Dispute Resolution is the process of resolving disputes/conflicts between parties. The Various methods of dispute resolution includes; Litigation, Arbitration, mediation, negotiation and conciliation.

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As mentioned in our last article, whilst Dubai lawyers might be familiar with UAE Labour Law, many residents and companies remain confused until they must defend their rights in court. A basic premise of UAE Labour Law we must all understand is the difference between a limited contract and an unlimited contract. In the article below we will look at the key points of an unlimited contract.

What is an unlimited contract?

An unlimited contract for employment has a start date, but does not have a set duration or expiry date. A limited contract may become an unlimited contract if both the employer and employee continue the employment relationship after a limited contract has expired, but do not execute a new written agreement. Also, any unwritten employment contract is considered unlimited. (UAE Labour Law, Articles 39 & 40)

For an unlimited contract, either party may terminate employment by providing at least thirty days notice; however, the reason for termination must be valid and work-related to avoid possible penalties. (UAE Labour Law Articles 113 & 117)

So, an unlimited contract does not end unless either the employee or the employer gives notice.

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In Part I and Part II, we discussed limited and unlimited contracts individually. Although many Dubai lawyers are familiar with UAE Labour Law, residents and companies can be unsure of their rights until they are forced to defend those rights in court. Though fundamental differences exist between a limited contract and an unlimited contract, there are important core similarities.

What information is required for both limited and unlimited contracts?

No matter the type of contract, UAE Labour Law requires all employment contracts to contain certain information. Both limited and unlimited contracts must contain the following:

  • The date employment began
  • The type and place of work
  • The contract duration (if it is a limited contract)
  • The wage amount
  • The applicable probation period (from zero days to six months)
  • The applicable notice period (at least 30 days but no more than three months)
  • The amount of annual leave (at least 30 calendar days)

(UAE Labour Law, Articles 36, 37& 118)

Without this information, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiritisation or the Free Zone Authorities whether limited or unlimited, will not accept a contract.

For further information from qualified local advocates in Dubai who are familiar with Dubai law and UAE Labour Law, contact us.