Many Filipinos, Indians and Russians work outside their countries to earn more bucks. But in the bargain, they give up their rights, their passport in the hands of their employers which sometimes turned out to be a tragedy. Passport is the personal document and it cannot be retained by the employees under any law. Many countries in UAE have amended the law.
The news article published in the kwentongofw.com, the people working outside their countries their passport serves as one of the crucial documents to travel across the various countries. As per the law, once you have it, that should remain in your custody without further explanation. There are lots of issues already faced by the OFW (Overseas Filipino Workers) involving the employer and employees as who will hold the passport in its custody. But according to the law, there are two ways in that as the passport belongs to the person whose image is attached to it and it should remain in the possession of that person only. But according to the sources, the rules are not followed by the many employers especially in the case of OFW’s working in the Middle East countries.