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Country: United Arab Emirates - Month updated: October 2016

  1. United Arab Emirates - - Law, Act

    Ministerial Decree No. 766 of 2015 on the Rules and Conditions for granting a permit to a worker for employment by a new employer. - Legislation online in Arabic Legislation online in English

    Adoption: 2015-09-27 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-01 | ARE-2015-L-101783

    A new work permit may be granted to a worker upon the termination of the said worker's employment in the following instances:
    I- Term Contracts.
    II- Non-Term Contracts.
    III- For all contracts: term and non-term.

    Repeals Ministerial Decree 1186 of 2010 on the rules and conditions for granting permission to a worker whose employment relation has ended to work for a new employer.

  2. United Arab Emirates - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Decree No. 765 of 2015 on Rules and Conditions for the Termination of Employment Relations. - Legislation online in Arabic Legislation online in English

    Adoption: 2015-09-27 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-01 | ARE-2015-R-101784

    Provides the rules and conditions for the termination of employment relations.

  3. United Arab Emirates - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Decree No. 764 of 2015 on Ministry of Labour-Approved Standard of Employment Contracts. - Legislation online in Arabic Legislation online in English

    Adoption: 2015-09-27 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-01 | ARE-2015-R-101785

    Provides the approved standard of employment contracts by the Ministry of Labour.

  4. United Arab Emirates - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 401 of 2015 Concerning the Determination of Afternoon Working Hours. - Legislation online in Arabic Legislation online in English

    Adoption: 2015-05-18 | Date of entry into force: 2015-06-15 | Date of end of application: 2015-09-15 | ARE-2015-R-101816

    Determines the working hours that are performed outdoors and under the sun.

  5. United Arab Emirates - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 293 of 2015 regulating the conditions of employment of UAE national workers. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2015-04-30 | Date of entry into force: 2015-04-30 | ARE-2015-R-101817

    Employers must submit the work permit application and the signed employment contract to the Ministry of Labour. Once the application is approved, the UAE national employee can begin his work.

  6. United Arab Emirates - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 292 of 2015 regulating the conditions of employment of Gulf Cooperation Council national employees. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2015-04-30 | Date of entry into force: 2015-04-30 | ARE-2015-R-101818

    Regulates the conditions of employment of Gulf Cooperation Council national employees.

  7. United Arab Emirates - - Law, Act

    Federal Law No. 1 of 2015 amending some provisions of Federal Law No. 51 of 2006 on Combating Human Trafficking Crimes. - Legislation online in English Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2015-01-28 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-29 | ARE-2015-L-101815

    Articles 1,2,3,8,9,12,13,14 of Federal Law No. 51 of 2006 on Combating Human Trafficking Crimes are amended and replaced by new paragraphs.
    Additional Articles 1(bis)1 ,1(bis)2 ,6(bis) ,11(bis)1 ,11(bis)2 ,13(bis) added to Federal Law No. 51 of 2006 on Combating Human Trafficking Crimes.


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