UAE Labour Law:
Global regulatory framework to boost Islamic finance transactions discussed
published By: Wam
The UAE’s Ministerial Development Council, presided by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, discussed the preparation of a global regulatory framework for Islamic finance as part of the UAE government vision to make the country a global center for Islamic economy. The proposal includes setting comprehensive standards for Islamic finance transactions under a global regulatory framework.
As a first-of-its-kind initiative, the system will help overcome challenges facing the Islamic finance industry, including inconsistencies in the practical applications of Islamic finance transactions, and multiple taxation issues related to lack of awareness about Islamic transactions, which have led to higher costs in Islamic transactions, affecting the growth of Islamic finance industry and reflecting negatively on Islamic economies.
Labour law reviewed
The Council also reviewed the new decisions announced by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation earlier this year, including reviewing the labor law on contract models adopted by the ministry.
According to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, employers are required to provide detailed job offer to workers they intend to employ, whether from inside or outside the country.
The offer should also include a comprehensive description of the rights and obligations of the parties involved in a language understandable by the worker, and mention the accurate terms and conditions of termination of the employment, whether in fixed-term or unlimited contracts.
It should also include accurate descriptions of the conditions and regulations related to a new work permit for a worker after the termination of the previous employment contract.
IT to boost judicial procedures
The Council also discussed memorandum of federal legislation on utilizing information technology to enhance the effectiveness of the judicial procedures, and setting a sophisticated penal system to enhance the country’s position in global indices, and develop legal services in line with international best practices.
The Council reviewed as well the State Audit Institution Report for the unified final account of the Union for the financial year ended December 31, 2015, and the report of the final account and financial operations of the Federal Electricity and Water Authority for the financial year ended December 31, 2015.