Employer Perspective - New UAE Labour Law

Employer Perspective – New UAE Labour Law

May 9, 2022

  • New UAE Labour Law came in February 2nd, 2022 with an effect by Federal Decree-Law 33 of 2021.
  • Necessary amendments are made.
  • Weekly Holidays have been changed, especially for the government sectors. 
  • Now onwards, fixed-term contracts are also labelled as Limited Contracts, from 2 to 3 years. 3 years is the maximum term of the contract. 
  • Employers are asked to shift all the employees to new contracts until 2023.
  • Now the maximum probation period is 6 months.
  • Now notice is mandatory by the employer. Employer has to inform the employee before 14 days. It has to be a written notice, not a verbal commitment or promise.
  • New Flexible working is introduced.
  • Holiday, Friday can be changed to any other day with the consent of both parties.
  • Maternity Leaves have been increased. Now employers have to provide 60 maternity leaves. 
  • Compassionate Leaves and Study Leaves are introduced.
  • End of Service Benefits.
  • Annual paid leaves.
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