Join Thomson Reuters and Addleshaw Goddard for a discussion on the key changes introduced to the UAE labour force and what this means for employees and employers in the UAE private sector.

The new UAE labour law (Law No.33 of 2021) will come into force on 2 February 2022. Like the current labour law, the new labour law will, with limited exceptions, apply to all companies and employees in the private sector in the UAE, including its free zones, save for the Dubai International Financial Centre and the Abu Dhabi Global Market which implement their own employment laws. The new labour law introduces a number of important changes which Ben Brown and David True will summarize in this webinar. Ben and David will also outline the key action points for affected employers.

Key themes we'll cover in this webinar include:

  • Change to the working week
  • Protection against discrimination, bullying and harassment
  • Equal pay for women
  • Fixed-term employment contracts
  • Flexible working models
  • Probationary periods
  • Notice periods
  • Termination of employment
  • End of service gratuity
  • Family-friendly leave
  • Working time
  • Non-competes
  • Fines

Event details

19 January 2022

2:00-3:00PM (GST)