New UAE Labour Law 2016-2017 (Download PDF)
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If you are employed in the UAE, you’d have surely heard about the New UAE Labour Law or UAE Employment Law that has been issued in 2016. If you are an employer or employee in UAE, you must familiarise yourself with UAE Labour Law as this is what guides your employment. Ministry of Labour regularly makes updates to UAE Labour Law as a proactive step towards having best practices.
Most of the freezones follow UAE Labor Law; however they need not, as they are independent to follow their own set of rules and policies. In addition to the UAE Labour Law, the free zones may have their own rules which they may follow. You will have to visit their websites to find out more.
As an employee, UAE Labor Law will help you understand your rights, various procedures that you may need to follow and so on. As an employer or company, you must be aware of legalities involved in hiring and terminating employees. A careful reading of labor law will let you understand the various aspects that may affect your decisions. Companies do not know circumstances in which they can terminate an employee. Your HR team must be equipped well enough to gauge the UAE Labour Law which may save you from may difficulties.
With the new resolutions released by MOL, it has become more important for you to understand minute details and circumstances which may affect you.
Basically, the UAE Labour Law speaks about the following:
- Gratuity Calculation;
- Limited Contracts;
- Unlimited Contracts;
- Rights of Employees;
- Labour Ban;
- Overtime Calculation;
The new UAE Labour Law that has come into effect changes 3 main aspects of the UAE Labour Law.
- Standard Offer Letters – Resolution 764;
- Termination of Contract – Resolution 765;
- Getting New Work Permit / Labour Ban – Resolution 766.
These have been issued as a separate Resolutions to the existing resolutions and UAE Labour Law is not issued in a single document.
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