High-risk employers must provide insurance to employees in the UAE

December 8, 2022 Thehrobserver-hr-highriskemployers

By the HR Observer Staff

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation issued payment and strike rules on Wednesday, asking businesses to provide unemployment insurance cover for all staff if they are high- risk employers.

“Employers can opt to buy insurance for workers. Called Taa-meen, the insurance will provide a maximum insurance coverage of AED20,000 to every worker and protect them from the company’s bankruptcy or failure to get their legitimate dues,” said the ministry in a statement.

“In case the insurance company pays the worker, the employer will have to repay the same to the insurance company,” added the statement.

MOHRE said in a tweet that it is a high-risk for employers. The five instances in the tweet are:

  • Late payment of employee wages
  • More than one work strike in the past 12 months
  • Labour complaints referred by the ministry to court exceeding 30% of the total of registered workers
  • Invalid and non-renewed work permits exceeding 30% of the total registered workers
  • Notifications on work strikes exceeding 30% of the total registered workers

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