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Forum: Middle East
Apr 9th 2018, 11:34 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By captainjack

Lawyer in UAE complaint

So got fired illegally and started a case via labour courts.

6 months later monies more or less close to running out and case still hadnt even started.

Hired a lawyer and paid up, also did...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 16th 2018, 10:48 pm
Replies: 40
VAT
Views: 4,856
Posted By captainjack

Re: VAT

Always thought Spinneys was ridiculous in their pricing before the VAT increase!
Forum: Middle East
Jan 16th 2018, 10:43 pm
Replies: 40
VAT
Views: 4,856
Posted By captainjack

Re: VAT

Moozlem country? lol - Its a money first, Arabs second country. Born n bred moozlem over here and the UAE's main religion maybe Islam but they aint Moozlems in practice the way the good book commands...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 16th 2018, 10:20 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 6,665
Posted By captainjack

Re: Saudi work visa

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but its going to take a miracle if you have a conviction on your record to be accepted by the Saudis - they ask for this report specifically for this purpose.

I...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 19th 2017, 4:02 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,442
Posted By captainjack

Re: Labour Law UAE - Lawyer recommendations?

Normal circumstances I would - ie genuine restructuring but the coverup is worse than the crime.

Its 1 of those scenarios stuck in my head, if I dont take a stand when will I?

Aye might not be...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 19th 2017, 2:37 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,442
Posted By captainjack

Re: Labour Law UAE - Lawyer recommendations?

Nationality isnt the problem - mixed culture in the company its the ethics etc.

Does anyone know then of any lawyers that offer free consultations?
Forum: Middle East
Jun 19th 2017, 8:59 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,442
Posted By captainjack

Re: Labour Law UAE - Lawyer recommendations?

I do but justice costs and I dont have the reserves they do to stay and fight without employment/income.

If they file a case then I'm trapped here which is the concern.

I tried calling both...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 19th 2017, 8:38 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,442
Posted By captainjack

Re: Labour Law UAE - Lawyer recommendations?

Dismissed under the re-structuring guise. However I caught the company out, accepting CVs for my post and scheduled interviews for the past 3 months. Confronted them and hence terminated on the spot,...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 18th 2017, 9:24 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,442
Posted By captainjack

Re: Labour Law UAE - Lawyer recommendations?

Thanks for all the advice - I have filed a case and the company has responded after 48 hrs warning me if I continue with my case they will file a case against me.


Is that possible?!? I have...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 11th 2017, 6:06 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,442
Posted By captainjack

Labour Law UAE - Lawyer recommendations?

In the UAE and have a dispute with my Employer, any reputable/recommended lawyers anyone knows about/have used for Labour law disputes?
Forum: Middle East
Mar 19th 2014, 7:46 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,997
Posted By captainjack

Re: motorbike in Doha?

Its not cheap energy creating the problems, it's the complete lack of education, respect for other road users and enforcing discipline/effective punishment when the rules are broken. This can be...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 12th 2014, 9:39 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,368
Posted By captainjack

Re: Zig Zag Towers or the Pearl vs Housing Allowance

Like everyone said 4K will get you absolutely nothing in those areas, thats a token gesture of an allowance tbh. Accommodation for say a 3 bedroom apt is approx. 12K standard. Obviously the further...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 24th 2014, 6:55 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,881
Posted By captainjack

Re: Car leasing - what would you get & where would you go?

Agree with JohnnyBoy11 BUT I would postpone hiring immediately, driving is terrible out here. Get settled in, ask your company for a driver you can call and use their services for the first month,...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 19th 2014, 7:40 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 6,538
Posted By captainjack

Re: Qatar work visa

If the role insists on a police check - apparently it depends on employer requesting it - and it comes back with a history there is no way you are getting a Visa period. Think about it, whats the...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 19th 2014, 6:10 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 6,538
Posted By captainjack

Re: Qatar work visa

My bad, thought it was a mandatory pre-requisite. What jobs/industries are your friends in where its not needed?
Forum: Middle East
Feb 19th 2014, 6:06 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 6,538
Posted By captainjack

Re: Qatar work visa

Really hate to be the bearer of bad news but they do ask for a police clearance report so if it was committed after the age of 18 then it will show on your disclosure report. Its actually a...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 16th 2014, 11:35 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,529
Posted By captainjack

Re: Moving to Doha in April

Its actually a law in the country, the police are known for surprise raids on garages as well to ensure all the cars they have on their sites have the official police reports permitting the vehicle...
Feb 16th 2014, 9:35 am
Replies: 8
Views: 12,951
Posted By captainjack

Re: Is this a good offer in Qatar?

Accommodation here plus utilities is approx. 12-17K pm - dependant on size and location of course but that is the average figure. (Of course if you move to Wakrah and Barwa city then its a lot lot...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 16th 2014, 9:12 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,529
Posted By captainjack

Re: Moving to Doha in April

Jeez, looks like the CEO of QA power trip has spread...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 16th 2014, 9:08 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By captainjack

Re: Male, 27 moving to Doha - advice?

Theres a lot to know about this place, you really do need to be prepped. In fact someone really needs to have a handbook to give to newcomers.

In fact, I think I will make the effort and write 1...
Feb 16th 2014, 9:06 am
Forum: Middle East
Feb 16th 2014, 8:51 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,529
Posted By captainjack

Re: Moving to Doha in April

Hey I just replied with an extensive post, confirmed posted yet nothing listed?!?
Forum: Middle East
Feb 16th 2014, 8:28 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,529
Posted By captainjack

Re: Moving to Doha in April

abc) Internet/TV/Mobile

Ooredoo offer all the above, the only other alternative is Vodafone but they only do Mobile and they are more costly than Ooredoo and Ive heard coverage is not as good as...
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