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Labour & Employment Law in the UAE
قانون العمل والتوظيف في الإمارات العربية المتحدة
Be Up-To-Date With The UAE Labour Law That Impacts Your Business
8 – 9 November 2017
Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai, UAE
31 January – 1 February 2018
Venue TBC, Dubai, UAE
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Overview

This course will provide a recap of the UAE labour law for attendees to gain a better understanding of current practices in the region. It will also offer an update on the regulatory trends and an insight into how to address issues that often arise in the employment context in the new economic landscape.

تم تطوير هذه الدورة لخبراء الموارد البشرية في القطاعات الصناعية في الإمارات العربية المتحدة الذين يرغبون في مراجعة قوانين العمل الخاصة بدولة الإمارات أو يرغبون بفهمها والتعرف إلى أفضل الممارسات الحالية فيها. كما تستهدف هذه الدورة الذين يرغبون في تحديث الإتجاهات التنظيمية وإلقاء نظرة ثاقبة على كيفية معالجة القضايا التي غالبًا ما تنشأ في سياق العمل.

Content

Overview, Recruitment And In-Term Issues

  • Overview and review of key statutory enactments and the sponsorship system of the UAE labour law
  • Who is covered by the labour law? Who is not covered?
  • Employment contracts
  • Recruitment
  • Special issues for cross-border employees
  • Emiratisation and the recruitment of host country national employees
  • Handling employee benefit issues during a merger/acquisition
  • Identifying other benefit restructuring
  • Employee benefits during the term of employment
  • Holding employee passports
  • Health and safety obligations

The End Of The Employment Relationship

  • Employee resignation
  • Termination
  • Notice periods and garden leave
  • Employee entitlements upon termination
  • Employment disputes
  • The Ministry of Labour process
  • Labour and employment disputes in the local courts
  • Protecting employer data and confidential information
  • Interplay between employment status and visa status for terminated employees
  • لمحة عامة والتوظيف والقضايا ذات الصلة
  • عقود العمل
  • التوطين وتوظيف المواطنين
  • الموظفين
  • استحقاقات الموظفين أثناء فترة العمل
  • جوازات سفر الموظف
  • إلتزامات الصحة والسلامة
  • استقالة الموظف وانهاء الخدمة
  • فترة الإشعار والإجازات
  • إستحقاقات الموظف عند إنهاء الخدمة
  • منازعات العمل
  • عمليات وزارة العمل
  • نزاعات العمل والتوظيف في المحاكم المحلية
  • حماية بيانات صاحب العمل وسرية المعلومات
Who Should Attend

This course has been developed for all HR professionals within the UAE industry sectors. It would also be highly beneficial for those working as company secretaries or legal heads that have had minimal formal training in labour law and wish to consolidate their experience in the region, as well as lawyers (in-house and private practice) who have recently transferred to the UAE.

تم تطوير هذه الدورة لجميع الخبراء في مجال الموارد البشرية في الإمارات العربية المتحدة. كما تعود هذه الدورة بفائدة كبيرة على أمناء الشركات ورؤساء الإدارات القانونية الذين لم يتلقوا تدريبًا كافيًا في مجال قانون العمل ويرغبون في تعزيز تجاربهم في المنطقة. كما سيستفيد من هذه الدورة المستشارون القانونيون والمحامون الذين تم نقلهم حديثًا إلى الإمارات العربية المتحدة.

Benefits Of Attending
  • Understand key principles of the labour laws of the UAE and the regulatory and enforcement trends at the Ministry of Labour
  • Manage the legal requirements organisations must fulfil in relation to salaries, end of service gratuity, and other benefits
  • Comprehend employment disputes and the dispute resolution process from the Ministry of Labour through the local courts
  • Adhere to the labour law when recruiting, and learn how to handle downsizing and redundancies
  • Identify the special considerations involving terminations/redundancies of senior professionals, including severance pay and protecting confidential company data
  • فهم المبادئ الأساسية لقوانين العمل في الإمارات العربية المتحدة والإتجاهات التنظيمية والتنفيذية في وزارة العمل
  • إدارة المتطلبات القانونية التي ينبغي على الشركات تحقيقها في ما يتعلّق بالرواتب والإجازات والإستحقاقات الأخرى
  • تحديد الإعتبارات الخاصة لإنهاء الخدمة/ وتكرار دفع استحقاقات نهاية الخدمة لكبار المتخصصين بما في ذلك الأجور والمكافآت واستحقاقات أخرى
Course Director

    Herbert S. Wolfson
    Managing Partner
    Emirates Law Network, UAE & USA

    Herbert S. Wolfson is the Managing Partner of Emirates Law Network, an American law firm focusing on the United Arab Emirates and neighbouring countries. He began his career as a securities lawyer in Washington in 1990 and went on to practice in Riyadh, New York, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Philadelphia.

    He has more than 20 years of experience working in the Middle East. He serves as lead counsel for multinational corporate clients in transactions in the UAE and neighbouring countries. He has provided expert testimony in US courts on commercial disputes governed under the UAE, Saudi Arabian and Egyptian legal systems.

    Herb Wolfson’s publications include a detailed analysis (accompanied by his own English translation) of UAE Federal Law No. 4 of 2000, which established the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority. He has a degree in law Magna cum Laude, as well as an undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree in Arabic, all from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2003, Herb was the lead drafter for a new contract law for the Government of Afghanistan.



Venue and Accommodation

    Dusit Thani Hotel

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates


    Dusit Thani Dubai

    Dusit Thani Dubai is an iconic 5-star luxury hotel that captures the essence of Thailand in the vibrant centre of this cosmopolitan city, the jewel of the UAE.

    The hotel is strategically located just five minutes from Dubai's main business hub, within walking distance from the nearest metro station and just 15 minutes from the airport. In addition, the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and the world's largest shopping mall, The Dubai Mall, are just a short walk from Dusit Thani.


    Dusit Thani Dubai
    133, Sheikh Zayed Road
    P.O. Box 23335 Dubai
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Tel +971 (4) 343 3333
    Fax +971 (4) 343 4222

    www.dusit.com/dusitthani/dubai/

    Accommodation

    Special delegate rates have been negotiated at selected hotels and we highly recommend you secure your room reservation at the earliest to avoid last minute inconvenience. You can contact the Hospitality Desk for required assistance on:

    T:+971-4-407 2693
    F:+971-4-407 2517
    E: hospitality@informa.com


    VISAS

    Delegates requiring visas should contact the hotel they wish to stay at directly, as soon as possible. Visas for non-GCC nationals may take several weeks to process.


Course Fees
Date Course Fee Before
30 August 2017
Course Fee Before
4 October 2017
Final Fee
8 – 9 November 2017
(BC6868)
US$ 2,495 US$ 2,745 US$ 2,995
Date Course Fee Before
22 November 2017
Course Fee Before
27 December 2017
Final Fee
31 Jan – 1 Feb 2018
(BC6991)
US$ 2,495 US$ 2,745 US$ 2,995
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

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Book and pay full fee for two colleagues and the third attends for FREE

  • Not applicable in conjunction with corporate discounts
  • Payment to be settled before start of the course to avail the offer
  • This offer is not applicable on Early Bird Prices

For more information, email Andy Watts on a.watts@informa.com

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