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  • Teachers facing job loss amid Coronavirus may have grounds for damages

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    April 30, 2020

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    291 views

    As teachers around the UAE report being asked to accept changes to their contracts, including reduced working hours and unpaid leave, I explain the legal context of a new Ministry of Human Resources and Emiritsation statute that gives private businesses grounds to make adjustments to working practices, as quoted in The National newspaper. I explain that any changes require consent, and employees are within their rights to refuse requested changes to their contracts. Termination that follows on from such refusal would be deemed arbitrary and could lead to claims for damages, as termination must be linked to an employee's performance.


  • Working from home during the COVID-19 crisis - labour laws explained

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    April 06, 2020

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    234 views

    I explain the legal situation according to temporary guidelines issued by the UAE's Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization to ensure remote-working is conducted in the best interests of the employee and the employer during the COVID-19 pandemic. That includes ensuring employees have the necessary tools to perform their work using online platforms as well as adequate management and oversight of working hours and productivity. In return, employees have an obligation to be available via communications channels and must report to their place of work when requested. Employees must perform duties within a certain timeframe, maintain confidentiality of information and keep devices provided by the employer in good working condition.


  • Current Gratuity System

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    July 01, 2019

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    226 views

    This initiative will provide the expat employees with the opportunity to receive additional financial returns along with the end-of-service gratuity payment.


  • Does the labour law apply in free zones?

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    September 16, 2018

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    1302 views

    In my publication this week, I discuss about the Federal Labour Law is applicable to the free zone companies and the law applicable before the labour courts is the Federal Labour Law.


  • Can an employee injured at work claim compensation?

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    March 11, 2018

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    1166 views

    In my publication this week, I discussed about the occupational injuries and the procedure to appoint a lawyer in UAE.


  • UAE Labor Law for Beginners

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    October 12, 2016

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    1498 views

    In my interview in The Filipino Times newspaper, I explained about the labour law regime in UAE. I discussed various aspects of labour law like post-termination rights, claiming of rights, difference between free zone and mainland companies etc.


Total Publications: 6

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