Emirates News Agency – Sharjah Employers Forum: The new labor law is a qualitative leap

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Sharjah, June 7 / WAM / Sharjah Labor Standards Development Authority today organized the second forum for employers entitled “Developments in the Labor Code” with the aim of raising awareness of the law and identifying its key developments to ensure effective implementation of the law. law and stable and distinguished working conditions.

The forum – held at the Al Jawaher Center for Events and Conferences in Sharjah – praised the new labor law and its executive rules, which were more flexible and kept pace with labor market demands and changes to meet the needs of workers and employers in a balanced way and create an attractive working environment for both parties to the employment relationship in accordance with the wishes of the government and the policies outlined in its future plans.

The forum was attended by His Excellency Salem Yousef Al Qaseer, Chairman of the Labor Standards Development Authority, Sheikh Mohammed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Director of the Labor Standards Development Authority, a number of senior officials and more than 300 business owners who employ large numbers of workers and managers in them, in addition to directors of human resources, legal affairs and public relations in these companies and a number of experts and legal advisers specializing in labor law.

Dr. Ahmed Al Shehhi, the Legal Expert, the Legal Expert, Head of the Department of Labor Complaints in the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization, and His Excellency Judge Dr. Ali Al Hosani, an Appellate Judge and Director of the Technical Office of the Dubai Labor Court, moderated his sessions, Mohammed Butti Al Shamsi, Deputy Director of the Dubai Police Academy and President of the Lawyers and Legal Society.

His Excellency Salem Youssef Al Qaseer said: The convening of the forum coincides with the issuance of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Councilor and Ruler of Sharjah, a law to reorganize the Labor Standards Development Authority, with the support of the Executive and Advisory Councils of the Emirate of Sharjah, with the aim of raising awareness of labor standards legislation and developing institutional partnerships with the two sectors. In this way, the forum is a confirmation of what labor law represents as a regulatory and regulatory framework for labor standards. “

He added: “The new law governing working conditions is the biggest update of the law since it was issued more than 40 years ago, so we in the Labor Standards Regulatory Authority were eager to dedicate this forum to talking about the development of This law., Which we regard as a qualitative leap in labor market regulation within the efforts for development and sustainability in the labor market.

He pointed out that this law aims to ensure the efficiency of the labor market in a way that helps to attract and retain the best competencies and skills, provide an attractive working environment for employers and ensure the protection of the interests of the social partners. the relationship “employer and employee” in a balanced and transparent manner.

The head of the Labor Standards Development Authority emphasized the authority’s eagerness to offer effective channels to communicate with and meet with employers as their partners and expressed its hope that the forum will succeed in being an important platform for introducing the new labor law as the most important legislation governing the relationship between employer and employee.

He said that the new law regulating working conditions is aimed at employers and workers and defines the rights and obligations of both parties to the working relationship, which, if effectively complied with, will lead to separate and sustainable working conditions, so awareness of these rights and commitments will help strengthen that relationship, and that is what we are striving for in the Emirate of Sharjah.

His Excellency Salem Al Qaseer extended his thanks and appreciation to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization, the Authority’s strategic partner, and the Dubai Courts for their participation in the Forum, as well as the speakers and participants.

In the first session, Dr. Ahmed Muhammad Al-Shehhi the main developments in the law regulating working conditions and compared it with the previous law, especially with regard to the probationary period and the condition of non-compete, holidays and prohibitions for a period of one year .. He explained that the law has to aims to ensure the efficiency of the labor market in the country, helping to attract the best competencies and skills Future employment and maintaining employment and creating an attractive business environment for employers, helping both parties to participate in achieving the goals of the national development of the state.

He noted that the law aims to regulate working conditions, define the rights and obligations of the parties in this legal relationship in a balanced way and increase the flexibility and sustainability of the labor market in the country by ensuring the protection of the parties in working conditions, its development and the exceptional circumstances which they may encounter, which may affect this situation and support and rehabilitate workers’ abilities and skills in the private sector in a way which increases the efficiency and productivity of the labor force in the labor market in the country and provides protection to both parties; in the employment relationship and enables them to obtain their rights within the framework of this law.

In the second session, Judge Dr. Ali Muhammad Al Hosani on the causes and effects of the termination of employment, with reference to the employer’s obligations, the employee’s obligations, the provisions for termination of employment, individual termination of employment and unfair dismissal.

He spoke about the most important obligations imposed on the employer towards the employee and the most important obligations imposed on the employee towards the employer. the completion of the contract term and allowed them to terminate the relationship by issuing a warning in accordance with the controls defined by law.

The third session allowed participants to direct their questions and queries to the interlocutors. Inquiries centered on the development of working conditions in the new law, which was answered by the interlocutors. The questions reflected great interest in the new law and its executive provisions and an attempt to get more clarification regarding its implementation.