8 February 2015, The National 

Private recruitment agencies are urged to renew their expired licences or risk administrative fines starting on March 5, the Ministry of Labour warned.

The Cabinet has decided to reduce the amount of the fine for non-renewal of licenses from Dh10,000 to Dh1,000 for mediation offices and Dh2,000 for temporary employment offices, said Humaid bin Deemas, assistant under-secretary for labour affairs at the ministry.

The ministry implemented the cabinet’s decision, which took effect on January 5.

It provided temporary employment agency business owners a 60-day grace period to renew their licenses and avoid the fine. The fine is usually issued against these agencies on the following day of the expiry date.



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