Business owners and companies that are operating and hiring staff in the UAE ought to know their obligations and responsibilities to their employees. Should you be working in the Emirates, it is in your best interests to be aware of and to understand the labour laws of the country and to ensure your employer is following and carrying these out.
UAE Labour Law is an employers or HR department’s go to reference for guidance and clarification regarding, but not limited to:
- business working hours
- annual leave entitlement
- sick, maternity and special emergency leave
- standards on employee work safety
- termination of employment
- end of service gratuity calculation and disbursements
We strongly highlight to employers to know your responsibilities and employees know your rights. Here we take a closer look at some of the main features of UAE Labour Law for working in the private sector.
Working in the private sector, Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 Labour Law governs the labour rights of employees in the private sector. UAE Labour Law covers a series of job-related matters. Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) is responsible for overseeing that employer-employee relations are met, being carried out and performed correctly.