to Wage Protection Order 739 of 2016, all companies registered with the Ministry must pay their salaries through the WPS Subscribe system. Private sector companies registered with the Ministry must open an account with a bank in the UAE. Do not authorize the employer’s bank or agent to pay employees. The salary should be paid directly into the employee’s bank account. Salary transfers can be made not only through banks but also through accredited and accredited financial institutions that provide such services.
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The decision is to impose fines on companies that are late in paying salaries. Records of payment of wages should be kept with the company within 10 days. If a company submits false information without pay, each worker will be fined 5,000 dirhams and, if multiple employees involved, a maximum of 50,000 dirhams. If the pay date is missed, the company will have to pay a fine of Dh1,000 per worker.
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