Amendments to employment law in the DIFC

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The DIFC Authority has recently introduced some key amendments to the rules regarding employment relationships for organisations operating within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

We are privileged to have been involved in the consultation phase (which was launched in December 2011) where the various amendments were discussed and also in the drafting of the amendments on behalf of the DIFC Authority, which are the most significant amendments that have been made to the DIFC Employment Law since it was first introduced.

By way of background, DIFC Employment Law No. 4 of 2005 (DIFC Employment Law) sets out all of the obligations and requirements on employers and employees operating within the DIFC. The amendments to the DIFC Employment Law were introduced pursuant to the implementation of the Employment Amendment Law, DIFC Law No. 3 of 2012 and were effective from 23 December 2012…

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