UAE Labour Law Updates for 2020 |

Discover the Updates to UAE Labour Law for 2020

Brush-up on your UAE labour law knowledge with our first HR Breakfast of the year

Posted on

16 January 2020

Last updated on 19 February 2020
ExpatWoman HR Breakfast February 2020

HR professionals are invited to this one-day session, which will cover the important 2020 updates.

Come along as we kick-start our 2020 series of HR Breakfast events where you can network with colleagues in your industry, whilst gaining opportunities for professional development.

Led by Helena Lousada of James Berry Associates, this morning session will approach the most recent efforts concerning modernisation of labour laws in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

To participate in this event, you must register. Registration fee is AED 100, which includes a light breakfast.

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HR Breakfast, 18th February 2020
On 18th February 2020, join us for our first HR Breakfast of the UAE in which we will cover the important updates to the UAE Labour Law for the new year. Led by Helena Lousada of James Berry Associates, this morning session will approach the most recent efforts concerning modernisation of labour laws in the country.
AED 100

This session will cover

The UAE Labour Law of 1980 is still the main legislation governing employment relationships in the UAE private sector. However, the UAE economy and workplace is much more sophisticated and diverse than it was when this law was initially implemented.

The various regulations and decrees that have been introduced to supplement that law are consequently very important to enable UAE-based companies to continue to attract, properly manage and keep leading talent from around the world.

The more prominent initiatives implemented in 2019 include the following:

  • New DIFC employment law
  • Gender equality and multiculturalism
  • Part-time working resolution
  • 'Good conduct' certificates
  • Equal opportunities for disabled employees
  • New employee insurance scheme
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
HR Breakfast: UAE Labour Law 2020

Important details to know

  • Date: Tuesday, 18th February
  • Timings: 8:15am – 10:45am
  • Location: Park Inn by Radisson, Dubai Motor City
  • Parking: Self parking available
  • Price: AED 100 per person, includes a light breakfast

Tentative Agenda:

  • 8:15 am - Registration and networking
  • 8:45 am - Welcome
  • 9 am - UAE Labour Law updates
  • 9:45 am - Q&A
  • 10:15 am - Closing announcements and further networking period

Our HR Breakfast will be held at the Park Inn by Radisson in Dubai Motor City, directions can be found here.

HR Breakfast: UAE Labour Law 2020

Helena Lousada from James Berry & Associates will lead the session

About Helena Lousada

Helena (pictured above) has a civil law background (in line with the UAE and majority of Middle East legal systems) with common law training and is qualified as a Lawyer since 2002.

Prior to joining James Berry & Associates, Helena worked in-house and in private practice, specialising in employment/labour law, companies’ law, compliance, contracts, and construction law.

Helena has experience with the UAE legal system, providing since 2015 legal support to several local companies.

Helena’s current practice is predominantly employment and labour law, at James Berry & Associates’ Employment Department, advising on both contentious and non-contentious matters.