UAE: New Federal Decree Law (33) of 2021 re. Labor Relations Announced

15. November 2021  

Federal Decree Law (33) of 2021 is to enter into force in February 2022. The comprehensive law is expected to bring about significant changes to the employment sector in the UAE and increasing flexibility for employers and employees. This includes changes to the probation period, offering more protection against harassment and other workplace-related topics to employees as well as incorporating part-time and temporary work arrangements.