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What does WPS mean? The Wage Protection System (WPS) is an electronic salary transfer system that requires all companies to pay employee salaries via banks, UAE Exchange, or registered financial institutions. The system, developed by the...  more
Article by Deepa Rajesh on Dec 13th 2016
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According to the World Bank’s influential ‘Ease of Doing Business’ rankings for 2017, the UAE has been listed as one of the world’s most improved economies ranked in 26th place. The new ranking has placed the UAE ahead of countries ...  more
Article by Links Group on Nov 13th 2016
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On the 17th of October, a new regional liaison office for UN Women will open in Abu Dhabi as a hub for GCC countries. Although historically the UAE has been perceived as a difficult place for women to do business in, the current government ...  more
Article by Julie Irving on Sep 7th 2016
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The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has issued a new decree that will take effect from October 2016, to ensure employees’ wages are fully paid within a period not exceeding 10 days from the due date registered in the Wages P...  more
Article by Erin Haynes on Aug 8th 2016
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During the first half of 2016 we have witnessed many notable changes from the UAE’s Ministry of Labour and Immigration Department. New rules have been implemented to help companies forge a stronger relationship between employers and worke...  more
Article by Deepa Rajesh on Aug 4th 2016
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The Department of Naturalization and Residency (DNRD – Immigration Department) has recently announced changes to the ‘visa on arrival’ regulations for European passport holders. Holders of all European passports residing in the Eur...  more
Article by Links Group on Aug 3rd 2016
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At Links Group we are of the view that the UK’s decision to exit the European Union is unlikely to impact British-owned companies operating in the UAE. Why? Because the UAE remains one of the UK’s most important trade partners with the ...  more
Article by Links Group on Jul 18th 2016
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On 26th April 2016, members of the Links Group attended the British Business Group Dubai & Northern Emirates’ (BBG) annual Golf Day at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. The first tee-off took place at 8am followed by another a...  more
Article by Links Group on May 17th 2016
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The fast-approaching 30th June 2016 deadline for SME and micro SME companies (that have less than 100 employees) to implement medical coverage for staff in line with the Dubai health insurance Law No. 11 has been highly publicised in the me...  more
Article by Erin Haynes on May 15th 2016
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