UAE Labour law is a federal legislation applicable to all emirates of the UAE, enforced by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affair, with litigations adjudicated by the Federal and Local Courts of the UAE.
Labour Law covers all aspects of employer-employee relationships in the UAE, be them UAE nationals or expatriates. The correct application of these laws is the key to stability and integrity of the society. Trade unions for protection of labour rights are unheard of in the UAE. Matters are directly referred to the Ministry and then taken to the UAE Labour Courts only when chances of amicable solutions to resolve issue have failed.
Khairallah Advocates & Legal Consultants represents the lawful interests of Clients on equal basis, whether they are employers or employees, and ensures the compliance with the UAE Labour Law requirements at all stages of the labour dispute resolution. Resolving a labour dispute in the UAE is at times a very complex issue that has to be handled with skill and expertise, which is ensured by our efficient team of advocates.
The UAE labour law deals with all aspects of employer/employee relationship such as:
Juvenile and women employment issues
Record and file maintenance
Wages, Working hours, leave
Safety and protection of employees
Medical and social care, Codes of discipline
Termination of employment contracts, End of service benefits
Compensation for occupational diseases
Labor inspections, Penalties
Employment related accidents, injuries and death
Some of the areas that our lawyers can assist you are:
Restrictive Covenants – Protection of Goodwill
Drafting of Employment Contracts / Agreement
End of service
Non-Competition Agreement (NCA) and Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
Unfair and Wrongful Dismissal
Unpaid salary or other Pay related Disputes
Work / Labour Bans
We also provide the legal advice on the UAE Migration law and major procedures related to it.