Middle East: webinar on the new DIFC Employment Law

Webinar: The new DIFC Employment Law Wednesday 11 September 2019, 2.30pm – 3.30pm UAE time The new DIFC Employment Law (Employment Law, DIFC Law No. 2 of 2019) was recently 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, … Read more

DIFC end of service gratuity benefit to be replaced

As we recently published here, the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC“) has announced plans to replace its end of service gratuity (“ESG“) scheme with a defined contribution scheme known as the DIFC Employee Workplace Savings (“DEWS“) Trust scheme, which is set to come into force from 1 January 2020. 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

Updated HSF multi-jurisdictional guide to employee issues in business transfers

Employment law issues rarely determine the strategy for a multi-jurisdictional business acquisition, but they can certainly give rise to significant avoidable costs and delay if issues are not spotted in advance. In the Herbert Smith Freehills 2016 global survey, 57% of respondents cited employment regulations as one of the reasons a deal had failed to … Read more

UAE: Landmark ruling on Article 18 penalty payments

The DIFC Court of First Instance has ordered an employer to pay a penalty in excess of USD 1.5 million to a former employee for failing to comply with Article 18 of the DIFC Employment Law (as amended) (CFI 015/2015 Asif Hakim Adil v Frontline Development Partners Limited). Read more

UK: HSF Global Guide to Whistleblowing

Herbert Smith Freehills has published the first edition of a Global Guide to Whistleblowing, providing a quick reference guide to the law and culture around employees 'blowing the whistle' in 40 key jurisdictions covering in EMEA, the Americas and Asia Pacific. Read more