New Human Resources Law approved for Dubai Government

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved a new human resources law for Dubai Government.

Salient features of new Human Resources Law for Dubai Government:

Dubai Government Human Resources Department– It is now possible to appoint employees on the basis of “remote work”
– Additional bonuses for “people of determination”
– Five days of leave for mourning, instead of three days, upon the death of a relative of the second degree
– Increase in annual leave from 22 to 25 days for employees of grade 8 to 11, meanwhile employees of grade 7 and below will receive 18 days instead of 15.
– Annual travel allowance for the employee’s family members who are under the age of 21 instead of 18 years. The previous law limited travel allowance to three children while the new law abolishes that cap.
– Government employees can apply internally for any vacant position and to be transferred without the need to meet promotion conditions when that employee deserves it.
– Employees now have the right to receive overtime allowance directly with the approval of his/her immediate supervisor, provided that the extra working hours should be noted in writing specifying said overtime hours spent after the official working hours
– A five-day comprehensive leave can be granted to employee who is preparing researches, projects and graduation letters.
– The law allows promoting an employee who, as a result of the evaluation of his or her performance, meets the expectations and there was a need for achievements and experience which gives more flexibility in the application of career paths.


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