Employment Law

Al Jazeera offers a range of legal services for international and regional employers in all sectors and for the entire term of their employment relationship. Our expertise spans all aspects of employment law in the public and private sectors, whether onshore or within the free zones of UAE. Our team of lawyers are happy to assist in any of the client’s employment queries and provide expert advice on a wide range of employment matters including but not limited to redundancy and termination management , employee’s entitlements under the UAE Labour Law, drafting employment contracts, drafting and remodeling of service contracts or key company Human Resources Policies and Ministry of Labour compliance. Our clients’ include a large number of multinationals, local and International Companies, and other law firms both regionally and internationally.

We guide our clients through the complex and changing employment environment in the region and provide advice and assistance that is practical, commercially viable and cost-effective. Our lawyers remain at the forefront of any changes in regional law and the clear and regular communication to our clients’ is key to our employment law practice.

Our Expertise

  • Policies, procedures, and contractual documentation
    Service agreements, employment contracts, employee handbooks, for all categories of staff, including directors and senior executives.
  • Corporate Support
    Employment aspects of acquisitions and disposals (both share and business transactions), including due diligence and related reports.
  • Business Reorganisations
    Redundancy programs, changing terms and conditions, and transfer of employment.
  • Employee Relations Issues
    Disciplinary, dismissal and grievance procedures, settlement negotiations and severance agreements.
  • Litigation Assistance
    Before the relevant labor authorities, labor courts and other courts, from termination and bonus claims, to protecting trade secrets, confidential information and business interests.

We advise on all aspects of UAE labor law in support of the Client’s strategic objectives through the structuring, management, and organization of their workforce. We also work closely with our dispute resolution team on employment disputes before the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, the UAE courts and the DIFC Courts.