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UAE: Issuance of two new ministerial decisions to regulate labor relations
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The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation issued a ministerial decision to organize procedures for labor disputes and complaints in line with the Federal Decree-Law

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation issued a ministerial decision to organize procedures for labor disputes and complaints in line with the Federal Decree-Law on regulating labor relations and its executive regulations.

The decision included the controls for canceling the work permit after referring the complaint to the judiciary and registering the complaint of interruption from work and canceling this complaint, as well as procedures for settling collective work disputes and other controls that would facilitate the procedures for submitting complaints and ensuring the right of the disputing parties to litigation in a manner that guarantees their rights in a balanced manner.

The ministerial decision allows the employer and the worker to submit a labor complaint to the ministry within 30 days of any breach of his legal obligations towards the other, noting that the necessary measures are taken to settle the individual labor complaint within a period not exceeding 14 days from the date of its submission and referral to the judiciary for decision in the event that settlement between the two parties is not possible.

According to the ministerial decision, the employer is obliged to file a complaint of interruption from work against the worker who is interrupted for an unlawful reason for a period exceeding seven consecutive days, provided that he is not aware of the worker’s location and is unable to communicate with him.
The complaint of interruption from work is canceled at the request of one or both of the parties to the labor relationship, according to a number of cases that include proof that seven consecutive days have not elapsed since the absence from work or from the date of the end of the leave or the legitimate absence from work, as well as proof that the worker is on the job or was On a legally prescribed leave, whether the employer was aware of this or did not know when the complaint was filed.