Abu Dhabi: The Judicial Department of Abu Dhabi recently organized an online forum which discussed various provisions of Federal Decree Law No. 33 of 2021 and its executive regulations.
The forum tried to consolidate judicial trends and labor principles in dispute resolution, so as to improve the efficiency, flexibility and sustainability of the labor market, while guaranteeing the rights of both parties to the contractual relationship and protecting them equally, in accordance with the provisions of the new law which came into force earlier in February 2022.
The Counsellor highlighted that achieving the justice and ensuring the quality of court decisions is one of the ADJD’s priorities, and aligns with the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the ADJD, to enshrine a pioneering and developed judicial system that keeps pace with all developments, in line with the ambition of the government of Abu Dhabi to achieve global leadership.
The virtual forum held via videoconference was attended by numerous judges from the Court of Cassation and the Labor Court.
The Forum deliberated about the new provisions introduced by Federal Decree-Law No. 33 of 2021 on the regulation of labor relations, and Cabinet Resolution No. 1 of 2022 regarding the executive regulations of this Decree-Law, in order to unify the jurisprudence in terms of interpretation of the provisions of the abovementioned Law and its regulations, and to facilitate the proper application of these provisions, so as to achieve the desired objectives of strengthening the stability of the labor market in the country and protecting the rights of all parties.
The gathering also reviewed several recommendations relating to the jurisdiction of the labor court, the scope of the law and the hearing of all labor claims, regardless of their source, whether these claims are decided under the provisions of the law or the employment contract within the prescribed time limit, with an explanation of the provisions of the non-competition clause and the concepts of basic and gross salary, compensation in lieu of notice, compensation for unfair dismissal and termination of the work relationship by force of law.