UAE Has Announced New Annual Leaves Rules For Private Sector; Details Here

According to Gulf News, the UAE has established yearly leave rules for private-sector employees and employers. Private sector employees will be entitled to a fully paid annual leave of no less than 30 days for each year of service, and two days for each month if their service is more than six months but less than a year, under Federal Decree-Law no. 33 of 2021 concerning the regulation of labour relations (the ‘New Labour Law’), which will take effect on February 2.

Part-Time Workers Will Be Entitled To A Yearly Leave Based On Their  Working Hours

The Decree-Law stated that private-sector workers are entitled to annual leave for the time they spent at work during the previous year of service before exhausting their annual leave balance. Part-time workers will be entitled to a yearly leave based on their real working hours as stipulated in their employment contract and in compliance with the executive provisions of this Decree-Law. Private-sector employers have the right under this Federal Decree-Law to grant their employees leave from the balance of their annual leave during the probation period, with the employee having the right to be compensated for the remainder of their annual leave balance if they pass the probation period.

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The Leave Can Be Used In Turn By Workers

Employers may also select the dates of yearly leave in line with work needs and in consultation with each employee who will be on leave. To guarantee that work progresses, the leave can be used in turn by workers, and employers must notify each worker of the set dates at least one month in advance. Workers have the right to carry their yearly leave, or days of it, forward to the next year, according to the regulation. However, this should be done in consultation with the employer and in compliance with the facility’s rules and regulations.

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Workers Are Also Entitled To Pay For The Remainder Of Their Yearly Leave

Workers are also entitled to pay for the remainder of their yearly leave, which is calculated on the basis of their basic income. According to the Federal Decree-Law, the yearly leave period must contain weekly off-days for each employee. However, unless the employee wishes to carry it forward or get a monetary allowance, the employer may not prohibit his employees from taking an annual vacation that is due for more than two years. Workers in the private sector must also be compensated for unpaid leave if they quit employment before taking it, regardless of how long it lasts. They shall also be entitled to a cash allowance for the days they worked during their annual leave and is calculated according to the basic salary.

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