Labour / Employment Law

Small companies to business owners and employees generally have to navigate the complex and somewhat unique labour law of the UAE. Issues such as performance management, arbitrary dismissal and termination matters are high on the agenda.

The strength of our team and expertise makes possible for these critical issues to be addressed and we also cover a whole spectrum of employment law services including advising on all general and strategic employment matters, disciplinary and termination procedures, litigation and end of service benefits (gratuity).

Our team is experienced in dealing with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE), (formerly known as Ministry of Labor) and freezone authorities. We can advise and provide legal support under the UAE and DIFC employment laws and act in resolving conflict between the employer and employee through alternative dispute resolution and settlement agreements.

Our clients tell us that our openness, responsive and robust advice are the reasons we are chosen to act on their behalf. We believe this ethos offers a unique incentive to reach out to us as a business or individual.

We offer expert advice on:

  1. Business protection (restrictive covenants, confidentiality, non-competition)
  2. Dismissals and redundancies;
  3. Disciplinary and grievance procedures;
  4. Settlement agreements;
  5. Review of policy documentation, employment contracts and employee handbook;
  6. Employment health checks

Our package of services to ensure optimum management of human resources includes in-house training, seminars, workshops and newsletters and e-bulletins offered at competitive rates.

Please contact one of our experienced lawyers by email at or call +971 4 448 4284.

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