If workers work longer than the stipulated hours, they must be compensated.
The UAE on Thursday announced the summer midday break period and timings, during which labourers, construction workers and other out-of-office workers will be prohibited from working in the sun.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation said it is prohibited to execute work at the time of midday in the open places and under direct sunlight in the period from June 15 till September 15 from 12.30pm till 3pm.
The Ministry tweeted, “Kindly be informed that it is prohibited to execute work at the time of midday in the open places and under direct sunlight in the period from 15th of June till 15th of September from 12.30pm till 3pm.”
If workers work longer than that, they must be compensated.
According to the federal law on the regulation of labour relations, “If working conditions require a worker to be employed more than the regular working hours, the worker must be paid a wage equal to normal working hours with an increment no less than 25 per cent of the original wage.
Violators will be fined Dh5,000 per person, if labourers are found working during the break hours, reaching up to Dh50,000 if several workers were found in violation of the decree.