The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has a robust employment insurance system in place to protect its citizens and residents in case of job loss or disability. The system is administered by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) and the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR).
Employment insurance in the UAE is mandatory for all companies with more than 100 employees and optional for companies with less than 100 employees. Under the employment insurance program, companies are required to pay a monthly contribution to the MOHRE on behalf of their employees. The contribution rate is determined by the MOHRE and is based on factors such as the company’s size and industry.
Employees who lose their jobs due to reasons such as redundancy, downsizing, or the closure of the company are eligible for employment insurance benefits. The benefits include a monthly cash allowance, job training, and job placement assistance. The amount of the monthly cash allowance is based on the employee’s salary and length of service with the company. It is usually paid for a maximum of 12 months.
In addition to the employment insurance program, the MOHRE also operates a number of other programs to support unemployed individuals, including a program that provides financial assistance for self-employment and a program that provides training and job placement assistance for individuals with special needs.
Another program is the “Welfare Fund” which is a government fund to help UAE nationals who are unemployed or have low income, by providing them with financial assistance, training and job placement services.
Employment insurance in the UAE also includes provisions for employees who are unable to work due to disability. The program provides cash benefits and medical treatment for employees who are unable to work due to a disability that is not related to their job. The cash benefits are paid for a maximum of 12 months and are based on the employee’s salary and length of service with the company.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation also provides various other services to support employees in the UAE such as providing job opportunities, creating a fair and safe workplace, and providing job training and career development opportunities.
In conclusion, the UAE’s employment insurance system provides a safety net for citizens and residents who lose their jobs or become disabled. The system is mandatory for larger companies and provides benefits such as cash allowances, job training, and job placement assistance. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) and the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) are responsible for administering the program and also offering other services to support unemployed individuals.