DIFC Issues New Employment Law for Public Consultation

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, has proposed a new Employment Law regime

DIFC Authority’s Legislative Committee has invited public comment on the new proposed law, which enhances the current DIFC Employment Law, in order to bring it in line with international best practice. In doing so, the DIFC Authority has developed an Employment Law Regime specifically tailored for the DIFC by taking into account Employment Law regimes in comparable jurisdictions, specific developments in English Employment Law and employment considerations in the UAE

The Proposed Employment Law attempts to balance the needs of Employers and Employees in the DIFC with the emphasis being on providing a framework of minimum employment standards and fair treatment of Employees in the DIFC to enable businesses to thrive, while also ensuring the attraction of human capital to the DIFC.

The proposed DIFC Employment Law has been posted for a 30-day public consultation period with the deadline for providing comments ending on Thursday, 22 March 2018.

Please click here to view the consultation paper and supporting documents.

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