UAE: Ministerial Resolution No. 31 of 2018 Introducing Part-Time Employment System

The law, which came into force on 1 March 2018, permits companies to recruit employees on a part-time basis and allows individuals to work for more than one employer.  The key aspects of the law are:

  1. Individuals who fall under professional skills level one or two and therefore as a minimum have a diploma qualification may work part time for more than one employer;
  2. Consent from the primary employer is not required; however the employee must have a work permit to work for each employer;
  3. MHRE will notify all employers who the employee works for upon issuance of a new work permit;
  4. Employers are not permitted to restrict the employee’s employment using non-compete and confidentiality clauses in the employment contract unless a court order to the contrary has been obtained; and
  5. The primary employer is responsible for payment of end of service gratuity and annual leave and any other financial obligations which can be pro-rated, factoring in hours worked and wage. The employee may also contractually agree further benefits with any secondary employers.
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