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New UAE rules to follow when resigning your job

Why NOC not pre-requisite anymore for switching jobs The UAE’s Ministry of Labour has recently made several changes to the country’s Labour Law with the aim of making the employee-employer relationship more transparent, as well as mutually beneficial. The new labour decrees were implemented at the beginning of the year on the directives of Labour Minister Saqr Ghobash. In response to readers seeking more clarity, Emirates 24|7 will run a series of articles that will feature legal experts explaining the details. The first discussed the mandatory offer letter that aims…

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Dubai’s ruler orders management shake-up after unannounced inspection reveals absences

Dubai’s ruler has ordered a shake-up of the city state’s management, including the retirement of nine senior officials, a day after he conducted a surprise spot check of government offices and found a significant number of high-ranking officials absent. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashin al-Maktoum carried out an unannounced early morning inspection of several civil service departments on Sunday, a regular work day in the country, to find empty desks which should have been occupied by high-ranking officials. A video showing the skeikh, who is also the United Arab Emirates prime minister…

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Thousands flee rising floods as more rains expected

Residents take shelter at a covered basketball court after their homes were destroyed by floods that was brought by monsoon rains in San Mateo, Rizal. Erik de Castro, Reuters MANILA – Rising floodwaters chased thousands to evacuation centers on Saturday as more monsoon rains threatened Luzon and Western Visayas until next week. Some 3,300 people were to spend the night on straw mats in eight evacuation centers in Bagong Silangan village in Quezon City. Dozens others fled to covered courts in San Mateo town in Rizal province. Authorities warned of…

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Duterte to Obama: I never insulted you

Jakarta: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told Barack Obama he never called him a “son of a [expletive]”, he said on Friday, but he maintained a defiant stance on his war on drugs, saying U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon was a fool for bringing up human rights. U.S. President Obama canceled a planned meeting with Duterte at this week’s ASEAN summit in Laos after the Philippine leader’s alleged insult in his native Tagalog, but the two met briefly later as they waited to take their seats at a banquet. While on a…

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