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Everything you need to know about the new UAE labor law

Abu Dhabi: New Labor Law-Federal Law-United Arab Emirates (UAE) 2021 Law No. 33 replaces Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 and came into force on February 2, 2022.

The law was first documented on 20 September 2021 and publicly announced on 15 November 2021.

The new law came into force with major reforms to protect the rights of employees in the private sector.

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Major changes include short-term fixed-term contracts for most private sector employees, the ability to stay in the country for 180 days after retirement, and the introduction of job assignments suitable for students and those returning to work. .. There are major changes to maternity leave.

This is what we know about the law so far

Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Manan Al Hour Human Resources and Emiratisation Minister said the new law positions the United Arab Emirates labor market as one of the most prominent and important global labor markets and is flexible. , Efficiency, work.

The law introduced 12 types of work permits and 6 types of work patterns that establish contractual relationships.

6 kinds of works

  • full time: I work a whole day for one employer.
  • Remote work: This scheme allows full-time and part-time employees to work completely or partially outside the office, if the nature of the work allows.
  • Shared job model: Based on an agreement with your employer, you divide your duties and pay multiple employees. Employee contracts under this model are governed by part-time employment regulations.
  • part time: Work for one or more employers for a specified amount of time or days.
  • Temporary work: A contract for a specific period of time, or a contract for one project that ends with the completion of a job.
  • Flexible work: It gives employees the freedom to work at different times, depending on the conditions and requirements of their work, based on a contract that covers the time required, the number of days, and the job.

12 work permits

  • Temporary work permit: Allows employers to hire on a project basis or for work that lasts for a period of time.
  • One mission permission: Allows companies and businesses to complete employees from abroad within a certain period of time for temporary work or specific projects.
  • Part-time job permission: Allows employees to work for multiple employers based on a certain number of hours or days.
  • Boy Permit: Employers may hire boys between the ages of 15 and 18 under the conditions outlined by law.
  • Student Training Permit: Allows businesses and institutions to train and hire 15-year-old teenagers under certain regulations that ensure a healthy work environment.
  • UAE / GCC National Permit: Issued when hiring citizens of the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf Cooperation Council.
  • Golden Visa Holder Permission: Issued when hiring a Golden Visa holder in the United Arab Emirates.
  • National trainee permission: Allows businesses and institutions to train UAE citizens based on qualifications and disciplines.
  • Freelancer permission: Issued for self-sponsored foreigners who wish to provide specific services, complete tasks, or work for a period of time for individuals or businesses without sponsorship or existing contracts. increase.
  • Permission to hire workers from abroad.
  • Permission to transfer expatriate employment from one facility registered with the ministry to another.
  • Permission for family-sponsored foreigners.
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