ILO Home
NATLEX home page NATLEX home page
Home pageContact us 
 
  
0   
 Browse Country Profiles
 
NATLEX Home
 
NATLEX Country Profiles Home
 
Browse Country Profiles
 
NORMES login
 

0
Français - Español  
United Arab Emirates


Basic labour law information

United Arab Emirates - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Federal Law No. 8 on Regulation of Labour Relations.

01.03) Civil, commercial and family law
     Federal Law No. 2 of 2015 on Commercial Companies.

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Promulgation of the Penal Code (No. 3 of 1987).

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Ministerial Decision No. 307 of 2003 on Collective Labour Disputes.

03) Elimination of forced labour
     Federal Law No. 51 of 2006 on Combatting Human Trafficking Crimes.

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     Federal Law No. 3 of 2016 on Child Rights.

04.01) Hazardous child labour
     Ministerial Order No. 5/1 of 1981 concerning operations that are dangerous, arduous or detrimental to health and for which it shall be unlawful to employ young persons therein.

05.02) Workers with family responsibilities
     Sharjah Executive Council Order No. 9 of 2014 on Maternity Leave for non-Emirati working mothers and Paternity Leave.

08.01) Disabled workers
     Law No. 2 of 2014 Concerning Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the Emirate of Dubai.

10) Employment security, termination of employment
     Ministerial Decree No. 765 of 2015 on Rules and Conditions for the Termination of Employment Relations.

11) Cooperatives
     Cooperative Law No. 13 of 1976.

12) Conditions of employment
     Ministerial Order No. 787 of 2017 Regulating Teleworking.

12.01) Labour contracts
     Ministerial Decree No. 764 of 2015 on Ministry of Labour-Approved Standard of Employment Contracts.

12.02) Wages
     Ministerial Order No. 739 of 2016 on Wages Protection.

13) Conditions of work
     Ministerial Order No. 292 of 2015 regulating the conditions of employment of Gulf Cooperation Council national employees.
     Ministerial Order No. 293 of 2015 regulating the conditions of employment of UAE national workers.

13.01) Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave
     Ministerial Order No. 401 of 2015 Concerning the Determination of Afternoon Working Hours.

14.01) Protection against particular hazards
     Federal Law No. 1 of 2002 on use, monitoring and protection from radioactive material.

14.02) Protection in certain sectors of economic activity
     Ministerial Resolution No. 711 of 2016 Concerning Occupational Health and Safety Officers Employment in the Construction and Industrial Sectors.

15) Social security (general standards)
     Federal Law No. 2 of 2001 on Social Security.

16) Maternity protection
     Sharjah Executive Council Order No. 9 of 2014 on Maternity Leave for non-Emirati working mothers and Paternity Leave.

17) Migrant workers
     Federal Law No 6 of 1973 Concerning Immigration and Residence.
     Ministerial Order No. 292 of 2015 regulating the conditions of employment of Gulf Cooperation Council national employees.

18) Seafarers
     Federal Law relating to Maritime Commerce Law (extracts) (No. 26 of 1981).

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Federal law on the public service in the federal administration (No. 8 of 1973).

22.15) Domestic workers
     Federal Decree No. 10 of 1438 on Domestic Workers.
  
 

  
 ^ top 
  
Last updated: Wednesday - 13th November 2019