UAE employees will have 98 days paid maternity leaves at Atkins

Atkins and Faithful+Gould, its subsidiary company, will now offer 98 days of paid maternity leaves to employees in the United Arab Emirates instead of 45 days offered earlier.

The company said that it was already complying with the labour laws in each Gulf Cooperation Council country. The law in USE mandates 45 days of paid maternity leaves but the company is extending its rules to offer 98 days of paid leaves. Under the new rules, the female employees will also be allowed to take paid 'Keeping in Touch' days to remain in contact with their teams.

Large down payments deterring expats from buying homes in UAE

Property market experts have said that a large number of residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) do not own a property in the country.

The latest data showed that just around 30 per cent of UAE residents have actually purchased a house in the country. This means that a large majority of 70 per cent do not own property and are on rent. Experts say that large property down-payments as well as bank's reluctance to lend money has made it difficult for many residents to purchase house in the country.

UAE’s Zero.1 to offer new management system to healthcare players

Zero.1, a leading Light Fidelity (LiFi) Company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is planning to offer its new revolutionary management system for the healthcare sector called HEALTHCARE4U in the country.

The company is completing work on the management system that will be offered in the rapidly growing UAE healthcare market. The country's healthcare market is expected to reach $19.5 billion by 2020 recording a growth rate of

UAE construction firms required to hire Emirati health officers

A new ruling, which will come into effect next year, will make it mandatory for all construction firms in the United Arab Emiratesto employ an Emirati health and safety officer.

The ruling will be introduced form the starting of next year and will be imposed on all the construction firms that have over 500 employees in the country, according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

Majority of firms complying with Mid-day break rule, UAE

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation in the United Arab Emirates has said that the compliance with the rule for a compulsory mid-day break since the implementation date till mid-July has been registered at an impressive registered 99.8 per centby 29,185 firms.

Shezanne Cassim trying to get pardon and restitution from the UAE

Shezanne Cassim from Woodbury, who was jailed in 2013 the United Arab Emirates while he was living and working in the country, is aiming get pardon and restitution from the UAE. Cassim, who is an American citizen, has been in Woodbury for two years after being released from prison in the UAE. Cassim posted a video to YouTube, which he said was a parody of his life in UAE but the government took another view of the video.