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  • The UAE’s amended labour litigation regulations came into force last month. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation is now empowered to issue final executive decisions concerning individual labour disputes valued at AED 50,000 (US$ 13,613) or less.

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  • Bahrain recently announced that only sponsored visit visas can be converted to work permits, and they must maintain the same sponsor who initially issued the visit visas. The fees for converting visit visas to work permits, visit visas to dependent visas, and dependent visas to work permits have also increased from BD 60 (159 US$) to BD 250 (663 US$).

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  • Several recent reports of Indian domestic workers trapped in Oman indicate that the Sultanate still has not addressed its rife trafficking issues.

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In Brief

  • The UAE’s amended labour litigation regulations came into force last month. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation is now empowered to issue final executive decisions concerning individual labour disputes valued at AED 50,000 (US$ 13,613) or less.

    Read more
  • Bahrain recently announced that only sponsored visit visas can be converted to work permits, and they must maintain the same sponsor who initially issued the visit visas. The fees for converting visit visas to work permits, visit visas to dependent visas, and dependent visas to work permits have also increased from BD 60 (159 US$) to BD 250 (663 US$).

    Read more
  • Several recent reports of Indian domestic workers trapped in Oman indicate that the Sultanate still has not addressed its rife trafficking issues.

    Read more
View all