Sheikh Khalifa issues Human Resources Law in Abu Dhabi – UAE


President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued the Human Resources Law which regulates all matters concerning human resources from the appointment of the employee until the end of his service including all regulations regarding promotions, leaves,daily working hours, theoretical and practical training and development of employees as well as the appointment of Emiratis on a part-time basis.

The law will be enforced on civil servants in government entities of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. the chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council decide to apply all or some of its provisions to government companies.

It’s  also a must for government employers to recruit people with disabilities in jobs suitable for their health conditions and according to quotas set by the emirate’s Human Resources Authority. Under the law, government departments should allow their eligible employees to enrol in the national military service.

The new Law allows government employers to introduce flexible working hours according to specific criteria which will be set by the implementation regulations and reward distinguished employees with a yearly bonus subject to the executive council’s approval.

The new law grants prospective fathers a three-day parental leave while prospective mothers will enjoy a fully paid maternity leave for three months and a leave of two hours daily to take care of their new babies for one year from the date of delivery.