Wednesday 4, May 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: In light of the three Ministry of Labour decrees which came into force earlier in the year together with a number of new standard labour law contracts, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with Clyde & Co LLP organised a workshop, Latest Developments in the UAE Labour Law at its auditorium on Sunday.

Attended by Dubai Chamber members, lawyers and legal consultants, investors, advisors, human resources professionals, corporate counsels, general managers and business owners, the workshop was conducted by Rebecca Ford, Partner, Samantha Ellaby, Associate, and Ben Brown, Associate, Employment, at Clyde & Co LLP.

The workshop shed light on the new Ministerial Decrees and their relationship to the Federal Law; the new Ministry of Labour contracts; the schedule of rights and obligations which accompany the contracts and how these fit with the Labour Law and how the Decrees may affect employment relationships in the private sector in the UAE, as well as possible future developments in the employment relationship.

In her welcome address, Jehad Kazim, Director, Legal Services department, Dubai Chamber, stated that the expansion of the UAE job market has led to an increase in the demand for recruiting and managing manpower hence it is important for all stakeholders to know in detail the legalities of the labour laws and contracts, especially in light of the Ministerial Decrees which have been described as facilitating mutual respect and transparency in the labour market.

She added that this workshop highlights the latest developments that have taken place in the UAE Labour Law, its legalities and the changes in the employment relationship in order to ensure compliance and avoid any potential issues for all the stakeholders.

Ms Kazim further added that as part of its efforts to provide a thorough understanding of the legal framework surrounding various economic sectors of interest to traders, Dubai Chamber regularly organises training seminars and workshops to serve the business community in boosting their trade while contributing to the economic growth of Dubai.

Rebecca Ford, Employment Partner, Clyde & Co, who also conducted the workshop, said that her company is delighted to partner with Dubai Chamber to update participants of the workshop on important developments in the UAE employment law and practice.