DIFC Employment Law – Overview
By Preeti Kanakia Khan of Motei & Associates – Dubai
August 4, 2015

The Dubai International Financial Centre (the DIFC) was established as a dedicated "free zone" area in the heart of Dubai's commercial district by the Dubai Government essentially to meet the requirements and necessities of the financial services industry with its own separate legislative regime based upon the common law principles and enforced by a court system within the Centre's premises. The DIFC was established in 2004 with its own distinguishing features related to the civil and commercial laws which seek to adhere to international standards.  DIFC Employment Law No. 4 of 2005 (“DIFC Employment Law”) sets out all of the obligations... read more

13 Things You Must Know as an Expat Before Accepting Work in the UAE

  1. BASIC THINGS THAT AN EXPATRIATE MUST LOOK AT BEFORE ACCEPTING WORKExpatriates should firstly read carefully the offer letter (employment offer) or the initial contract that the employee normally receives prior to starting employment. Secondly, at the time they sign the official Labour Contract (the contract that is registered at the Labour Department), they must ensure the terms in this contract are the same as that of the offer letter.In the event of variances between the two contracts issue, it should be noted that, as per the Labour Law, the terms and conditions most beneficial for the employee are applied.In general,... read more

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