The deadline for changes in the employment contracts of expatriates has been extended

The deadline for changes in the employment contracts of expatriates has been extended

The Ministry of Human Resources and Indigenization has given time till December 31, 2023 to modify the contracts in accordance with the new rules.

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First Published Jan 27, 2023, 3:43 PM IST

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has extended the deadline to change the terms of employment contracts to comply with the new rules. This was informed by the Ministry of Human Resource Indigenization of the country. The most important of these is the reform of fixing the duration of employment contracts. Therefore, employment contracts signed for an indefinite period without fixing a fixed period have to be changed according to the law.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Indigenization has given time till December 31, 2023 to modify the contracts in accordance with the new rules. The new labor law came into force in the country on February 2 last year. Accordingly, all employment contracts must be for a fixed period. Employment contracts can be for a maximum period of three years. Contracts may be extended or renewed for a similar period or a shorter period if the employer and employee agree.

If the employee and the employer continue without separate agreements after the expiry of the employment contract, the original contract shall be deemed to have been extended with the same conditions. If the contract is renewed and the term is extended, the extended period will be treated as continuous service. It is a condition that employment contracts without fixed term shall be converted into fixed term contracts within one year after the coming into force of the new labor law by following the terms and conditions. The law allows the country’s cabinet to extend this period in public interest. According to the new decision, time has been given till the end of 2023 to revise fixed-term employment contracts in the private sector.

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Last Updated Jan 27, 2023, 3:43 PM IST

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