DIFC Employment Law
Learn the latest laws and regulations administered by the DIFC Authority.

About The Program

The DIFC is currently the most advanced free zone which has its own contract laws, company formation, insolvency laws, legal rules of interpretation, real estate regulations, its own arbitration center and court system, including a Court of Appeal. Unlike the UAE Labor Law, which is a civil law jurisdiction, DIFC laws are entirely based on common law principles.

Course Objectives

    • At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Have an overview of the DIFC Employment Law.
    • Understand employment relationships and employment contracts.
    • Handle grievances and disciplinary procedures.
    • Understand current trends and developments.

Course Outline

    • Introduction to DIFC Employment Law

    • Overview of DIFC
    • Employment Law and Main Provisions
    • Other Relevant Legislation
    • The Employment Relationship and Employment Contracts

    • Terms and Conditions of Employment Contracts
    • Probationary Periods
    • Types of Employment Contracts
    • Recruitment
    • Pay and Working Time

    • Remuneration and Benefits
    • Working Time
    • Holidays and Special Leave
    • Family Friendly Leave
    • Holiday and Sickness Pay
    • End of Service Payments
    • Grievances and Disciplinary Procedures

    • Managing Discipline, Grievances and Dismissals
    • Termination of Employment (and Article 18 in the DIFC)
    • Enforcement and Dispute Resolution
    • Post Termination Issues

    • Confidentiality
    • Post Termination Restrictions
    • Health and Safety
    • Potential Reform
    • Current Trends and Developments
    • Q & A

    I am Interested

    1 Day (3 hours)
    Online Live Classroom / Face to Face
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    What is included?
    Certificate of Completion
    Training Material
    Post Training Support
    Lunch and Refreshments
    Free Valet Parking