Salary defaulters to be prosecuted
Non-paying companies will be prosecuted, says MoL
Companies that mislead the UAE’s Ministry of Labour over salary payments will be prosecuted, said Humaid Bin Deemas, the ministry’s acting director general.
Speaking to local paper Gulf News, Bin Deemas said that companies that fail to pay their workers on time and inform the ministry to the contrary will be referred to the public prosecution.
"The ministry has introduced a new system under which each company must send through e-mail to the ministry a monthly report regarding their employees' salary," he said. "If a company introduces its monthly report saying that they have paid the salaries on time, and then the ministry receives a complaint from any [person] in this specific company that they did not receive their salaries, that will lead to blocking the company.
"We will investigate such complaints from workers who say they have not been paid. If it's proved that the company did not pay them, then we will refer that company to the public prosecutor," he said.
"In August this year a decision was issued by the Ministry of Labour, which stated that each company that employed more than 50 people must sign an undertaken at the ministry stating that they are paying the employees salaries on time.