COURSE: Employment and Human Resources trends in the GCC | Online Training | 5 to 7 December 2021 | 5PM to 7PM (Gulf Standard Time)


UpcomingCOURSE: Employment and Human Resources trends in the GCC | Online Training | 5 to 7 December 2021 | 5PM to 7PM (Gulf Standard Time)



Practitioners registered with the DLAD can earn up to 6 CLPD Points for attending the training!



Employment and Human Resources is always a fast-moving area, it is therefore critical to keep up with the latest employment legislation and developments in the region. Join LexisNexis Middle East, Gateley UK LLP and OLAM Group for a three-part online training course where our experts will look at:

  • Session 1: Starting the employment relationship
  • Session 2: Employment contracts
  • Session 3: Performance and terminations



Topic What will be covered?
Session 1

Sunday, 5 December 2021 | 5PM to 7PM (GST)

Starting the employment relationship
  • Legal framework
  • Recruitment
  • Unconscious bias
  • Discrimination
  • Compensation and pay equity
  • Types of employment contract
  • Sponsorship/Immigration
  • Role of HR
  • Onboarding
Session 2

Monday, 6 December 2021 | 5PM to 7PM (GST)

Employment contracts
  • Key terms of an employment contract
  • Policies & procedures
  • UAE COVID-19 legislative changes
  • Flexible working
  • Data protection
Session 3

Tuesday, 7 December 2021 | 5PM to 7PM (GST)

Performance and terminations
  • Requirements for successful remote work
  • The traditional approach towards performance management
  • Performance management during COVID-19
    • Goal setting
    • Feedback
    • Documentation and records
  • How to support line managers
  • How to support employees
  • When performance doesn’t improve:
    • Legal avenues
    • Capability vs conduct
    • Performance improvement plans
  • Grievances
  • Termination
  • Dispute resolution



  • Thenji Moyo, Legal Director and Head of Employment for Gateley UK LLP (DMCC Branch)
  • Agni Skafidas, Managing Director (HR Consulting), OLAM Group





Learn more about our publication – DIFC and UAE Employment Law: A Comparative Guide

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Written by Sarah Malik and Thenji Moyo, who have a combined 30 years of experience working as both employment law practitioners in the UAE and lecturing on employment law at Middlesex University Dubai, this unique book provides a comparative guide to onshore UAE employment law and offshore employment law in the DIFC.

It provides practical insight which will be useful for inhouse lawyers but has also been written in an accessible way which makes it a helpful guide for HR professionals and students.

Areas covered include employment contracts, statutory and family friendly rights, discrimination, disciplinary rules, termination and analysis of important Ministerial Decisions including those on COVID-19.

The book also provides English translations of UAE Employment Laws and summaries of key UAE and DIFC Employment case decisions.


Details Price Qty
Full Courseshow details + USD500.00 (USD)  
Full Course (early bird offer available until 14 November 2021)show details + USD400.00 (USD)  
Session 1: Starting the employment relationshipshow details + USD200.00 (USD)  
Session 2: Employment contractsshow details + USD200.00 (USD)  
Session 3: Performance and terminationsshow details + USD200.00 (USD)  

  • Session 1: Starting the employment relationship
    17:00 (Gulf Standard Time) - 19:00 (Gulf Standard Time)
  • Session 2: Employment contracts
    17:00 (Gulf Standard Time) - 19:00 (Gulf Standard Time)
  • Session 3: Performance and terminations
    17:00 (Gulf Standard Time) - 19:00 (Gulf Standard Time)
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