Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship hosts first panel discussion on new UAE Labour Law
- Thursday, 9 December 2021
On the December 6th, 2021 the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Middlesex University Dubai hosted the first panel discussion on the new UAE labour law that enters into force in February 2022.
Three distinguished legal practitioners Thenji Moyo, Legal Director and Head of Employment at Gateley, Sarah Malik, CEO and International Disputes Counsel at SOL International and Ivor McGettigan, Partner Employment and Incentives at Al Tamimi & Co, with extensive experience in employment law provided an overview of the main reforms introduced by the new law in employment contracts, part time and flexible employment, termination, probation, leaves, discrimination and harassment.
Through the panel discussion we had the opportunity to discuss the impact of the reforms on employers, employees and businesses in the light of the post pandemic employment landscape and to explore how they are aligned with international best practices, as well as their implications on the work of HR practitioners. The interactive panel discussion was moderated by the Head of CIE, Professor Evangelos Moustakas and the Deputy Director Academic Operations, Dr Tenia Kyriazi and was followed by an engaging Q&A session.
At the beginning of 2022, the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will organise practice-focused trainings for HR professionals to support them in navigating and complying with the new law.