x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 January 2018

RAK firms fined Dh150,000 for illegal hiring

Three companies that hired construction workers illegally have each been fined Dh50,000 by an immigration court.

RAS AL KHAIMAH // An immigration court has fined three companies a total of Dh150,000 for recruiting workers without sponsoring them, and has ordered the deportation of 14 absconding workers.

Labour inspectors who raided construction sites seized the absconding workers, and referred the three Asian contractors to the immigration court.

Each of the three contractors was fined Dh50,000, Al Ittihad reported. While the court ordered the deportation of the 14 absconding workers whose visas had expired, it also fined other workers who had absconded, but were staying in the country legally.