Start: 7 March 2023
End: 7 March 2023
United Arab Emirates
New Emiratization Law
Recently, following the introduction of the new UAE Federal Labour Law on 2 February 2022, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MHRE) issued a new Ministerial Decision in relation to Emiratization in the UAE. In this article, we take a closer look at the new Emiratization requirements which go hand in hand with the UAE’s ambitious target of creating 75,000 new jobs in the private sector by 2025.
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
- Understand The Emiratization quotas are heavily enforced for the banking and insurance sectors
- The new rules of the ministry of human resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) issued
- The new Emiratization requirements
- The aim of the Emiratization
- MOHRE categories Targets
- The new Emiratization & NAFIS programme
- The NAFIS schemes
- The new Emiratization requirements timeline
- The new Emiratization fines
- Which businesses do these new laws apply to
- Classification Law relevant to Emiratization
Emiratisation efforts in the UAE
New Emiratisation requirements
In order for Emirati nationals to be counted against the quota, employers need to ensure that they comply with all labour regulations and that they have furnished each UAE national with a work permit and employment contract, registered them with the applicable pension authority, and paid them through the Wages Protection System. Companies should bear in mind that existing Emirati employees pre-January 2023 will be disregarded when calculating the quota (although this may be subject to the employer’s existing number of Emirati employees and the composition of their workforce).
Attracting (and retaining) Emirati talent
The characteristics of companies that fall within each category?
Companies in the first category should demonstrate full compliance
Decree-Law No. 33 of 2021 (UAE Labour Law) and its executive implementing regulations
labor-related resolutions and decisions
on the wage protection system
The training will be conducted in a friendly, inclusive and professional atmosphere, which is conducive for different learning styles, but respects each attendee as an individual and ensures each one is challenged and achieve maximum benefit from the course. Our goal is that attendees will be highly engaged and encouraged to be participative.