Midday break announced by UAE Government from 15th June 2024 to 15th September 2024

Midday break announced by UAE Government from 15th June 2024 to 15th September 2024

Dh50,000 Fine for Violators in UAE – Midday break announced by UAE Government from 15th June 2024 to 15th September 2024

On 31st May 2024 during the wee hours the UAE Government came up with an announcement to implement Midday Break policy which prohibits workers from working under direct sunlight from 12.30 pm to 3.00 pm.

Midday Break policy is a strict policy for corporates, contractors and other businesses who engage workers under direct sunlight. Failing to adhere to the rules of Midday Break policy will lead to a penalty of Dh 50,000.

Dh50,000 Fine for Violators of Midday Break Policy in UAE
Dh50,000 Fine for Violators of Midday Break Policy in UAE

There are some exemptions to certain jobs whose presence is vital during the time between 12.30 pm to 3.00 pm. Some of the jobs exempted are works involving Electricity, water supply, road or asphalt laying, traffic control on roads directly and other basic amenities kinds of works, said the UAE authorities.

This Midday break policy is not something new in the UAE, it has been in existence for over 20 years now however it has been made stricter and few work exemptions in 2024.

Mohsin Al Nassi, Assistant Undersecretary for Inspection Affairs at the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) said that the health, wellness and safety of workers are considered to be the utmost priority of the employers and the governmental authorities over the year after the implementation of the Midday Break Policy. Infact, it has turned out to become a part of the culture of UAE, he added.

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To ensure that this policy is strictly adhered to regular field visits will be conducted by officials and authorities of the government. The ministry will aim at launching several awareness campaigns to ensure its compliance by the people in UAE.

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