With a week of severe weather anticipated, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) advises companies to offer flexible hours for employees.
Shorter working hours for employees in the UAE
The MOHRE has encouraged employers to be flexible towards employees during times of poor weather, in order to increase safety conditions. Last year, the Ministry issued a circular instructing employers to consider weather conditions during the winter season and added that “late arrival to work should be taken into consideration”. It’s no surprise that a reminder of this has been issued ahead of further bad weather. Last month, heavy rain caused havoc in the UAE.
Ensuring the safety of your employees amid the unstable weather conditions and rain in the UAE, we call on all employers to check the ministerial circular no. 8 for 2018 on employees’ safety in variable climate circumstances. #UAE#MOHREpic.twitter.com/7pvpod0ReT
More rain is on the way as the UAE’s National
Centre of Meteorology says there are chances of convective clouds, rainfall and
a drop in temperatures especially in the northern emirates and in the coastal
areas. Motorists are advised to stay cautious while on the roads and highways.