LABOUR & Immigration FAQs

Do I need to register unpaid leave and salary reductions for my staff with UAE Ministry of Labour (MOHRE) and how do I do it?

If a company wishes to reduce a staff members salary, reduce hours (temporarily or permanently) or put the staff member on temporary unpaid leave, then this must be mutually agreed in writing by the staff member and the company. The letter agreement must be made voluntarily by the staff member.

Initially there was no mechanism to register these changes officially with Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) – The UAE Ministry of Labour - previously this could only be done by submitting the signed letter from the employee. However following the release of the Ministerial Resolution No. 279 of 2020 to assist companies during the COVID Pandemic Click here for Resolution PDF from Thursday 30th April MOHRE are now accepting the registration of these changes to employment terms through the MOHRE system using a Temporary Supplementary Annex – Click here for ANNEX PDF.

Therefore all mainland companies should submit the Temporary Supplementary Annex to MOHRE for each staff member that has agreed to modified employment arrangements, so as to prevent any blocks or fine from MOHRE that may be levied in the future - for example if WPS payments are below the required monthly threshold.

PRO Partner Group can provide support and guidance on this process to assist in obtaining the completed Annex and uploading and registering this with MORHE to ensure compliance.

Can I complete my labour contract Tawjeeh online?

It is now possible for labour contract renewals to complete Tawjeeh online.

To complete the online training, follow below steps:

  • Download MOHRE application via the below links:

- Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ae.gov.mol&hl=en&gl=US

- iPhone: https://apps.apple.com/ae/app/mohre-uae/id807379317

  • Log in to MOHRE using UAE Pass (if employee does not have UAE Pass, they will need to register using passport or labour card number)
  • Select Employee
  • Enter labour card number
  • In Services select Tawjeeh
  • Enter phone number for OTP
  • Enter OTP
  • Tawjeeh video will automatically begin – this cannot be paused and if you exit you will need to restart the video
  • Once training is complete you need to record a short selfie video and answer 3 questions and then you get a confirmation of completion – see attached
  • PRO can then proceed with the submission online

PRO Partner Group can assist with your PRO, visa and licensing needs. For further information please contact our team on +971 (0)4 456 1761 for Dubai or +971 (0)2 448 5120 for Abu Dhabi. Alternatively, email us at info@propartnergroup.com

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