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    This article considers recent practical developments in respect of the Dubai Health Insurance Law No. 11 of 2013 which came into effect on 1 January 2014 (‘Law’).

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  • The Rise of the Gig Economy: UAE Employment Considerations

    by Mandeep Kalsi -  - Dubai, UAE

    The “gig economy” – what is it?

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  • UAE Healthcare Sector: Employee Transfers

    by Mandeep Kalsi / Aisha Khokhar -  /  - Dubai, UAE

    Whilst the economy in the UAE (and GCC) continues to weather the storm of low oil prices and an uncertain geo-political climate, certain sectors, in particular healthcare, continue to forge ahead...

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  • Minority Rights in the KSA: Does Positive Discrimination Work for Saudi Workers?

    by Zahir Qayum -  - Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

    Positive discrimination is institutionalised in employment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as it is in all of the GCC states. However, as the most populous of the Gulf states and with more than half...

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  • ESOPs in the UAE: A New Beginning?

    by Gordon Barr & Anna Marshall -  /  - Dubai, UAE

    While employee share option schemes (“ESOPs”) and other long term incentive plans (“LTIPs”) come in a variety of shapes and sizes, they all share the same essential purpose of retaining, rewarding...

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  • New Executive Regulations of the KSA Labour Law

    by Zahir Qayum -  - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    The Labour Law in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has always been supplemented by secondary legislation. The most significant of these, the Executive Regulations promulgated by Ministerial Resolution...

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  • UAE National Service: A Revisit

    by Aisha Kokhar - 

    It has been nearly two years since national service was made compulsory in the UAE by virtue of the UAE National Service Law (“Law”) which was introduced in June 2014 and which Al Tamimi reported on...

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  • An Insight Into the New Iraqi Labour Law

    by Hayder Jawad & Mustafa Muayad -  &

    The Iraqi Parliament has issued the new Iraqi Labour Law No, 37 of 2015 (“New Labour Law”), which entered into force on 7 February 2016.

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  • Redundancy: GCC Considerations

    by Mandeep Kalsi - 

    Economic growth in the six GCC member states (UAE, KSA, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman) generally decelerated in 2015 in the light of lower oil prices, heightened geopolitical threats and the global...

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  • Military Leave Under Egyptian Employment Law

    by Ayman Nour - 

    Despite the removal of references to “socialism” and “socialist” terms from the 1971 Constitution and the absence of these words in the current 2014 Constitution, Egyptian laws still adopt socialist...

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  • Secondments in the UAE Hotel Industry

    by Samir Kantaria & Natalie Jones -  /

    It is becoming increasingly common for employers in a number of labour markets worldwide to utilise atypical working arrangements.

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  • To Pay or Not to Pay... That is the Question!

    by Rachel Hill - 

    The perils of failing to discharge an execution judgment issued by the UAE Labour Court

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  • Modern Slavery Act 2015: Regional Implications

    by Gordon Barr - 

    A global and regional problem

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  • UAE Labour Market Reform Update: What Employers Need to Know

    by Sarah Anderson  - 
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  • To Incentivise or Not? Recruiting and Retaining Healthcare Professionals

    by Mandeep Kalsi - 

    A hospital or healthcare provider (“Healthcare Provider”) is only as good as the care it provides, and no Healthcare Provider can render quality and superior care to its patients without the...

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  • UAE Labour Market Reform: A new platform for 2016

    by Ivor McGettigan - 

    The Minister of Labour introduced some important changes to the UAE labour regulations by means of three decrees issued on 27 September 2015.

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  • An analysis: Overtime provisions in Egypt

    by Salma Basset - 

    Most of the conditions in Egypt in respect of working hours are in general moderate and efficient.

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  • The New Anti-Discrimination Law: Will it impact the workplace?

    by Anna Marshall - 

    Overview of the new legislation

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  • New UAE Law against hate crimes and discrimination

    by Omar Khodeir - 

    Given the UAE’s cosmopolitan nature, it is commonplace for those residing in the country to have opposing views and beliefs.

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  • Sweeping changes to employment relations in the Kingdom: An overview of the amendments to the KSA Labour Law

    by Zahir Qayum - 

    The Resolution approving the amendments to the Labour Law first announced by the Ministry of Labour (“MOL”) on 5th April 2015 (Resolution No. 258)...

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  • Pensions in the UAE

    by Natalie Jones - 

    It is becoming increasingly likely that state pension schemes in many countries around the world will fail to adequately support growing and longer-living populations.

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market - The new employment horizon

    by Ivor McGettigan - 

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), the UAE’s latest financial free zone, unveiled its draft employment regulations (“Regulations”) in January.

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  • Cleaning up Sport: The growing use of employee informants

    by Ivor McGettigan - 

    The tsunami that hit FIFA in Zurich a few weeks ago has brought back to the surface several interesting questions in relation to whistle-blowing/employee informants and the long reach of the US...

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  • Emiratisation: A Recap

    by Natalie Jones - 

    With an estimated 80% of residents in the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) being made up of expatriates, the workforce is probably one of the most diverse in the world.

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  • Abu Dhabi Global Market: The new employment horizon

    by Ivor McGettigan - 

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), the UAE’s latest financial free zone, unveiled its draft employment regulations (“Regulations”) in January.

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  • Workforce flexibility within the UAE Healthcare sector

    by John Stamper - 

    The success of any patient care provider within the UAE Healthcare sector is dependent upon maintaining its reputation for employing skilled hospital-based specialists.

