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ANO NA LAAANG, ATTORNEY??? – Adultery
Mar04

ANO NA LAAANG, ATTORNEY??? – Adultery

ANO NA LAAANG, ATTORNEY??? Legal advice from The People’s Lawyer, Attorney Barney Almazar, Esq. “Na-in love po ako sa may asawa! Mato-trobol po ba ako sa batas? Ano na laaang???” If you are in the UAE and you have engaged in illicit sexual activities with a married person, then it is possible for you to get in trouble with the law. Under Article 356 of the UAE Penal Code, persons caught committing sexual acts outside...

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Five Laws Every Filipina in the UAE Should Know
Nov19

Five Laws Every Filipina in the UAE Should Know

5 Laws Every Filipina in the UAE Should Know By Barney Alamazar, Esq.   UAE Labour Laws Equal pay for equal work – Article 32 A working woman shall be entitled to the same wage as that of a working man, if she does the same work. Night shift prohibition – Articles 27 & 28 Except those holding managerial, technical and medical positions and during emergency situations, women may not be made to work from 10 pm to 7 am....

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Breaking Up Is Not Hard To Do
Aug19

Breaking Up Is Not Hard To Do

Breaking Up Is Not Hard To Do What are your options if you want to dissolve a marriage? Do you even have any options.? Non-Muslim’s OFW in the UAE, take heed. Knowing where your relationship stands in the law is an imperative. Annulment The Family Code of the Philippines provides limited grounds for filing a petition for annulment. The most common ground to render a marriage void is Article 36—psychological incapacity. Thus, if either...

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Making UAE Labor Laws Work for You
Jun21

Making UAE Labor Laws Work for You

  By Barney Almazar, Esq.   Whether you are working to live or living to work, it is important that you know your rights as an employee in the UAE. Employer-employee relationship in the emirates is primarily governed by Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 or commonly known as the UAE Labor Law.  Although Article 63 talks about minimum wage, the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs has yet to propose a minimum wage. Until this happens, the...

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Dubai Code of Conduct: The Bare Essentials
Jun05

Dubai Code of Conduct: The Bare Essentials

 Dubai Code of Conduct: The Bare Essentials By Barney Almazar, Esq.   Before you show off your itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, yellow polka-dot bikini along Jumeirah beach, take time to read the Dubai Code of Conduct issued by the Executive Council outlining provisions on decency, beaches, public display of affection.  The culture, customs and traditions of the UAE and its people should be respected by adopting courtesy and moderation...

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