UAE: New Federal Law issued on domestic workers to protect them and to regulate their contractual arrangements
The UAE’s President, HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued Federal Law No 10/2017 on domestic workers. The Law aims to provide protection to these workers and regulate their contractual arrangements. The Ministry is finalising the Law’s Implementing Regulations and the labour contract models ahead of the law being implemented. It will protect workers in 19 occupations including sailors, guards, parking valet workers, farmers, gardeners, domestic workers, cooks and nannies.