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Welcome to the ExpatWoman HR Breakfast! 

Do you work in human resources? Brilliant! We're bringing HR professionals around Dubai this fantastic opportunity to learn HR skills, meet your peers and network! 

Whether you're new to the role or an experienced employee, there's no denying that the mechanics behind human resources continually grow and develop. You see, businesses and organisations grow over time, and with those businesses, people like you are needed to ensure the personnel of that business are kept secure and happy at all times.

So much so ladies, that you're often regarded as a hugely significant asset in terms of skills and abilities. Not only do you have to maintain your own job role and responsibilities, but you've also got a fair number of other professionals under your wings. And frankly, that's a pretty great position to be in.

Here at ExpatWoman.com, we want to help you grow further, and provide you with the skills, knowledge and contacts to help develop and encourage your role in HR. As a result, we'd like to introduce to our next HR Breakfast event!

Topic: UAE Labour Law and Amendments
When: Tuesday 23rd May, 2017
Timings: 9:00am - 11:00am
Where: Origami 2, Nassima Royal, Sheikh Zayed Road
Registration: Click here to register your place!


HR Breakfast with ExpatWoman and Thenji Macanda in May 2017

Breakfast is included for you to enjoy while you have the opportunity to meet your peers, network and learn new HR skills. Valet parking is available at the venue. 

Leading this session will be Taylor Wessing's Senior Associate, Thenji Macanda, who will offer attendees an interactive employment law update and provide a broad overview of recent labour law developments. This session will be particularly beneficial for offices who want to update their knowledge of the UAE's labour law requirements, and ultimately minimise their organisation's liability risk.

Not only that, but attendees will be able to gain an insight into how technology can help HR departments engage employees in a company, and drive system usage. This introduction will be led by Tarek Bayya, the CCO at Bayzat.


  • 9:00am - 9:30am: Regstration and breakfast
  • 9:30am: How technology can help HR engage employees and drive system usage, Tarek Bayaa
  • 9:45am - 11:15am: Taylor Wessing's Thenji Macanda covers UAE Labour Law and Amendments
  • 11:15am - 11:30am: Q&A and closing announcements
This Session Will Cover
The new Ministerial Resolutions/Decrees, including:
  • Ministerial Decree no. 764 of 2015 (offer letters)
  • Ministerial Decree no. 765 of 2015 (rules for terminating the employment relationship)
  • Ministerial Decree no. 766 of 2015 (conditions for issuing new work permits)
  • Ministerial Resolution no. 591 of 2016 (accommodation for low-income employees)
  • Ministerial Decree no. 739 of 2016 (wage protection scheme)
  • Ministerial Resolution no. 713 of 2016 (student placement and training)
  • Ministerial Resolution no. 297 of 2016 (non-compete clauses)
  • Emiratisation
  • Enhancement of family friendly rights in the UAE (maternity/paternity)
  • VPN usage in the workplace

What will you learn?

Who should attend this event?

- An insight into recent labour law developments

- Update knowledge of UAE labour law requirements

- Minimise an organisation's liability risk

- How to automate your admin work through technology to maximise HR efficiency

HR Managers, General Managers and Office Managers

Thenji Macanda / ExpatWoman's HR Breakfast

About Thenji Macanda

Thenji Macanda is a Senior Associate based in the Taylor Wessing (Middle East) office and heads the Employment Department. Thenji's relevant experience includes:
  • Advising corporate entities on various general employment issues, managing and liaising with local advocates in contentious matters throughout all litigation stages.
  • Advising a construction company on the introduction of internal company policies and procedures. 
  • Advising a multinational company on a variation of existing terms and conditions. 
  • Reviewing employment contracts and handbooks in accordance with DIFC Employment Law and UAE Labour Law.
  • Advising and assisting corporate entities in the negotiation and settlement of employment disputes and to successfully avert the need for litigation. 
  • Advising a company with regards to the transfer of all employees in the UAE from an off-shore entity to an on-shore entity.

bayzat Sponsor / ExpatWoman's HR Breakfast

About Bayzat and Tarek Bayaa

Bayzat is a technology company that provides insurance and HR solutions. They help individuals and companies compare, buy and use their health insurance. For clients looking for medical coverage, we allow them to save time and money by identifying their requirements and providing a transparent comparison of all the relevant options in the market. With their technology platform, Bayzat Benefits, they are able to streamline the policy placement process for our clients and help them understand their policy. More importantly, Bayzat Benefits automates administrative work for HR professionals and ensures that all HR processes are centralised, accessible and secure. 

The company's Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), Tarek Bayaa, is a Palestinian-American who grew up in the UAE. He is responsible for establishing a world-class sales team and process at Bayzat. He has been involved in the company on an advisory basis since 2013, and joined the company full-time as the CCO in April 2015.

Prior to joining Bayzat, Tarek spent 7 years at GE in various positions and multiple geographies. During his time at the company, Tarek became the first Middle East-based employee to reach the executive ranks of GE's most prestigious leadership program, the Corporate Audit Staff. He led various finance and consulting engagements across the capital, healthcare and energy businesses within GE. More recently, Tarek led a global team managing GE's transformation to centralise transactional activities into regional shared services.