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UAE Approves Federal Decree Law on Regulation of Labor Relations

UAE Approves Federal Decree Law on Regulation of Labor Relations

Saturday, 15 January, 2022 - 08:15
The cabinet meets at the Dubai Expo 2020's UAE pavilion on Friday. (WAM)

The UAE cabinet approved Friday the executive regulations of the Federal Decree Law on Regulation of Labor Relations, which comprise detailed rules, provisions and procedures aimed at facilitating the implementation of the law.

The executive regulations define the legal framework to ensure efficiency in the labor market and attract and retain the best talent and skills. They create an advanced mechanism that will ultimately enhance ease-of-doing business, competitiveness, and productivity of the labor market.

The regulations set the procedures that guarantee worker and employee welfare and wellbeing and ensure a safe and healthy business environment in the private sector.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, chaired the first Cabinet meeting of the year at Dubai Expo 2020's UAE pavilion.

"Today I chaired the first cabinet meeting in the new year and the 'New 50'. A good start on a blessed Friday. Our first decision is to fully apply the new approach for the federal government work during the coming phase to achieve more effective transformational projects and enhance our economy," he said.

"The new government approach will start shortly with several changes, including granting ministries greater powers and more financial flexibility based on the 'Principles of the 50' and national priorities approved by Sheikh Khalifa, for the next 50 years," he added.

"We also approved the executive regulations of the labor relations law to ensure rights protection, raise efficiency of the workforce and organize new forms of work, which includes part-time work, temporary work, flexible work, and golden visa holders," he continued.

The new laws offer 12 types of working permits, aiming at strengthening the business environment, he explained.

Sheikh Mohammed added: "We approved the executive regulations of the protection of industrial property rights law to ensure accelerating patenting and preserving rights. The diversity of our economy requires a flexible and comprehensive legislative infrastructure."

"We approved digital procurement policy for the federal government, a new committee for the smart learning in our schools, 13 agreements to encourage investment and avoid Double Taxation, and agreed on the UAE joining the Leaders’ Pledge for Nature, under the UN Climate Change Agreement".

Sheikh Mohammed concluded: "Our start is promising We have great confidence that 2022 will be a year of success, prosperity and achievements."

The cabinet approved the Digital Procurement Policy of the federal government, which aims to ensure a higher level of accessibility, accelerate government procurement, and reduces the time needed to fully implement the process.

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