DMCC members were invited to attend the DMCC Employment Law Workshop which took place on Wednesday, 24 April 2019.
This full-day workshop, presented by international law firm Pinsent Masons, provided case studies and real-life examples of how the UAE employment law is applied in practice. Pinsent Masons is a CLPD accredited training provider and all delegates were provided with a Pinsent Masons UAE Employment Law Workshop Certificate to confirm their attendance and participation.
Almas Conference Centre
9:00am - 4:00pm, 24 Apr 2019
AED 630 (inclusive of VAT)
Registration starts from 8:30am
08:30 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:30
Employment in the UAE: Introduction
09:30 - 10:15
Case Study One: Recruitment and employment documentation
10:15 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:15
Case Study Two: Employment statutory and contractual benefits
11:15 - 11:45
Case Study Three: Protecting your business
11:45 - 12:00
Employment terminations: Introduction
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:30
Case Study Four: Employee grievances and whistleblowing
13:30 - 14:00
Case Study Five: Employment terminations on the grounds of conduct and poor performance
14:00 - 14:30
Case Study Six: Employment terminations on the grounds of redundancy
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:15
End of service gratuity: Calculation and examples
15:15 - 15:30
Employment litigation: Introduction
15:30 - 16:00
Round up of learning points and questions
Partner, Pinsent Masons
As head of the Pinsent Masons Middle East Employment Practice, Luke advises clients based in the United Arab Emirates and Gulf region on all aspects of employment and labour law issues.
Chambers describes Luke as being "praised by sources as a very experienced and capable lawyer. Other commentators add that he's proactive and definitely someone to watch. He regularly advises clients on contentious and non-contentious matters, including before the DIFC courts".
Luke is ranked as a “Next Generation Lawyer” and an “Associate to Watch” by Legal 500 and Chambers respectively, and was awarded Young Lawyer of the Year at the 2017 DIFC Gala Dinner.
Luke assists clients on all aspects of the labour laws of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait. Luke regularly presents to clients and HR professionals on a variety of employment law topics
Associate, Pinsent Masons
Ruth is a UK qualified lawyer who specializes in advising companies in the GCC on their employment-related matters.
From the UK Ruth brings her in-depth knowledge of the unique mechanics of the volatile oil and gas arm of the energy sector.
Together with the energy industry, Ruth supports clients operating in a range of industry sectors including healthcare; construction; technology; retail; hospitality; insurance; and, banking and finance.
Ruth advises clients on compliance with the Federal Labour Law as well as the regulation in the free zones including the DIFC law in the Dubai International Finance Centre and the ADGM law in the Abu Dhabi Global Market.
Through the team's network of international offices, Ruth supports clients on the application of mandatory employment law in different countries and the issues arising out of the operation of a multi-jurisdictional business staffed by a mobile workforce. In jurisdictions where we do not have a presence, Ruth works with preferred providers of legal services to ensure clients achieve the seamless service that they need.
Ruth advises clients on a wide range of challenges business meet day-to-day. Examples of some of Ruth's work includes advising: