Payroll Services in UAE

Payroll Middle East provides payroll and HR solutions, which can potentially save your business as much as 50% of costs in comparison to retaining a payroll professional in-house.

UAE Regulations on Wages of Employees

As per the Ministerial Decree (No. 739) of 2019 on the Protection of Employee Wages, registered businesses in the UAE must subscribe to the Wages Protection System of the UAE (WPS) and pay employee wages through the WPS promptly. Seek the help of our team of payroll specialists for WPS setup assistance and payments to avoid incurring fines and penalties from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization.

Take note that local regulators will neither deal with business owners nor process any transactions that are not registered with the UAE WPS until they are registered in the system.

Let Payroll Middle East handle complex processes of handling payroll services in UAE, especially if your company payroll is currently needlessly consuming a considerable amount of resources and energy of employees. With a team of highly skilled and dedicated payroll specialists, the firm can help you run your business assured that you have a trusted partner who is handling payroll outsourcing accurately and in compliance with local legislation. All your payroll data will be maintained both securely and accurately, and you can request your payroll information anytime.

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Benefits That You Get in Outsourcing Payroll Services in UAE

In UAE, only a few service providers can provide reliable payroll and HR solutions while meeting international and local service quality expectations. At Payroll Middle East, we are the preferred partner of several businesses in the region, and here are just some of the reasons why:

Service Scope

Understanding and defining the scope of payroll services are critical when acquiring expert help. Our payroll team which is composed of experts can make sure you are given a clear scope of the services you are acquiring, outlining our responsibilities concerning your company payroll. Since the payroll services we provide in UAE are tailored to the specific needs of businesses, they can include regulatory updates, end-of-service calculations, WPS setup, salary transfers, statutory payments and filings, distribution of payslips, audit assistance, reports generation, financial accruals, retroactive calculations, and leave management.

In-country Presence

The firm has a local presence in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and all the other emirates in the UAE. This means we can process your payroll locally and help you whenever an inspector from MOHRE walks into your place of business for questioning.

Service Level Agreement

Our payroll specialists work conscientiously, which is why clients are only provided with the services that they need. Our service level agreements include specifications on performance goals to help businesses with their payroll and HR functions. This includes payment and processing timelines, turnaround time for questions and queries of company management and employees, recording of general ledger transactions, recording overtime, requesting leaves, and maintaining personal information of employees.

Global Network Membership

The firm is one of the partners of an international association of independent firms. Having passed through vigorous due diligence, clients get the assurance that they are guided by a qualified and trusted firm for their payroll processing.


Payroll processing is extremely time-sensitive. Businesses in UAE don’t want to face situations where they are late in distributing company funds for employee wages as they will get fines and penalties. We’ll help you minimize risk and process payroll promptly. We also assist WPS files that get rejected or revisions of payroll calculations.

Outsourcing your payroll and HR functions is one of the most important things you can do when operating a business in the UAE. It can save you resources while allowing you to put more focus on your business’s critical activities. There is no shortage of payroll outsourcing service providers in the region, which is why it is essential that you only partner with the right payroll solutions firm that is reliable, flexible, and well-versed with the local regulations. As we’re based locally, we also provide clients with the latest updates on statutory regulations that affect their company payroll.

Payroll Specialists in UAE

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Payroll Middle East provides flexible and innovative solutions for the payroll and HR functions of businesses in the UAE, as well as Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. For several decades, Payroll Middle East has retained a team of in-country payroll specialists that support businesses and global leaders across a variety of industries with their compliance and payroll-related matters. Our highly skilled and experienced team leverages their expertise in providing clients guidance on critical HR processes such as the handling of payroll.

Contact our payroll processing team today by giving us a call or sending us your inquiry online! Initial consultations are free, so don’t hesitate to reach out today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Should Employers Keep Payroll Records in the UAE?
Under the UAE Labor Law, employers are required to maintain accurate payroll records for each employee for at least 15 years. This includes records of employee compensation, deductions, bonuses, and other benefits. It is important to maintain these records as they may be required for legal, tax, or audit purposes.
What Is a Pay Period and How to Choose One for Your Business?
A pay period is the time frame and frequency at which an employer pays his employees, such as weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. The pay period is usually determined by the employer based on business needs and the preferences of the employees. It is important to choose a pay period that is consistent and reliable to ensure that employees receive their salaries on time and to avoid any errors in payroll processing.
How to Offer Employees Payroll Advances?
To offer payroll advances to employees, employers can set up a formal policy outlining the terms and conditions of the advance, such as the maximum amount, repayment terms, and interest rates (if any). Employers should also require employees to sign an agreement acknowledging the terms of the payroll advance. It is important to maintain accurate records of all payroll advances and repayments.
How to Set Up and Run Remote Payroll and Taxes in the UAE?
To set up and run remote payroll and taxes in the UAE, employers can consider using a payroll outsourcing service that specializes in managing payroll for remote workers. This can help ensure compliance with local tax and labor laws, as well as simplify payroll processing and reporting.
What Is an Employee Settlement Agreement in the UAE?
An employee settlement agreement is a legal document that outlines the terms and conditions of a mutual agreement between an employer and an employee to settle any disputes or claims that may arise during or after the employment relationship. The agreement may include terms such as compensation, benefits, and confidentiality.
How to Calculate End-of-Service Benefits in UAE?

End-of-service benefits in the UAE are calculated based on the employee’s length of service and final salary. The formula for calculating end-of-service benefits is as follows:

  • For employees with less than one year of service: half a month’s salary for each month worked
  • For employees with more than one year of service but less than five years: one month’s salary for each year of service
  • For employees with more than five years of service: two months’ salary for each year of service after the fifth year
How to Pay Remote Workers in Multiple Countries?
To pay remote workers in multiple countries, employers can use a global payroll provider that can handle multiple currencies and tax jurisdictions. Alternatively, employers can use a local payroll provider in each country where the remote workers are located.
What Is WPS in the UAE?
The Wage Protection System (WPS) is a system established by the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratizations (MOHRE) to ensure timely and accurate payment of salaries to employees in the private sector. Under the WPS, employers must transfer employee salaries through approved financial institutions and provide detailed information about the employee’s salary and benefits.
What Is Your Payroll Frequency?
Employers typically choose a payroll frequency that suits their business needs and the preferences of their employees.
How Are Pay Slips Delivered in UAE?
Pay slips in the UAE can be delivered in both physical and electronic formats. Employers must ensure that employees receive a pay slip at the time of each payment, which includes details such as the employee’s name, job title, salary, deductions, and other benefits. Electronic pay slips must be secure and accessible to employees