Job offer letters to be legally binding in UAE
The UAE is all set to create a better, more secure work environment from the new year. There will be no more harassment and manipulation of terms by employers of blue-collar workers.
From January 2016, a new set of labour laws will be enforced in the country.
Issued by Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Labour, the new laws pertain to employment contracts, ending job contracts and granting workers new labour permits so they can shift to a different company after the lapse of a contract with his/her previous company.
Offer letters now gain status as a legal employment contract. Employers won’t be able to get away with empty promises to prospective employees in terms of pay, their job role, designation, hours of work, and other terms of employment. Everything will have to be clearly stated in the offer letter, and the terms will be legally binding. Details