Employer of Record and Payroll Services in United Arab Emirates
|Cserve owned legal entity
- Employer of record
- Contractor management
- Global payroll
- In-country payroll
Cserve offers complete payroll, PEO and HR services in United Arab Emirates
A constitutional federation of seven emirates, the UAE (United Arab Emirates) is politically and economically stable. A progressive policy of economic diversification, free zones and increased foreign direct investment has contributed to UAE’s robust economy.
Setting up a new business or expanding an existing one in the UAE is straightforward. Choose how your company operates from a range of entity types which suit your individual circumstance.
Banks are open from Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm.
The standard working week is 40 hours per week usually worked from Monday to Friday
The UAE is implementing a strategic plan to promote Emiratisation in the private sector, that is an initiative to employ its citizens in a meaningful and efficient manner in the public and private sectors. Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 (also known as the Labour Law) governs the labour rights of employees in the private sector and applies to all employees working in the UAE, whether individuals are UAE nationals or expatriates.
|Petroleum, petrochemicals, travel and tourism
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|Official State Name
|The United Arab Emirates
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Payroll in United Arab Emirates
Cserve provides accurate and compliant payroll solutions in the UAE, ensuring on-time salary payments and compliance with local regulations for businesses operating in the region. Our UAE payroll team is among the best in the industry when it comes to outsourcing payroll services, thanks to their experience, expertise, and smart payroll technology. Known as a leading Dubai payroll provider, Cserve is listed as one of the top, most-reliable payroll companies in UAE. We are also listed as one of the largest payroll outsourcing companies for the provision of payroll services, making us a leader in this field.
Our expertise as a payroll provider in the UAE allows us to guide your team through ever-evolving regulations by removing the hassle out of complex and time-consuming payroll procedures, including managing Real Time Information (RTI), reporting, and pension auto-enrolment, so that your team can focus on what they do best.
With our dedicated payroll services in Dubai and our payroll experts at your disposal, you can rest assured that we will be able to respond to all your payroll-related queries and requirements in real time. Known for being one of the top payroll outsourcing companies in UAE, we tailor our services to fit in with the ways in which your company operates, so that you can focus on your core business activities.
Global Payroll Solutions, UAE
Private sector employers should pay staff salaries through the Wages Protection System to avoid penalties or fines. In particular, wages must be received once a month on due dates and generally, no later than 10 days after the end of each salary period. The UAE Labour Law does not provide guidelines on the percentage of the basic salary to be paid by an employer; this should be negotiated with individuals.
Employer of Record (EOR) in United Arab Emirates
PEO in United Arab Emirates
Cserve offers PEO services in the UAE, providing companies with access to local talent and markets while we handle all employment-related tasks and legal compliance, reducing risk and ensuring seamless expansion. With Cserve’ PEO in UAE, companies can manage their HR and payroll needs conveniently.
As a Professional Employer Organization, Cserve provides a comprehensive range of services, including employee benefits, payroll administration, and compliance with UAE labor laws. With their extensive knowledge and experience, Cserve ensures that companies can focus on their core business activities while they handle the HR and payroll responsibilities.
Tax and Social Security
Companies that manage multi country global payroll (whether this is managed internally or outsourced) should take note of the unique situation in the UAE. The UAE does not levy income tax on individuals. Social security contributions are applicable only for UAE and GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) nationals.
Corporate tax is, however, levied on oil companies and foreign banks. Value added tax is levied on the majority of goods and services.
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|Personal Income Tax
If UAE or GCC nationals are employed, both the employer and employee are required to make contributions to the General Pension and Social Security Authority (GPSSA). Neither the employer of an expatriate employee nor the expatriate employee are required to make any social security contributions in the UAE.
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If an individual is offered a job in the UAE, they must be provided an offer letter issued by the UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE). Visa or tourist entry permits do not provide the right to work in the UAE and default may result in penalties being incurred and deportation.
There are two types of employment contracts: limited term contracts (fixed term) or unlimited term contracts. The difference between the two lies in the provisions for end of service gratuity and termination.
The Labour Law provides rules about safety and the protection of employees of the private sector including the midday break rule which bans labourers from working outdoors directly under the sun during the afternoons in the summer. Several decrees have been passed to protect worker rights covering recruitment, pay, housing and health.
Private sector employees in the UAE are entitled to annual leave, sick leave, maternity leave, parental leave and leave to complete the Hajj (annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca)
Either party can singly terminate a limited contract provided the legal consequences of early termination are complied with. In the case of unlimited contracts, the employment relationship is terminated if both employer and employee mutually agree on termination.
Employment, once accepted, must be reported to the Labour Office to avoid violation of the law. Additionally, should an employer not present an individual with a work contract within a week of arrival or if the individual is not able to start work immediately following that, the individual should report to the nearest Labour Office who will assist them with securing alternative employment.
An individual’s residency permit must be paid for by the employer who must also pay for recruitment costs and the individual’s travel costs to the UAE. There is no such thing as an independent employment visa as all employers must be clearly identified. Additionally, residence visas can only be issued when the applicant is within the UAE having entered on an entry permit.
|Work Permit validity
|2 -3 year
EU national requirements:
Valid travel records including a passport, visa, etc
Financial records including pay slips
An invitation from immediate family members residing in UAE on family visa status
Visa documentation requirements for Dubai – Transit visa, residence visa, visit visa as applicable
Compliant, reliable, error-free and touchless payroll in United Arab Emirates
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