UAE’s New Labour Complaints Process: Faster Resolutions for 2024

Last Updated on July 10, 2024 by Vadim

Starting January 1, 2024, the UAE is implementing a new labour complaints process to resolve disputes more efficiently. This change, part of an amendment to the UAE’s Labour Law, significantly impacts how private sector workers and companies handle grievances.

Key Changes in UAE Labour Complaints Process

MOHRE’s Enhanced Authority

  • The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) now has final say on:
    1. Labour disputes with claims under Dh50,000
    2. Disputes related to non-commitment to amicable settlement decisions (any amount)

Streamlined Resolution Steps

  1. MOHRE reviews complaints and facilitates amicable resolutions
  2. If unresolved, MOHRE issues a final judgment
  3. Dissatisfied parties can appeal to the Court of Appeals within 15 working days

Benefits of the New UAE Labour Complaints Process

  • Saves time and effort for all parties involved
  • Streamlines procedures for faster dispute resolution
  • Expedites the collection of legal entitlements for claimants

Appeals Process Explained

  • Court of Appeals schedules hearings within 3 days
  • Cases resolved within 15 working days
  • Lawsuits rejected if they don’t follow procedures in Federal Decree-Law No. 20 of 2023

This new UAE labour complaints process aims to create a more efficient and fair work environment for both employees and employers in the private sector. By understanding these changes, workers can better navigate labour disputes and protect their rights.

For more information on UAE labour laws and regulations, visit the official MOHRE website.

Further Reading

If you’re interested in learning more about UAE Labor Law, here are some essential articles that cover various aspects of the topic. These resources will help you understand your rights and obligations as an employee in the UAE.

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