The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced that the private sector employees can work for two companies, provided they have secured temporary work permits from the ministry.
The ministry also confirmed that the employer can move an employee from one company to another in case both the companies are owned by the same sponsor. In such a case, the employee will assume the same job and get the same pay and allowances he/she had in the previous company.
However, there are certain conditions that must be adhered to so as to let an employee (UAE citizen or expatriate resident) to take up another job for a period of time that’s less than six months.
The worker must be registered in the ministry’s database, the work permit must be valid for more than six months, and the temporary work permit must not go above six months, or its period shouldn’t exceed than that of the current work permit.