UAE: Monthly salaries must be paid via WPS by 15th every month

Recently, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE), issued Ministerial Resolution No. 43 of 2022 on the update of Wage Protection System (WPS). 

According to Khaleej Times interview with labour law expert, here are the things that an employee needs to know about WPS. 

What is the WPS?

Paying wages via WPS is a method of electronic salary transfer that is available from banks, bureaux de change, and other financial institutions that are accredited to provide the service.

Here are the changes that were made to existing WPS: 

The resolution highlights several other vital requirements which must be adhered to by private sector employers:

  • All employee salaries must be paid on the due date through the WPS
  • If salaries are not transferred by the 15th day of the month, the company may be blocked from the system from the 17th day of the following month
  • Employers will have a 30-day grace period to transfer new employees’ salaries via the WPS

Source: The Khaleej Times

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