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UAE Employment Essentials for Employers, Entrepreneurs and Investors

May 2019 - Employment. Legal Developments by Mahmood Hussain Advocates & Legal Consultancy.

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I.            Introduction

UAE Federal Law No. 8/1980 as amended (the "Labor Law") governs all employment matters apart from government employees, agricultural and domestic employees, and employees working in the Dubai International Financial Centre ("DIFC") and the Abu Dhabi Global Market ("ADGM"). Both the DIFC and ADGM are economic free zones that are separate jurisdictions and have their own employment laws to which the Labor Law does not apply. All other free zones located within the UAE have their respective employment rules and regulations that are in accordance with the Labor Law.