Employer of Record United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates Employee Benefits

Employer of Record United Arab Emirates

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Pensions in UAE

The Golden Pension Scheme is a retirement savings program specifically designed for UAE nationals. The Golden Pension Scheme offers a range of investment options and flexible contribution amounts, making it easy for UAE nationals to save for their retirement. The plan also provides tax benefits and a guaranteed rate of return, making it an attractive option for those looking to secure their financial future. The scheme is administered by the Emirates Pension Scheme Authority and is available to eligible UAE nationals through participating financial institutions.

Contributions are made by the individual and there is no requirement for the employer to make contributions on their behalf. However, some employers in UAE may choose to offer additional retirement benefits to their employees.

There are pension schemes available for non-UAE nationals in the country. Many private sector companies offer pension plans to their employees, and there are also private pension providers that offer individual pension plans.

UAE Healthcare Benefits

Foreign nationals working in Dubai and Abu Dhabi must be provided with health insurance by their employers. Their spouses and dependents must also be provided with health insurance.  

Those working in the state of Ras Al Khaimah do not require any health insurance, but the majority of foreign workers’ employers offer private health insurance. 

In all other areas of the UAE, the foreign employee must be provided with health insurance, but the spouse and dependents of the employee are optional. In practice, most employers opt to also cover their worker’s family.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

Payrolling the employees is a key part of the service offered by an EOR company. The EOR will calculate and remit all taxes, social securities and similar payments, on behalf of both employer and employee. The client will be invoiced in advance by the EOR company, for the total cost of the payroll.

Yes. Our clients are free to dictate the structure of the employees’ remuneration including any bonuses or commissions they wish to offer. In some countries, there is a statutory requirement to provide “bonuses”, for example in the form of Christmas or holiday allowances.

Yes. Agility EOR will calculate what pay is due upon termination of an employee, factoring in such things as any untaken leave entitlements.

We find that most of our clients are in the Tech, IT, Finance and Professional Services industries. However, we have acquired the skills, knowledge and experience to help all industries across the globe.

As a private company, we’re not beholden to shareholders or asset-shredding Private Equity targets. We aim to build long-term relationships with our clients. At Agility EOR, our approach is that we never forget that our business is all about people. Our Employer of Record solutions are tailored to each requirement, not a one-size-fits-all tech platform. We do the right thing by our clients and by the laws of each country we operate in. And we believe in openness; if we don’t feel we can offer you the best solution for a specific territory, we’ll say so. 

We pride ourselves on our personable-approach so once you enter your new employees details into our dedicated platform, we’ll arrange a call with you to go through the details of the employment contract where together we can review and amend to your requirements. We liaise directly with your employee to build a rapport and obtain the necessary information to hire them compliantly, and set them up ready for their first payroll.

We never stop delivering! Even if you’re employee has been onboarded and is happily working for you and being paid each month, we’re here to partner with you whenever you or your employees need us. Even your ex-employees may need our assistance for tax documents, proof of employment requests etc… Our service never stops!