What Is the New Labour Law in Uae 2021

The new law introduced new working arrangements and provides for part-time work, temporary agency work and flexible working arrangements. The aim of these changes is to create flexibility in the UAE labour market and help companies make decisions in response to market changes and/or business requirements. In addition, the new law stipulates that an employee may work remotely inside or outside the UAE, provided that the employee has obtained the employer`s consent. Employees must take their vacation in the year it becomes due, although it is unclear what will happen to the vacation if they do not. We are evaluating the basic measures as the UAE presents its first comprehensive labour law review in more than 40 years. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) promulgated Federal Law No. 33 of 2021 (the new Labour Code), which was adopted on 2 September 2021. February 2022 will enter into force and repeal the Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 of the United Arab Emirates (the current Labour Code). We await the official release of the new legislation and accompanying regulations and will provide further updates on these changes in due course. At the time of going to press, the Federal Government of the United Arab Emirates has also just announced a postponement of the working week of public sector employees from Sunday/Thursday to Monday/Friday. We will publish a separate [bulletin] on this subject shortly.

If you have any questions about the new law or shift in the UAE work week and what it might mean for you or your company, please contact your usual HSF contact for assistance On November 15, it was announced that a new UAE Labor Code would come into effect early next year. Federal Decree-Law No. 33rd of 2021 on the Regulation of Industrial Relations (the new Law), which will replace Federal Law No. (8) of 1980, will enter into force on 2 February 2022. This Bulletin contains 10 important changes that will be implemented under the new legislation. The long-awaited Legislative Decree No. 33 of 2021 regulating industrial relations (the “New Labour Code”) is one of many new legal developments recently introduced in the UAE. In recent weeks, we have also seen significant changes in privacy and electronic transaction laws and, of course, the weekend change in the UAE, which has attracted a lot of attention around the world. While we expect most businesses to move to a Saturday/Sunday weekend to accommodate schools and government operations (and that`s what we`re seeing in the market), it remains to be seen whether this will be widely adopted or whether the transition to a 41/2-day work week will be adopted by private sector companies. This customer alert is not intended to provide a complete summary of all changes introduced by the new law. We recommend that you consult your lawyers to discuss the new law and executive regulation (if published) and their impact on current employment contracts in order to cooperate in aligning these agreements with the UAE labour law regime. In mid-November, the UAE Cabinet passed a new Labour Law, Federal Law No.

33 of 2021 (the new Labour Law), which was passed on 2 November 2021. February 2022 will come into force and repeal and completely replace Law No. 8 of 1980 (the old law). The new Labour Code consolidates many of the changes introduced by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MHRE) over the past five years through various regulations, and also introduces significant new changes that amount to a radical overhaul of industrial relations in the UAE. It will apply in all UAE in each of the seven emirates and its free zones (with the exception of DIFC and ADGM). On November 16, 2021, significant changes to labor law in the United Arab Emirates were announced with the introduction of the new Labor Code of the United Arab Emirates (Federal Legislative Decree No. 33 of 2021) (new law), which will enter into force on February 2, 2022. The new Act will replace the United Arab Emirates Federal Labour Act (Act No.

8 of 1980) (as amended). The new law is the first major update to the UAE`s labour legislation since the introduction of the UAE`s Federal Labour Law (Act No. 8 of 1980) and applies to all employees and employers in the private sector. There are currently only two exceptions to the overall application of the new law. The first is located in the Dubai International Financial Centre, a separate jurisdiction with its own labour legislation, and the second is the Abu Dhabi Global Market, which also has its own labour legislation. On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, the Government of the United Arab Emirates announced that as of January 1, 2022, the Federal Government facilities will operate on a 4 and a half day work week, with the weekend starting on Friday afternoon and including Saturday and Sunday. Federal Decree-Law No. 33 of 2021 on the Regulation of Industrial Relations (the “New Labour Law of the United Arab Emirates”) enters into force on 2 February 2022.

This is the most significant change of its kind since the introduction of existing labour law in 1980. The new UAE Labour Code aims to improve the regulation of different categories of work (e.g. B, temporary and part-time work), to offer better protection to workers and to introduce more flexibility in the workplace. A new labor law, which is expected to come into force in the UAE from February 2, 2022, will ensure that public and private sector labor practices and services are broadly aligned, a senior official said. The law prohibits discrimination against persons based specifically on race, colour, sex, religion, national origin, ethnic origin or disability. It remains to be seen how this protection will be applied in practice or what will be the remedy for victims of discriminatory behaviour. .

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