Labor ban can be alarming for expatriates who came to the UAE for work. It is a ban imposed on someone who prohibits him to work for any UAE-registered company. The ban may be effective for 6 months up to 1 year depending on the severity of the situation. For instance, a 6-month labor ban will be imposed on you for not completing your duties and responsibilities and your employer can add an extra 6 months making it a total of 1 year.
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A 6-month or 1-year period is long enough especially if you’re working not just for yourself but for your family as well. To know more about what you can do so you can continue working in UAE, here are the instance wherein you can lift your labor ban.
How To Cancel Your Labor Ban
Being employed in a new company with a good position can help cancel or lift your labor ban. These requirements should be met:
To cancel or lift your labor ban, you need to be employed and work for a new company with a good position in the industry. You should be able to meet the following requirements as well:
- You should be a 1st professional level in the new company, which means you should have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum wage of AED 12,000.
- You should be a 2nd professional level in the new company, which means you should have a diploma with a minimum wage of AED 7,000.
- You should be a 3rd professional level in the new company, which means you should have a high school diploma with a minimum wage of AED 5,000.
- You can also cancel your labor ban by transferring to a free zone company or government institution. Just make sure you are talking to the right HR personnel to process everything you need.
- Ask for your employer’s consideration and sign an agreement where both of you agree that the labor ban can be lifted even without finishing the contract.
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Labor ban can sometimes be a serious problem. But there is always a solution. You just have to be mindful of the process and do the right thing according to UAE’s labor law. You can help raise this awareness by sharing this to your family and friends who are also working in this country.