Recently, there have been several legislative developments related to labour and employment law matters, chief among them a new law comprised of numerous amendments to the Federal laws regulating labour relations, which entered into force on 29 September 2019 and a resolution that expands the definition of discrimination to include doctrine and gender as means of combating discrimination and hatred
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) has increased enforcement of labour market testing requirements
The Wage Protection System has been refined to exclude certain groups of employees
Male applicants sponsored by their relatives for residence permit purposes may now apply for a relative-sponsored work permit in order to work for an employer registered with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE)
The new DIFC Employment Law No. 2 of 2019 comes into effect on 28 August 2019 and repeals and replaces the previous law, DIFC Law No. 4 of 2005, as amended. Key revisions include, among others, the application of the law to short-term employees and part-time employees; the introduction of a six month limitation period for bringing employment claims; greater protection for employees against discrimination (including harassment); enhanced family-friendly benefits; and increased clarity regarding the payment of salaries and other entitlements
The scheme is aimed at foreign nationals with exceptional talent or professions in the field of medicine, engineering, science and the arts. Eligible applicants can apply for permanent residency, which will enable them to reside, work, study and sponsor their dependants in the country without the need to have in place a local sponsor. Details of the scheme are yet to be released
The new law which came into force on April 1, 2019 lists the exemptions for payment of the administrative fines detailed in Article 3 of UAE Cabinet Resolution No. 15 of 2017
Date: Wednesday 12 June 5 p.m. Central European Time (11 a.m. New York time)
Identifying key wage and hour risks confronting international retailers and strategies for compliance
- The webinar will feature a panel discussion among attorneys from United Kingdom, Canada, the United States and France with deep experience representing employers confronted with class action wage and hour cases and the myriad of issues arising from the unique scheduling demands of the retail industry as they collide with the growing push to ensure through local laws that employees receive sufficient time off and compensation.
- Jonathan Dye (Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti in Canada)
- Eric R. Magnus (Jackson Lewis in USA)
- Olivier Kress (Flichy Grangé in France)
- James Major (Clyde & Co in United Kingdom)
- Moderator: Rich Landau (Jackson Lewis in USA)
Date and time:
June 12, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (CET)
Even in the era of far-reaching international trade agreements and regional economic and political partnerships, the majority of laws and regulations governing the workplace are still determined by the individual countries where employees work.
Spanning 6 continents, L&E Global’s member firms are ideally situated to provide clients with pragmatic, commercial advice necessary to achieve their objectives. Our members work closely with corporate, legal, human resources departments and corporate executives across a variety of sectors and industries to address the strategic and tactical issues that arise in the workplace.
Discover the most important labour and employment rules, regulations and best practices specific to each jurisdiction, conveniently together in one place.
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