Dubai: Dubai Chamber of Commerce, together with law firm Trowers & Hamlins LLP, has organised a UAE Employment Law Workshop to keep members updated with recent changes in the Employment Law that regulates employment relationships.
The workshop, held at Dubai Chambers’ headquarters and attended by 130 participants, provided an interactive platform to examine key issues, highlight substantial changes, identify new requirements, and provide vital information for businesses operating in the UAE.
Several changes were introduced in the latest Employment Law relating to types of employment contracts, probation, family leave entitlements, equality and non-discrimination, termination of employment, and end-of-service entitlements.
Ms. Jehad Kazim, Vice President, Legal Services, Dubai Chamber of Commerce, commented that “as an organisation wholly driven by our members’ needs, we strive to deliver the latest guidance and awareness on relevant legal issues to help them thrive and achieve growth, innovation, and prosperity.”
The provisions of the Employment Law apply to all businesses, employees, and employers in the private sector.
The session delivered by Mr. Anshul Kalra, Senior Employment Lawyer, and Mr. Bill Jefferies, Partner at Trowers & Hamlins LLP, offered the chance for business owners and entrepreneurs to understand the changes regarding varied working arrangements, new visa rules, and the unemployment insurance scheme.
Mr. Kalra remarked that “we had a successful workshop and some lively discussion with the attendees around current themes and trends in UAE employment law.” The latest developments in the law come in response to rapidly changing workplace norms and technological advancements and are in line with Dubai’s drive to promote a world-leading business-friendly environment for employers and employees alike.