Dubai Businesses Will Now Have To Pay Their Employees On Time
In its continuous efforts to become the world’s smartest city, Dubai has announced that it is currently developing a new smart system that monitors how often a company pays its employees deserved wages and benefits.
The wage monitoring system is part of a number of initiatives launched by the Orange team, a group of four governmental departments.
“We’re currently working on implementing the system,” said Lieutenant Colonel Sultan Abdul Hamid Al Jamal, director of the human trafficking monitoring department at Dubai Police, said.
“The system will give us an idea to what extent a company is paying its workers their deserved wages and benefits, thus curbing any instances of exploitation and disputes at the workplace. It’s all about tackling the problem preemptively, before it happens.”
The Orange team, which was launched by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, in December 2014, is a joint effort of Dubai Courts, Dubai Police, Permanent Committee for Labour Affairs (PCLA) and the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.
Its primary mission is to follow up on all the affairs of the expatriate workforce in Dubai and aims to bring together teams from across different government entities to collaborate and develop innovative and integrated solutions.
Lt Col Al Jamal, who is also the coordinator of the Orange Team, said the team is working on six initiatives to improve work conditions for labourers and create a healthy work environment. The wage-monitoring smart system is one of the initiatives, titled ‘Give the Employee his Wages’.
“Another initiative will see the launch of a unified communication and unified settlement centre,” Lt Col Al Jamal said. ” It will be divided into two parts. The first will see a toll-free number set up to receive complaints from labourers in the emirate. The second is a self-fix programme, where we remotely settle and resolve disputes.”
“The initiative aims to shorten the period of litigation between worker and sponsor in case of any labour complaint, and expedite the procedures to help workers receive their dues. We will use modern methods of communication. The project details will be announced in the near future,” Al Jamal added.
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