Proposed Amendments to the DIFC Employment Law


The DIFC Employment Legislation came into drive on 14 January 2020 amending the DIFC Legislation No. 2 of 2019. The principal goal of the modification was to substitute the strategy of conclusion of support gratuity with the DIFC Staff Office Personal savings Approach (DEWS) or an alternate qualifying scheme. The introduction of DEWS aligned the framework with worldwide finest observe.

Now, just one year on, the DIFC intends to even further amend the current legislation to deliver clarification and to address any other parts of uncertainty. The proposed legislative changes request to make clear defined conditions, rectify probationary intervals below brief, fixed-phrase contracts as very well as the accrual of once-a-year go away. Importantly, the amendments will render any agreement or arrangement that seeks to reclassify recurring payments to staff as non-recurring payments to be null and void and unenforceable. This stops employers lessening an employee’s primary wage calculation for the purposes of the core profit contributions by an employer under DEWS.

The DIFC Authority has printed the proposed legislative changes for a 30-working day public session period of time, ending on 28 March 2021. The consultation paper is accessible here.

For even more info in relation to the DIFC Employment Legislation, remember to contact
Joanna Stewart ([email protected])

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