New Fine Date for Companies not Reaching Emiratisation Target

February 7, 2023

By The HR Observer Staff

Companies who have not met the Emiratisation target will be fined semi-annual instead of annually, said the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation on Tuesday.

“Financial contributions on non-compliant companies will start to be applied in July 2023, as well as the remaining contributions from 2022,” the ministry said in a tweet.

During a media briefing, Dr Abdul Rahman Al Awar, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation (Mohre) said that the newly announced amendments were made to the mechanism of achieving Emiratisation targets in private sector companies with 50 employees or more.

The overall mechanism for achieving the targeted Emiratisation rates has not changed; however, it has become semi-annual.

“Companies with more than 50 employees are required to achieve an increase of 1% of skilled jobs every 6 months and reach a growth of 2% by the end of the year,” the ministry said.

With an annual 2% Emiratisation growth for skilled jobs in 2022 for private sector companies, the ministry wants to reach a 10% goal for 2026.

The resolution, the ministry said, aims to accelerate achieving Emiratisation targets and employing UAE nationals in the private sector throughout the year.

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