Abu Dhabi Global Market issues new employment regulations

The Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”) has issued new employment regulations (the “New Regulations”), which will come into effect on 1 January 2020 and repeal the existing 2015 employment regulations (the “2015 Regulations”). The New Regulations can be read in full here. This follows hot on the heels of the introduction of a new employment … Read more

Middle East: The new DIFC Employment Law – 16 key changes

As we recently reported here, the new DIFC Employment Law (Employment Law, DIFC Law No. 2 of 2019) was enacted by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, on 30 May 2019. The new law will come into effect … Read more

Bahrain introduces a new Labour Law

The Kingdom of Bahrain has introduced a new labour law for the private sector (Law No. 36 of 2012), issued by the King of Bahrain at the end of July.  According to reports, the new Labour Law includes the following measures: an increase in annual leave from 21 days (or 28 days after five years' … Read more