The employee has the right to get the air ticket at the time he
cancelled his visa and leaves work unless he is going to join a new
employer without exit the country.
The employee is entitled to receive airfare for return journey. This
is in accordance with the provisions of Article 131 of the Labour Law
Upon expiry of contract, the employer shall bear the cost of the
worker's repatriation to his point of hire or to any other point that
was mutually agreed upon. Where a worker joins another employer upon
expiry of his contract, the latter shall bear the cost of the worker's
repatriation at the end of his service.
Without prejudice to the foregoing, if the employer fails to return
the worker or to pay his repatriation expenses, the competent
authorities shall do so at the employer's expense and may then recover
any expenditure incurred in this connection by attachment. Where the
reason for the termination of the contract is attributable to the
worker, his repatriation shall be at his own expense if he has the
means to pay."
Further it may be noted as follows: Article 131 (repeated 1)
1. For the purpose of the preceding Article, the worker's
"repatriation expenses" refers to the value of his travel ticket as
well as the travel expenses of his family and the cost of shipping of
his personal effects, as stipulated in the Labour contract or the
2. A worker who is provided with accommodation by his employer shall
vacate it within thirty days from the date of termination of his
3. The worker shall not overstay in the accommodation beyond the
specified period for any reason, provided, however, that the employer
pays the worker the following:
> the expenses specified in paragraph 1 of this Article.
> severance pay and any other entitlements the employee is bound to
pay in accordance with the employment contract, the firm's policies,
or the law.
4. If the worker contests the amount of the expenses and entitlements
referred to above, the Labour Department concerned shall urgently
determine these expenses and entitlements within a week from
notification, and shall promptly inform the worker accordingly.
5. In this case, the thirty-day grace period referred to in paragraph
2 of this Article shall be calculated to run from the date on which
the employer deposits the value of the expenses and entitlements, as
determined by the Labour Departments concerned, with the Ministry of
Labour's treasury. If the worker does not vacate the accommodation
within the said thirty-day period, the Labour Department, with the
assistance of the authorities concerned in the emirate, shall take the
necessary administrative measures for eviction.
6. The provisions of this Article shall not prejudice the worker's
right to contest its application before the competent court.
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