Private UAE employers including all companies set up in free zones other than DIFC, are legally required to comply with the employment legislation set forth in the UAE Labour Law No.8 of 1980. This employment legislation is the basis that employers should use for the development of company HR policies and procedures. Private employers set up in freezones must also comply with the relevant freezone’s rules and regulations.
We suggest that employers develop an in-house employment handbook to detail their company HR policies aligned to the UAE Labour Law and where applicable, the relevant freezone rules and regulations. Employment handbooks should typically cover policies and procedures related to:
The employment handbook should be communicated to all staff and be accessible in order to serve as a guide for both the employer and employees.
PPG can support with the development of such employment handbooks or standalone HR policies etc etc.
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