Article 28

The following cases shall be exempt from the prohibition of women labor at night :

a – When work in the firm ceases by a force majeure .

b – Work in administrative and technical position .

c – Work in health services and other jobs determined by virtue of a decision issued by the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs should the working woman not normally practice a manual work .

Article 30

The female worker shall be entitled to a maternity leave with full payment of the wage thereof , and such for a period of forty five days that include the pre – and postnatal periods , provided that the continuous service period for the employer is of one year at least . The maternity leave shall be granted with half a wage should the worker not have completed the aforementioned period .

Upon the end of the maternity leave , the worker may remain absent from work without pay for a period of one hundred consecutive or non – consecutive days at most should such absence be caused by an illness hindering her from returning to work . Such illness shall be established by means of a medical certificate issued by the medical entity appointed by the competent health authority or ratified by such authority stating that such illness arises from the pregnancy or the delivery .

The leave referred to in the preceding paragraphs shall not be deducted from other leaves .

Article 31

During the period of eighteen months subsequent to the date of delivery , the nursing worker shall be entitled , in addition to the determined rest period , to a two additional periods per day for such purpose , the duration of each thereof not exceeding half an hour .

Such additional periods shall be deemed as part of the working hours and do not entail any deduction of the wage .

The UAE’s policy on domestic helpers

The UAE Domestic Labour Law establishes the principle of informed consent, ensuring that workers are aware of the terms of the contract, nature of work, the workplace, the remuneration and the period of daily and weekly rest as set out by the executive regulations and before they cross their national borders.

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