The Ministry of HR and Emiratisation issues Ministerial Decisions on the new UAE Labour Law

  • Legal Development 04 July 2022 04 July 2022
  • Middle East

  • Top workplace issues

Following the introduction of the new UAE Federal Labour Law on 2 February 2022, the Ministry of HR and Emiratisation (MHRE) has issued a series of Ministerial Decisions to supplement the new law and clarify how existing processes such as Wages Protection System (WPS), will continue to operate under the new law.

In this article, we summarise what UAE employers need to know about the recently issued Ministerial Decisions:

  • UAE Ministerial Decision No 46 of 2022 Regarding Work Permits, Job Offers and Employment Contracts’ Forms: effective 3 February 2022
  • UAE Ministerial Decision No 44 of 2022: effective 3 February 2022
  • UAE Ministerial Decision No 47 of 2022 On Regulating Labour Disputes and Complaints Procedures: effective 4 February 2022
  • UAE Ministerial Decision No 48 of 2022 Regulating Labour Inspection Procedures: effective 4 February 2022
  • UAE Ministerial Decision No 51 of 2022 On Licensing and Regulating the Activities of Recruitment Agencies: effective 7 February 2022
  • UAE Ministerial Decision No 43 of 2022 Regarding Wages Protection System: effective 15 February 2022
  • Law No. 7 of 2022 on the pensions and social security fund for local military working in the Emirate of Dubai: effective 14 March 2022
  • Cabinet Decision no. (21) of 2020 on the fees of services and the administrative fines at the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation: effective 5 April 2022
  • Ministerial Decision No. 203/2022 on the regulation of granting electronic work permit quotas to establishments: effective 15 April 2022
  • Cabinet Decision No. (46) of 2022 on the establishment of a collective labour disputes committee: effective 9 May 2022
  • Ministerial Decision No. 208 of 2022 on the standards of determination of high-risk establishments: effective 1 June 2022
  • Cabinet Decision No. 18/2022 On the Classification of Private Sector Establishments Subject to the Provisions of the Law Regulating Labour Relation: effective 1 June 2022
  • Ministerial Decision No. 209/2022 on the classification of establishments under the third category: effective 1 June 2022

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Our previous article regarding the new UAE Labour Law summarises the changes made to gratuity, employment contracts, employer policies and flexible work patterns.

For more information on the UAE Labour Law and Implementing Regulations, please contact Sara Khoja.


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