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Employees working in the United Arab Emirates are obliged to obey the rules and regulation issued by the authorities. Bearing in mind, these rules and regulation may be different compared to freezone companies.

Each freezone have different set of rules compared to the mainland companies. 

We give best legal advice for private organization, individuals, semi-government and government entities and our lawyers who are expertized in the field of Labour law handle cases in wide range of sectors such a real estate, banking and finance, insurance, and health care. 

Our lawyers in Dubai provide services to both public and private sector companies services such as –

  1. Drafting employment contract 
  2. Litigation claims 
  3. Drafting of non-compete and non-disclosure agreements 
  4. Reviewing Employment Contracts 
  5. Negotiations 
  6. Labour court representation

Employment lawyers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) play a vital role in ensuring that both employers and employees are protected by the nation’s labor laws.

In a rapidly growing and diverse economy, such legal professionals are essential for addressing workplace disputes, ensuring fair treatment, and upholding the rights and responsibilities of both parties involved.

This page explores the significance of employment lawyers in the UAE, the legal framework they operate within, and the services they provide.

The Role of Employment Lawyers in the UAE

  1. Legal Guidance: Employment lawyers provide valuable legal advice to both employers and employees regarding labor laws, employment contracts, and workplace policies. They help clients understand their rights and obligations, ensuring compliance with UAE labor regulations.

  2. Contract Review and Drafting: These lawyers assist in drafting employment contracts, ensuring they are in accordance with UAE labor laws. They also review existing contracts to identify any clauses that may need revision or clarification.

  3. Dispute Resolution: Employment lawyers play a crucial role in mediating and resolving disputes between employers and employees. They strive to find amicable solutions and, when necessary, represent their clients in labor dispute cases before the relevant authorities.

  4. Termination and Severance: When employment relationships come to an end, employment lawyers guide clients through the termination process, ensuring that severance pay and end-of-service benefits are correctly calculated and disbursed.

  5. Discrimination and Harassment: In cases of workplace discrimination or harassment, employment lawyers advocate for victims and help them seek redress through legal channels, ensuring that employers are held accountable for any unlawful actions.

  6. Labor Law Compliance: Employers often seek the counsel of employment lawyers to ensure that their policies, practices, and workplace conditions align with UAE labor laws. These lawyers help companies avoid legal pitfalls and maintain a positive work environment.

The Legal Framework for Employment in the UAE

Employment lawyers in the UAE operate within a comprehensive legal framework that encompasses various aspects of labor law and employment relationships. Key components of this framework include:

  1. UAE Labor Law: The UAE Federal Labor Law (No. 8 of 1980, as amended) serves as the primary legislation governing labor relations in the country. This law addresses matters such as employment contracts, working hours, wages, leave, and termination.

  2. Labor Dispute Resolution: The UAE has established labor courts and the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE) to handle labor disputes. Employment lawyers often represent their clients in these forums, ensuring that their rights are protected during legal proceedings.

  3. Free Zone Regulations: In addition to federal labor laws, each UAE free zone may have its own regulations governing employment and business activities. Employment lawyers must be well-versed in these specific regulations when advising clients operating within free zones.

  4. Immigration Laws: Employment lawyers also assist clients with immigration matters related to employment, such as work permits, visas, and residency requirements.

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