In applying the provisions of this law, the following words and phrases have the meanings indicated to each of them unless the context requires otherwise:-
Employer: a natural or legal person/entity that uses one or more workers for a compensation of any kind.
Employee: Is any male or female working for a fee of any kind in the service of the employer and under his direction or supervision, even if working far from the employer's sight. All staff and employees who work in the service of the employer and subject to the provisions of this law fall under this definition.
Establishment: any technical, economic or industrial or commercial unit which employs a worker and aims to produce goods or provide services or market any products.
The employment contract: is a limited or an unlimited contract between employers and employees in which the latter undertakes to serve the employer under his administration or supervision for a promised fee by the employer.
Labour: any form of humanitarian efforts - intellectual, artistic or physical - for a fee whether it is permanent or temporary.
Temporary work: a type of work that requires implementation or completion within a specified period.
Agricultural work: Is the work in tilling the soil and planting and harvesting crops of any kind, livestock and domestic animals and silkworms and bees, etc.
Constant services: is an uninterrupted serves for the same employer or his legal replacement, starting from the date of service.
Wages: A wage is monetary compensation (or remuneration, personnel expenses, labor) paid by an employer to an employee in exchange for work done. Payment may be calculated as a fixed amount for each task completed (a task wage or piece rate), or at an hourly or daily rate, or based on an easily measured quantity of work done.
Payment by wage contrasts with salaried work, in which the employer pays an arranged amount at steady intervals (such as a week or month) regardless of hours worked, with commission which conditions pay on individual performance, and with compensation based on the performance of the company as a whole. Waged employees may also receive tips or gratuity paid directly by clients and employee benefits which are non-monetary forms of compensation. Since wage labour is the predominant form of work, the term "wage" sometimes refers to all forms (or all monetary forms) of employee compensation.
Basic salary: is the amount paid to an employee before any extras are added or taken off, such as reductions because of salary sacrifice schemes or an increase due to overtime or a bonus.
Occupational accidents: any form of injury that faces an employee in the occupational accidents listed in the attached document that they encounter during work, and so, every incident where a worker faces an injury during work periods, going or returning home from duty, is considered an occupational injury yet only if the worker didn't interrupt or deviate from the usual routine.
Labour Department: any branch relevant to the Ministry of Labour related to labour issues in the UAE and the federal government.
Labour inspection: is monitoring entities implementation to the provisions of the UAE Labour Laws and ministerial decisions.
The inspection report: the report prepared and submitted by inspector who revels the entity's commitment to Labour Laws and ministerial decisions.
Offense report: is a document which is presented by the inspector highlighting a committed violation by an entity.
Private Recruitment Agency: every natural or legal person issued a license to practice a mediating activity or temporary employment activity.
Employee: each natural person looking for a job or working for an employer.
Employment: employing a worker residing in the country in accordance to relevant legislations.
Recruitment: inviting a natural person to the country for work purposes in accordance to active legislations.
Strategy: the methodology chosen by the ministry to develop specific goals and achieve them. It’s a declaration on the approach to be adopted by the ministry in accomplishing its tasks.
Strategic objective: is the result of a direct impact on the community, and responds to the needs and / or the specific interests of the citizens of the United Arab Emirates.
Strategic Performance Indicators (SKPIs): indicators that are based on a result and measure performance at a strategic level. It is a digital measurement of the results that measure progress towards the strategic goal.
Operational performance indicators (OKPIs): a set of indicators developed at an initiative level that could be based on the outcomes or the result according to the nature of the initiative.
Operational performance metrics: is a type of measurement which indicates the extent to which activities are well implemented.
Initiative: is a series of activities adopted by the ministry to achieve a specific strategic objective. There measurement can be an outcome or as a result contribute to the achievement of a key success factor linked to a mentioned Strategic Objective.
Activities: is a set of actions that form an initiative. Activities are placed by the ministry according to its strategy.