DIFC gets new employment law introducing paternity leave

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A new employment law has been introduced for companies operating in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

It aims to protect and balance the interests of both employers and employees.

The highlights include five days of paternity leave as well as penalties for worker discrimination and for violating basic conditions of employment and residency sponsorship.

The law limits the application of late fines on firms for not paying end-of-service settlements on time and also tackles issues related to sick pay.

It comes into effect on August 28.

 

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