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In this edition:
Pay the Price: Changes to the UAE Wage Protection Scheme
The UAE Wage Protection Scheme (WPS) has been updated as of late 2022. Shiraz Sethi and Ali Al Assaad of Dentons break it all down and explain how the scheme works.
Off the Record Employees
Crowe’s accounting specialists, Markus Susilo, Alessandro Valente, and Deepika Chandak, analyse the current trends that are reducing the adoption of Employer of Record (EOR) structures in the GCC region. They highlight the latest advancements that may diminish the attractiveness of this alternative for multinational corporations with a workforce operating on a temporary basis in GCC nations.
Get the latest on key developments across the region, including Oman’s Data Protection Law! The Oman Personal Data Protection Law (Oman Sultani Decree No. 6/2022) is effective from February 13, 2023, replacing the previous legal framework for data protection in Oman. The MTCIT is responsible for data protection, but employers must wait for the issuance of executive regulations before implementing the law.
Immigration Focus: A New Approach to Emiratisation Targets
Stay informed on the latest immigration updates in the GCC with Vialto Partners. Keep track of changes and make sure you comply with new regulations, including the UAE Cabinet’s announcement of new guidelines for companies with over 50 employees in mainland UAE to meet their Emiratisation targets.
Immigration Profile: Differences and Similarities
Ali Ibrahim, who serves as Vialto Partners‘ Immigration Lead for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain and is also the Director of their Saudi office, highlights some of the variations between the two jurisdictions.
Law Changes: New and Proposed MENA Laws – Privatisation in Saudi Arabia
Don’t miss out on the latest legal developments in the MENA region! Read on as Majed Bamarouf discusses the impact of a recent decision on the treatment of Saudi nationals in sectors undergoing privatisation.
Discover the most recent legal case rulings in the MENA region, such as a case involving an employee who postponed claiming their responsibilities.
HR Profile: Talent Management
Harpreet Singh, the Area Senior Director of HR for the Middle East and Africa at the Radisson Hotel Group, talks about talent management despite ambitious growth plans and labour market restrictions. Singh discusses how it is possible to manage all areas of talent in his company.
Practitioner Perspective: Labour Law Rights in the UAE’s Hospitality Sector
Mahmood Hussain Law Firm’s Waddah Abdulhaq highlights some of the labour law rights that apply to shift workers, including those in the hospitality sector in the UAE.
Moves and Changes
Stay up-to-date on the latest business happenings with our round-up of moves, changes, appointments, and promotions.
Policy Pointers: Notice and Handover
Sarah Malik and Saher Khan of SOL International Ltd explore the notice requirements for employment termination under DIFC Law No. 2/2019. Uncover the impact of service length on notice periods and the necessity of employee agreement for contract changes. Gain insights into the key elements of a successful handover of work and assets during the notice period.
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