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UAE Is Going To Implement New Labour Law From 2 February 2022

The Federal Decree-Law no. 33 of 2022 Is the greatest update to the laws controlling work relations, which will be viable in the private areas from Wednesday, February 2, 2022. It’ll have the accompanying key changes in it:

  1. 3 Years Contract
  2. Full-time, low maintenance, impermanent and flexy work
  3. Identification Holding
  4. Probation period
  5. Paid leaves
  6. Changing Jobs
  7. Work for youngsters
  8. Working hours
  9. Extra time
  10. Workers Protection against tormenting
  11. Maternity Leave
  12. Ladies privileges
  13. 1 Year Work Ban

3 Year Contract:

As we as a whole know prior, we had 2 sorts of agreements decide that is restricted and limitless business contracts likewise the recipe for computing end-of-administration tip benefits, leaving a task and different qualifications were unique.

Presently as per the new Labour law, just one sort of agreement, named Limited or Fixed-Term agreement will be there and the length for this agreement will be 3 years (Maximum) and can be recharged for a comparative or lesser period according to the understanding between the representative and boss.

In that manner, the new Labour law has reduced the agreement type intricacy and made every one of the qualifications the equivalent, paying little heed to what kind of understanding you hold, and regardless of whether you have surrendered or ended.

Full-time, Part-Time, Temporary and Flexy Work Hours

One of the significant changes in the new types of work that have been presented under the law is low maintenance work, impermanent work, and adaptable work.

This will permit an individual to work for more than one manager for a particular number of hours or days.

The new Labour law 2022 (Federal Decree-Law No 33 of 2021) conveys adaptability to the law. Workers and bosses feel loose. The significant thing to remember is that these low maintenance or impermanent work rules don’t matter to representatives in the public area and homegrown laborers.

Probation Period Rule

As indicated by the new UAE Labour law, the probation time frame ought not to be over a half year, and assuming the business needs somebody to leave their organization, then, at that point, they are needed to give at least 14-day notice recorded as a hard copy before the date determined for finishing their business contract.

Prior as we as a whole realize that the business could end during probation whenever with no composed notification and under any condition. However, presently prompt end is not generally permitted.

The notification period from the worker (staff) to the business (organization) is additionally refreshed and is presently relies upon the explanation, why the representative is leaving a task?

Representatives can likewise pass on the occupation by pulling out recorded as a hard copy to the business, that notice period is additionally refreshed, presently it relies upon the motivation behind why the worker is leaving a task?

(I) Switching position inside UAE:

Assuming the representative changes to one more organization in UAE, then, at that point, the worker needs to give multi-month composed notification to the business. It very well may be done through email, paper print, or even on Whatsapp to organization the board or HR.

(ii) Switching position Outside UAE and leaving country:

On the off chance that a worker is into one more organization outside UAE and needs to leave the UAE then just 14 days of composed notification is sufficient.


Nonetheless, accepting that a similar individual returns to UAE and gets another working grant inside 90 days from takeoff date, and starts working with another association, then, at that point, the new boss should pay the past boss (pay comparable to worker’s compensation as a pay), aside from in case there is a composed arrangement between the two players expressing in any case.

(iii) 1-year boycott:

In the event that a representative leaves the country without keeping the recently referenced rules (notice period), he/she won’t be given a work license to work in the UAE for the following 1 year beginning from the date of takeoff.

According to the new enactment, businesses (organizations) may not drive representatives away from the country in the wake of finishing their business contract or after the end of a work contract. All things considered, laborers will be allowed to look or move to another business.

Paid Leave Rules:

Some paid leaves are additionally added and endorsed in the new principle. As indicated by the article, representatives are qualified for 1 three day weekend consistently. They will likewise get grieving leaves for 3-5 days relying fairly on upon and square of the family relationship of the terminated.

Maternity Leave

In the private area, maternity leave would now be able to be stretched out to 60 days, Initial 45 days with full compensation, and after those 15 days on half compensation. New moms are qualified to apply for extra 45 days of leave as they finish their underlying maternity leave period however that will be without pay leave. To apply for 45 extra days leave they should give strong archives to apply to extra wiped out leave.

New mothers of infant youngsters with unique requirements will be qualified for a 30-days paid leave after the satisfaction of their hidden maternity leave period, which can be stretched out for 30 extra days with no compensation.

Working Hours and Overtime Rules

As indicated by new Labour law 2022, representatives can’t labor for 5 sequential hours without somewhere around a 1-hour break, it is currently stringently restricted. In this way, assuming that a representative begins working at 09:00 am then he/she should require 1-hour rest at 02:00 pm.

According to the new Labour law, a limit of 2 hours of extra time is allowed in 1 day for workers.

On the off chance that the occupation requires over 2 hours of additional time, then, at that point, the worker ought to get an extra time pay practically identical to ordinary hour pay with a 25% augmentation. For instance, Your normal compensation is 20 AED each hour then subsequent to working over 2 hours your association will pay you 25 AED each hour.

On the off chance that if in any work worker needs to work additional hours between 10:00 pm and 04:00 am then the representative should get an extra time pay identical to ordinary hour pay with a half increment.

Sympathetically note that people who work on shift base frameworks are rejected from the above rules.

Assuming a representative is approached to chip away at a free day, he/she ought to get a 1-day leave or an additional time wage or an extra time wage comparable to the normal day pay with a half increment.

New Weekend Rules 2022

On seventh December 2021, UAE has made a declaration about the end of the week rules. According to that, there will be a four and half day working week with Friday evening (after 12:00) Saturday, and Sunday will be the new end of the week beginning from January 1, 2022.


Working days will begin from Monday to Friday evening. Working hours for government representatives are set to be 07:30 am to 03:30 pm with 8.5 working hours every day.

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