The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation confirmed that Federal Decree-Law No. 33 of 2021 regulating labor relations set eight conditions or cases for employers to deduct or deduct a worker’s wages.
The ministry stated, during an indicative campaign launched on its official pages on social media platforms, to introduce the rights and obligations of workers in the private sector, within the framework of the new legislation, that the first cases in which it is permissible to deduct from the worker’s wage is to recover the loans granted to the worker, within the maximum deduction percentage. The monthly wage of the worker stipulated in this article, after the worker’s written consent, without any interest, and the second, the recovery of the amounts that were paid to the worker in excess of his right, provided that what is deducted does not exceed 20% of the wage, and the third, the amounts that are deducted For the purposes of calculating participation in bonuses, retirement pensions, and insurances in accordance with the legislation in force in the country.
8 legal cases allow employers to deduct the worker’s salary
The ministry explained that cases of deduction from the worker’s wages also include the payment of the worker’s contributions to the provident fund in the facility or the loans owed to the fund, approved by the ministry, the payment of premiums for any social project or any other benefits or services provided by the employer and approved by the ministry, provided that The worker’s written consent to participate in the project, as well as the payment of the amounts deducted from the worker due to the violations he commits in accordance with the list of penalties in force in the facility and approved by the Ministry, provided that it does not exceed 5% of the wage.
The list of the eight cases of deduction from the worker’s wages also included the payment of the debts due in implementation of a space judgment, with no more than a quarter of the wage due to the worker, with the exception of the alimony debt awarded, where more than a quarter of the wage may be deducted. The concession, as well as the payment of the amounts necessary to repair the damage sustained by the worker, as a result of his mistake or violation of the employer’s instructions, that led to the destruction, destruction or loss of tools, machines, products or materials owned by the employer, provided that the deductions do not exceed five days’ wages. per month, and no more than that amount may be deducted except with the approval of the competent court.