Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MHRE) Circular No. 4 of 2020, concerning the stability of the national workforce conditions in the private sector during the period implementation of precautionary measures to limit the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The circular restricts the ability to restructure UAE national workforce by requiring employers to undertake certain steps, including:
- Notifying the MHRE through “Tatween” of its desire to re-organise.
- Referring the matter to the committee established pursuant to Resolution No. 280 of 2020.
- Adopting alternative measures as discussed and proposed by the committee.
- Not proceeding with a restructure until alternative measures by the committee have been implemented, as agreed with the employee.
- Complying with Resolution No. 212 of 218 pertaining to recruitment and termination of UAE nationals in the private sector.
- Making use of any incentives / support mechanisms that are available by MHRE to ensure the stability of the UAE national workforce in the private sector.
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