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UAE: Summary of recent Legislative Amendments

1) The UAE has had a system of classification in place since 2010 which classifies companies into three categories according to certain criteria, designed to incentivise employers to adhere to existing Emiratisation requirements. The system of classifications was initially introduced by Cabinet Resolution No. 26 of 2010 (2010 Resolution). Resolution No. 11 of 2017 (2017 Resolution) seeks to amend certain provisions of the 2010 Resolution, primarily amending the provisions pertaining to the payment of bank guarantees. 2) Cabinet Resolution No. 15 of 2017 (2017 Resolution) seeks to amend the fees and fines payable to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (the Ministry) and ultimately repeal the previous fees and fines published pursuant to Cabinet Resolution No. 40 of 2014 (2014 Resolution). 3) The new resolution removes certain immigration services.