The total number of companies violating Emiratization decisions from the second half of 2022 to date has reached 894, while a total of 1,267 UAE nationals have been proven to have been hired in fake Emiratization jobs.
The Ministry warned in a statement that it would not be lenient in dealing firmly with violators, explaining that “these figures are the result of our continuous monitoring through the Ministry’s digital and field monitoring system, which aims to verify the extent of private violations”. Compliance of companies in the sector with emiratization decisions.
He added: “The offending companies have been placed at the disposal of the Public Ministry and judicial and administrative actions have been initiated against them; These measures include imposing fines of Dh20,000 for each case of false Emiratization and reducing the classification of companies to the lowest category within the MoHRE system for classifying private sector companies. The Ministry imposes a higher service fee on companies in the lowest category (third category). compared to the rates paid by companies listed in the first and second categories.
“The violating companies will also have to achieve the actual goal of Emiratization and ensure the payment of financial contributions related to Emiratization.”
Citizens who were proven to be involved in false Emiratization were suspended from the benefits of the Nafis program, and the financial benefits they obtained were recovered in coordination with the Emirates Talent Competitiveness Council and in line with the Cabinet Resolution of the relevant UAE.
Emiratization is considered false when a UAE national works in a nominal position without real tasks to meet the Emiratization goals required by the company, and/or when an Emirati is rehired in the same company with the aim of circumventing the Emiratization goals. Emiratization and benefit from the relevant benefits of Emiratization.
The Ministry also took legal and administrative measures against companies that were proven to have evaded the objectives of Emiratization. These measures included imposing an administrative fine of Dh100,000 on each company, applying financial contributions to these companies for not achieving the annual growth rate of the Emiratization targets and requiring them to achieve the actual Emiratization rate, as well as referring them to the Public Service. Prosecution.
These companies had reduced the number of their employees to avoid meeting the Emiratization targets, which involve companies with 50 or more employees, which are required to achieve 2% annual growth in the Emiratization of their skilled jobs.
In its statement, the Ministry praised the commitment of more than 95% of companies to the decisions and policies of Emiratization, “which confirms the will of the private sector to comply with what is required of it and carry out its responsibilities within the strategic partnership between the government and the private sector. sectors in the emiratization file, which has the support of the leaders and is considered a top priority.”
The Ministry stressed that it will firmly address any violations of Emiratization decisions, and called on the public to report negative practices that conflict with Emiratization policies and decisions by contacting the call center at 600590000 or through the smart application and the Ministry’s website.