Mar 31, 2020 2 min read

Restructuring of Employment Agreements in UAE

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United Arab Emirates – The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) Enacts a Law Temporarily Allowing the Restructuring of Employment Agreements
Effective from 26 March 2020, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government issued Decree 279 of 2020 allowing private sector employers affected by COVID-19 to restructure the employment agreements with their expatriate employees. However, the restructuring has the completed gradually and with the mutual consent of the employer and employees. The gradual restructuring actions include the following steps:

The above steps are subject to the following condition:

The Decree applies only to non-UAE nationals and for the period of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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