Abu Dhabi: The Judicial Department of Abu Dhabi (ADJD) recently hosted an International Webinar, titled; “International Legislative Trends for Regulating Labor Relations in the Emirati and International Contexts”.
The event was aimed at highlighting the recently enacted labor legislation and its role in creating an attractive environment for investment and skilled labor and is in line with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, to adopt best judicial practices conducive to the achievement of sustainable development goals, in line with the UAE’s vision for the next 50 years.
During his opening address, Counsellor Ali Al Shaer Al Dhaheri, Director of the Judicial Inspection at the ADJD, highlighted that the international webinar on the regulation of labor relations in UAE law and international experiences is of particular importance with the entry into force of the new UAE Labor Law, which follows the recent legislative developments and offers increased protection of the rights of both parties in the employment relationship, while providing an integrated view of training programs in order to respond quickly to the changes taking place in the labor market, creating an appropriate environment for project developers, meeting their labor needs, and attracting and retaining the best skills and abilities.
JUDGE ABDULLA FARES AL NAUAIMI
Meanwhile, Judge Abdulla Fares Al Nauaimi, President of Abu Dhabi Labor Court, observed that the international webinar, organized via a videoconference by the Abu Dhabi Judicial Academy (ADJA), with the participation of members of the judiciary and legal experts, highlights the achievements accomplished by the UAE in terms of a pioneering and forward-looking legislative and technological structure, in line with the vision of our wise leadership to achieve excellence and leadership in various fields, focusing on the diversification of the economic system and providing all the supporting capacities to ensure further development.
JUDGE ALI HASSAN ALSHATRI
During his interaction, Judge Ali Hassan AlShatri, Vice President of the Abu Dhabi Labor Court, spoke about the legislative authority of the new UAE Labor Relations Law No. 33 of 2021, and its role in enhancing legislative stability, supporting the capabilities and skills of private sector workers, and allowing the opportunity to build on their experience, by creating work patterns that offer a high degree of flexibility for employment, whether through part-time, temporary, flexible or remote work.
Concluding the webinar, Mr. Herbert Wolfson, an American and international legal expert and arbitrator, pointed out the critical changes that the UAE has experienced over the recent period, particularly in the legislative field which is keeping pace with the various economic, commercial and social developments, and the transition to a knowledge economy with the development of activities and fields in the country, which has become a destination for international companies, resulting in a change in the nature of the workforce which has required a legislative amendment to accommodate these changes.