New DIFC employment law takes effect

123RF

A new employment law for companies operating in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) comes into effect on Wednesday.

It was first announced nearly three months ago.

The revamped legislation addresses issues related to paternity leave, sick pay and end-of-service settlements.

It’s also got stricter clauses on worker discrimination.

Jacques Visser, Chief Legal Officer at the DIFC Authority, explains.

The introduction of paternity leave is another major highlight of the new law, which aims to protect and balance the interests of both employers and employees.

Shiraz Sethi, Regional Managing Partner and Head of Employment at the law firm DWF Middle East, tells us more.

More from Business

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • Nights on Dubai Eye 103.8

    10:00pm - 6:00am

    Dubai Eye complements the conversation with the music you love from the eighties, nineties and newer.

  • The Business Breakfast

    6:00am - 11:00am

    The Business Breakfast is the day’s must listen for the UAE’s business leaders, and those who aspire to be.

BUSINESS BREAKFAST LATEST

On Dubai Eye

  • Meet Gift, female food delivery driver

    Gift came here from Nigeria and failed to find a job, until a pizza company offered her one. She's now one of the very few female delivery drivers in the UAE.

  • FARMER'S KITCHEN

    Farmer's Kitchen is back for 2021!
    With our partners Spinneys, we are going to help you wave goodbye to boring dinners, cluttered fridges, and lumpy leftovers!