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The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MoHRE) announced that a midday break for workers will begin on June 15 and prohibits all work under direct sunlight and in open-air areas in the UAE between 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., until September 15. .

The MoHRE said on its website that the measure constitutes a “cornerstone of the country’s labor market legislation” and “aims to provide a safe working environment that adheres to best practices and health and safety standards in the country.” work, protecting workers from injuries that can result from working in high temperatures during the summer months.

Companies face fines ranging from AED 5,000 for each employee working between these hours, up to AED 50,000 if multiple employees work during the specified period.

The MoHRE has confirmed that certain jobs will be exempt from this decision, such as those related to water or electricity supply and road works.

This is the 20th consecutive year the rule has been in place.


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