UAE Labour & Employment Law
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Course Overview

Delivered in partnership with leading law firm Clyde&Co, this course prepares HR practitioners to successfully handle common labour law issues and mitigate the impact of unforeseen events while protecting the rights of their workforce - from recruitment to termination. The programme has been updated to reflect the November 2021 updates on employment contracts and their implications for employers, when over 40 laws were included in the changes, which together represent the largest legal reform in the nation’s 50-year history, including antidiscrimination, equal pay, new fixed term contracts and more.

Key Takeaways

Gain a thorough understanding of the latest changes and updates announced in November 2021
Ensure business continuity while serving all stakeholders
Understand the impact of employment law at the start of the employment relationship
Recognise the main rights that the employee has during the employment period
Identify the issues to address at the termination of the employment

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Course Outline

Live virtual class 1
Overview of the legal landscape
• Introduction to the UAE legal system
• Free zones vs. mainland
Recruitment and employment Contracts
• Immigration and sponsorship
• Visas for working in the UAE
• Offer letters and employment contracts
• Fixed vs unlimited contracts
• Background checks and recruitment Issues
• Emiratisation and employing nationals
Operating the UAE as a regional hub
• Dual residency and dual employment
• Payroll issues
• Secondments
Employee benefits
• Salary and allowances
• Tax and VAT
• End of service gratuity
• Pension/ social security
• Working hours, overtime and the 5-day work week
Leave entitlements
• Holiday leave and air tickets
• Sick leave
• Maternity leave
• Emergency leave and other types of leave
Live virtual class 2
Health and safety obligations
• Private medical Insurance
• Accidents and workman’s compensation
• Accidental death
• Reporting processes
Termination and employee resignation
• Termination process and permitted reasons for termination
• Poor performance and misconduct
• Restructuring and redundancy
• Recovering costs from employees
• Arbitrary termination – what constitutes arbitrary dismissal?
• Termination after sick leave or maternity leave
• Terminating UAE national employees
• Notice periods and garden leave
• Employee entitlements upon termination
Employment disputes
• Initiated by the employer
• Initiated by the employee
• The Ministry of Labour process
• Labour and employment disputes in the local courts
• Protecting employer data and confidential information
• Non-compete, confidentiality, non-solicitation clauses

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
This course is suitable to all levels, from beginners to advanced.


What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
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What is the deadline for registering to a public course?
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What does the course fee cover?
The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.
Does LEORON give discounts?
Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.


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