Law No. 33/2021 on the Regulation of Employment Relationships (Labour Law) was issued on 15 November 2021 and came into force on 2 February 2022. The UAE Labour Law mandates that all employers must convert any existing employees on an unlimited term contract to a fixed term contract by 2 February 2023. In a surprising move, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) has issued Resolution No. 27/2023 extending the deadline for such conversion to 31 December 2023. Employers will now have an additional 11 months to comply with this requirement.
Learn more about the UAE Labour Law here or reach out to your Clyde & Co representative for further assistance.