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UAE: Now You Can Part-Time Work Without Original Employer’s Permission

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


Employer, permission, UAE

Putting the concerns surrounding part-time work in the UAE to rest, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE) has come up with information for the workforce, informing them of their labour rights surrounding part-time work. While the Part-Time work should not take more time than your permanent work, there are no specific restrictions on time limit for the part time work. Moreover, the employee does not need the original employers nod to continue with his/her plans to take up part-time work. However, the employee has to fall within Skill level 1, 2 or 3 jobs, and has to receive a work permit from the ministry. However, the employees potentially part-time working for competitors seems to have been taken care of since the approval might most likely not be given by the ministry during the review of the application, since they check the background of the new employer.