Establishments in UAE classified in different categories according to type of employees they hire


The Ministry of Labour has classified establishments in different categories according to the type of employees they hire.

Depending on the percentage of diversity among staff, companies now fall under three categories (first and second and third), and category II includes three levels (a, b and c).

A facility will fall under level (a) if the diversity among employees is at least 25 per cent; under level (b) if diversity among workers is between 25-50 per cent; and under level (c) if the diversity is 50 per cent or more.

A company can be upgraded to second level irrespective of the diversity provided the skilled class is not less than 20 per cent of total workforce. Similarly, companies can be downgraded if they violate labour laws, clarified Labour Ministry.


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