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“Human Resources”: The employee may not compete with the employer before this period
“Human Resources”: The employee may not compete with the employer before this period

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation confirmed that the Federal Decree-Law regarding the regulation of labor relations, issued recently, allowed employers to activate the “non-competition” clause in the work contract, to protect his legitimate interests, in the event that the work entrusted to the worker allows him to know clients or have access to Secrets of work, provided that the period of non-competition does not exceed two years from the date of expiry of the worker’s contract.

The new decree made it possible for employers to assign the worker a job that is fundamentally different from the job framework agreed upon in the work contract, in three cases, the most prominent of which is to contribute to repairing faults or removing the effects that arise from any accident occurring inside the workplace, provided that this assignment is temporary, With the written consent of the worker.
In detail, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation confirmed that the employer may require the worker in the work contract “with its new system”, not to compete with him in his field of work after the end of the contract, or to participate in any competing project in the same sector, for a specific period of time. The location and location are within the terms of the contract, and the type of work is explained therein. The ministry clarified, during an indicative campaign launched on its official pages on social media platforms, to introduce the rights and obligations of workers in the private sector, within the framework of the new legislation, that if the work entrusted to the worker allows him to know the employer’s clients or see his work secrets, The employer has the right to activate the “non-competition” clause to protect the legitimate business interests, provided that the period of non-competition does not exceed two years from the date of expiry of the worker’s contract.

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