Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Labour Court has adopted simple and practical steps to ensure the settlement and delivery of workers’ entitlements on time.
Mr. Yousef Saeed Alabri, Undersecretary of Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD), stated that Abu Dhabi courts adopt a sustainable development approach in all judicial proceedings, beginning with the registration of the case, through remote hearings, to the enforcement of court decisions and the securing of each litigant’s rights as guaranteed by the laws of the country.
According to Mr. Alabri, the new mechanism aims to facilitate access to accomplished justice, in accordance with Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s directives to develop a pioneering judicial system that keeps pace with developments and new legislation in a manner that supports the government’s drive to improve competitiveness and support the business and investment environment in the country.
The Undersecretary further praised the constructive cooperation with the Judicial Department’s strategic partners and the role it assumes in ensuring the sustainability and continuity of activities in all judicial and enforcement processes.
Ministerial Decision No. 318 of 2022 on Bank Guarantees and Employee Protection Insurance Schemes for Private Sector Workers offers establishments two options. The first is to provide a bank guarantee worth not less than $816 for each worker through a bank operating in the country, provided that the guarantee is valid for one year, automatically renewed, and paid at the request of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization without any other restrictions.
The second option entails a 30-month insurance policy at a value of $37 for each skilled worker, $49 for each low-skilled worker, and $68 for each worker paid by high-risk establishments that are not registered with the Wages Protection System (WPS).