Federal Decree-Law No. 29 of 2021 On Entry and Residence of Foreigners, introduces some variations to prevailing immigration practices and will repeal the current Federal Law (Law No. 6 of 1730), once in force. Key changes include: The assignment of the responsibility of enforcement of the law to the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs […]
Federal Law No. 33/2021 on Regulation of Labour Relations, which will come into force on 2 February 2022, will repeal the current Federal Labour Law on the same issue (Law No. 8/1980). The new law refers to Implementing Regulations to be issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, which will include additional explanatory […]
A series of Tweets related to mandatory PCR testing and remote working, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, have been issued by the Abu Dhabi Department of Government Support, Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis & Disasters Committee, and the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE). The following Tweets have been issued recently: 6 February […]
The circular mandates employees in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi who have not been vaccinated to take a PCR test once every 7 days. The circular has been in force from 9 February 2021.
The Circular imposes the following requirements: The Circular mandates employees of Government Ministries & other Federal entities who have not yet taken the COVID-19 vaccine to undertake a COVID-19 Nasal Swab Test (PCR) once every 7 days, the cost of which is to be borne by the employee. Employees who are unable to take the […]
The Abu Dhabi Department of Government Support issued Circular No. 16 of 2020 to all government entities and companies in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi requiring the following measures to be taken: All employees attending the workplace to undertake a Nasal Swab Test (PCR) once every 14 days, the cost of which is to be […]
The UAE has announced that it will grant the 10 year golden visa to all PHD holders, all doctors, engineers in the fields of computer engineering, electronics, programming, electricity, and biotechnology, and top achievers of accredited universities in the country scoring 3.8 GPA and above. The law has not yet been published.
The following amendments have been introduced to the UAE Labour Law (Law No. 8 of 1980, as amended): Article 32 has been extended to provide that the female worker is entitled to a wage equal to that of a male worker where she is performing the same work, or other remuneration of equal value. Article […]
The UAE government has advised that a special approval for residents returning to the UAE is no longer needed.
Rather than terminating employees, employers should first consider alternative means of reducing staffing costs