Employees whose employers leave the country without notice have two months to complain. Read the details here!
On the contrary, she had to pay Dh7,250 for her overstay fines and produce a ticket to exit the country in August without, which she would have been put behind the bars. As per Dubai Economy’s rules, it is the responsibility of employers to cancel all the visas of its employees if the establishment is shutting down. “But if the employer suddenly leaves the country without giving any notice to the employees, the visa cancellation and payment of employee compensation become a complex process”, Attorney Barney Almazar, a licensed UAE legal consultant and director at Gulf Law, said.
This process is commonly known as cancellation initiated by employee (in contrast with the filing of absconding case by employer). Once the immigration officially establishes that the missing employer has left the country, the employee will be given a two months bracket to file a complaint against the employer.
So if you are facing a similar issue or someone in your friends list is, it’s highly advisable not to use the company visa to stay in the country and an immediate complaint should be filed without waiting for the visa to expire because no ban or fine will be imposed on the employee if he reports the unofficial closure of the company within 60 days from its occurrence to the authorities. Stay alert, stay prompt!