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  • UAE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS: LIMITED OR UNLIMITED

    by suzanne Gingles - 

    Under the UAE Labour Law No. 8 of 1980 (as amended) (the “UAE Labour Law”), applicable to all employers in the UAE (save for those based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”)),

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  • Part II Professional Player Contracts: The Framework for Player Contracts

    by John Stamper - 

    In a previous edition (Law Update issue 269, May 2014), we considered the Framework of Player contracts from the perspective of the duties owed by a player/athlete to the employer.

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  • A time to serve

    by Ivor Mcgettigan & Aaliyah Amar -  /

    The much anticipated national service law has now been published. This article looks at the fundamental provisions of UAE Federal Law No. (6) of 2014 Concerning National and Reserve Service (the...

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  • The Framework for player contracts

    by John Stamper - 

    Sport is no longer merely a leisure pastime. The recognition of elite athletes as economic commodities has led to a worldwide multi-billion dollar industry.

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  • Managing Litigation in the UAE Labour Courts

    by Poonam Nagi - 

    Labour/employment claims in the UAE, including the free zones (except for those in the Dubai International Financial Centre) are governed by the UAE Labour Law No. 8 of 1980 (as amended) (the “Labour...

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  • Limitations on Labour Contracts

    by Eman Ahmad & Hussain Al Matrood -  /

    Federal Law 8 of 1980 (“the Labour Law”) provides special protections for employees and sets specific restrictions to labour contracts.

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  • Disciplinary Action and Arbitrary Dismissal in the UAE

    by Luke Tapp & Mandeep Kasi -  /

    Many businesses in this region regard a potential disciplinary process as a minefield full of possible (or probable for some employers!) hazards and pitfalls.

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  • The limitation period for labour claims under UAE law – when does it start?

    by Eman Ahmad & Marwa El Mahdy -  /

    In Labour Action No. 105 of 2007 an Employee filed a claim against his employer (the Company) before the Dubai Court of First Instance seeking AED 339,086 in unpaid commission.

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  • RESTRICTIONS ON EMPLOYEE MOBILITY IN THE UAE HEALTHCARE SECTOR

    by John Stamper - 

    The healthcare sector within the UAE is growing apace. This is clear from the wider industry that has developed around both primary and secondary healthcare, most recently in the Dubai Government’s...

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  • INTRODUCTION OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE LAW IN KUWAIT

    by Sonia Salah - 

    Kuwait has recently introduced a number of new laws in an effort to update its legal system.

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  • EQUALITY IN THE DIFC

    by Mandeep Kalsi - 

    Many global and multinational businesses, whether operating in the UAE or generally, are committed to effectively managing a diverse workforce and applying global corporate policies and best...

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  • ABU DHABI COURT OF CASSATION JUDGMENT ON REPORTING EMPLOYESS WHO HAVE ABSCONDED

    by El-Ameir Noor - 

    The Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation has recently issued a judgment confirming that employers have a duty to report employees that have absconded, and that the reporting of such employees cannot give...

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  • DISCIPLINARY ACTION IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

    by Mandeep Kalsi - 

    A key facet of many multinational businesses is that they now operate within a complex matrix of jurisdictions, each of which presents its own unique legal challenges.

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  • NO CONCEPT OF UNFAIR DISMISSAL IN THE DIFC

    by Samir Kantaria & Luke Tapp -  /

    The DIFC Court of First Instance recently issued two key judgments in the cases of Hana Al Herz and Dubai International Financial Centre Authority [CFI 011/2012] and Marwan Ahmad Lutfi and Dubai...

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  • POST TERMINATION RESTRICTIONS: HOW USEFUL IS A STICK WITHOUT A CARROT?

    by Natalie Jones - 

    In a recovering economy, in order to grow business and gain a commercial edge, many companies may look to recruit key employees directly from their competitors.

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  • The End of Service Gratuity: is it the beginning of the end?

    by Ivor McGettigan & Luke Tapp  -  /

    End of service gratuity (“ESG”) is a topic that is currently stirring much debate. In particular, it was recently reported that after conducting a study into the ESG system, the World Bank...

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  • Understanding the Relationship between the Public Institute for Social Security and the Manpower and Government Restructuring Program

    by Paul Saba - 

    The Public Institute for Social Security (“PIFSS”) is a Kuwaiti governmental agency whose purpose is to ensure through a social security system, the continued welfare for Kuwait citizens.

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  • AMENDMENTS TO EMPLOYMENT LAW IN THE DIFC

    by Samir Kantaria & Luke Tapp -  /

    The DIFC Authority has recently introduced some key amendments to the rules regarding employment relationships for organisations operating within the DIFC.

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  • BONUSES

    by Samir Kantaria & Natalie Jones -  /

    Employers often use bonus schemes as incentives to reward and retain valuable employees and this is usually the time of year when employers are reviewing performance and determining whether bonuses...

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  • EMPLOYMENT OF EXPATRIATE WORKERS IN IRAQ

    by Haydar Jawad - 

    People are always looking for better job opportunities to secure their future and those of their families. Even though most people would prefer to work in their own countries, many workers are...

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  • Employing Illegal Workers: The Implications And Pitfalls

    by Gordon Barr - 

    Introduction: This article focuses upon the implications of illegal working for the illegal worker, the employing entity and its employee(s) who are responsible for the management of personnel.

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  • Employment At Al Tamimi

    We have offered specialised employment services to clients for a number of years; the success of this much sought-after and well-respected group has meant that effective 1 July 2011 the employment...

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  • EMPLOYMENT IN QATAR

    by Ahmed Jaafir - 

    Introduction: Employment in Qatar is primary governed by Qatar Labor Law No. (14) of the year 2004 and a series of related Ministerial Resolutions.

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  • New Year’s Resolutions

    by Rebecca Ford - 

    The beginning of 2011 has seen a number of new Cabinet and Ministerial Resolutions hitting the headlines as they have wide-ranging effects on labour relations in the UAE.

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