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Employment Rules Resulting From COVID-19 Outbreak

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Since the outbreak of coronavirus Covid-19, all employers are assessing how to best mitigate the impact to its work force employees and workplace.

This has raised important concerns related to UAE employment law for a workforce that is dominated by an expats. With this backdrop, the HR department becomes critical in not only setting guidelines in protecting employees but at the same time support the business performance.

For hard hit companies operating in industries such as hospitality, hotels and airlines that are directly being affected by the economic downturn / recession, the UAE Labour Law now provides a degree of flexibility to modify current employee contracts.