x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Companies fined Dh2.5m for violating residency laws

The companies were employing labourers who had residency rights granted by RAK Investment Authority, but were not cleared to work in Dubai.

DUBAI // Two companies have been fined more than Dh2 million for violating residency laws.

The companies were employing labourers who had residency rights granted by RAK Investment Authority, but were not cleared to work in Dubai.

“Inspectors visited the first site and found 420 of the 800 labourers working illegally. In the second site there were a further 145 labourers working illegally,” said prosecutor Ali Hameed Bin Khatam.

“The labourers’ residencies were issued by RAK Investment Authority but they were not allowed to relocate to sites outside RAK unless they obtained permission from the Ministry of lLabour which they had not,” he added.

The court fined the first company Dh2m and the second company Dh500,000.

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