People wishing to work in the UAE are entitled to obtain an employment contract issued and attested by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation or the Free zone Authority and signed by the employee and the employer.
An Employment Contract, as defined by the UAE Labour Law, is an agreement, either for a limited or for an unlimited period, concluded between an employer and an employee where the employee undertakes to work for the employer and under his management for a remuneration payable to him by the employer.
The contract should be written in Arabic and may be written in English. The employment contract should specify your basic salary, job title, duties and responsibilities, the period of your contract, while might also specify details of the reporting structure and performance measures of the company.
An employment contract should contain termination conditions, including required notice of intent to terminate the contract by either side and liabilities to be incurred in respect of breaking the conditions of the contract.
Normally, the Contract period is 2 years under the issuance of Ministry of Labour, and 3 years for the free zones (subject to a free zone rules and regulations).
Our experienced team will draft or amend and review your employment contracts. Properly written Employment Contract can prevent disputes arising, as written terms provide clarity to the business relationship between the parties.