December 2, 2023

Tullio Corradini

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The Executive Regulations to the Labour Law

The Executive Regulations to the Labour Law

The Federal Law No. 33 of 2021 (the New Law) brought sizeable adjustments to the UAE Labour Law and was produced well in advance of the successful day, getting 2 February 2022. We highlighted some of these adjustments within just our preceding submit.

The New Legislation manufactured reference to executive laws and it was predicted that these would make clear the mechanics of the New Regulation. The restrictions of the New Legislation have now been issued less than the UAE Cupboard Resolution No. 1 of 2022 (the Govt Rules).

The New Legislation and the Government Restrictions influence on each employees and businesses in the UAE.  For the avoidance of any doubt, the New Legislation and associated polices do not implement to establishments in the DIFC or ADGM which have their personal labour laws.

We have provided a summary as to the vital factors issued in the Govt Laws:

  • New Work Permits: The Ministry of Human Methods & Emiratisation (MoHRE) shall make obtainable a number of new sorts of work permits. Curiously, a new enhancement in just the regulations is the introduction of a freelance get the job done allow to work onshore without the need of demanding the sponsorship from an onshore employer.
  • Operating Designs: The New Legislation furnished 4 get the job done designs: full-time, section-time, temporary and versatile. The Executive Rules introduce two more perform products: remote working and work sharing.
  • Work Contract: The Govt Laws present the standard terms necessary to be bundled in the employment contract. In addition, the MoHRE shall deliver conventional templates for the new do the job versions. The employment agreement templates are awaited.
  • Doing work Several hours: The New Legislation confirms the optimum performing several hours and over-all cap. The Govt Rules introduces the exemptions to the utmost performing several hours and this kind of restrict will not apply to board users, men and women holding supervisory posture and employees that satisfy selected prerequisites established out inside of the regulations. In addition, the Govt Restrictions confirm that the doing work several hours will be diminished by two hrs in the course of the holy month of Ramadan.
  • Annual Depart: The Executive Polices clarify the calculation of annual leave for section-time staff.
  • Non-Compete Clauses: A non-compete clause shall not be enforceable in which an work contract is terminated in gentle of the employer’s breach of the contractual phrases or obligations less than the legislation.
  • Procedures & Procedures: Companies with 50 or additional workers are needed under the New Regulation and Govt Restrictions to implement insurance policies and methods. The policies have to present info on a amount of variables which include, for example, functioning hrs, holiday seasons, bonuses and promotions. In addition, companies need to offer processes on disciplinary sanctions, overall health & protection, grievances and issues.
  • Disciplinary Sanctions: The Executive Rules deliver the criteria to be considered when imposing a disciplinary sanction as properly as the method, related timescales for investigations, notifying the employee of any sanction and the employee’s appropriate to charm.

If you are an employer or worker who calls for help with implementing the New Regulation and Government Laws, you should contact Joanna Stewart ([email protected]).


February 2022