the employment contract

The form of the employment contract for the recruitment or transfer of labor between private sector establishments within the country, which the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has updated its articles related to its "valid period", to be in line with the provisions and provisions of Federal Decree-Law No. 14 of 2022 amending some provisions of Federal Decree-Law No. 33 For the year 2021 regarding the regulation of labor relations, which was recently issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State.

The contract form included an introduction to the "establishment data", as the first party / or the employer, in the work contract, including "the name of the facility, its number, who represents it (passport number, nationality, capacity, emirate, phone number, e-mail).

The introduction also includes "the worker's data" as the second party" or the worker in the work contract, which is "name, nationality, date of birth, passport number, phone number, educational qualification."

The first clause in the work contract is related to “working days and hours”, as it states: “Based on the approval of the two parties to the job offer No. (...) on (...), the first party expressed its desire to contract with the second party for its operation. in the profession described below, including the following:

1 - The second party is obligated to work for the first party in a profession (.....) in a company or facility (.....) in an emirate or city (.....) and with working hours amounting to (...) hours.

2- The second party works for the first party under probation for a period of (......).

3- The second party is granted annual leave for a period of (......) days with pay.

4- The second party is granted a weekly rest for a period of (...) a day due for wages for the following days.

While the second clause was concerned with “contract details”, it stated: “The term of this contract shall be (.............) starting from (…) and ending on (…. In the event that one of the parties wishes to terminate this contract during its validity, it shall submit a notice of termination to the other party accompanied by a notice period of 30 days before the date specified for termination, and this period shall be the same for both parties.

According to this clause, “It is permissible, by the agreement of the two parties, to extend or renew this contract for another similar period or a shorter period, once or more. If the two parties continue to implement the contract after the expiry of its original period or the end of the agreed-upon work without an express agreement, then the original contract is considered implicitly extended with the same conditions contained in it.

The third item included “wage details”, as it stated: “The two parties agreed that the second party would work for the first party in return for a monthly wage of (…) dirhams, and it includes: the basic wage (…) dirhams. And allowances: housing allowance (......) dirhams, transportation allowance (.....) dirhams, other allowances (......) dirhams.

The fourth clause of the work contract made it possible to set “additional conditions” between the two parties to the work relationship, with the stipulation that: “Every condition that violates the provisions of Decree-Law No. 33 of 2021 regarding the organization of labor relations, the executive regulations and related decisions in force in it shall be null and void.”

While the fifth and final clause of the contract was concerned with “acknowledgments,” as it stated: “The two parties acknowledged that they had seen and agreed to the terms of the work contract and as an integral part of the job offer, and this contract was issued in two copies, after it was signed by both parties, and the provisions of the decree apply. Federal Law No. 33 of 2021 regulating labor relations, its executive regulations and the decisions implementing it in this regard, unless there is a provision in this contract.