UAE government: identifying 3 new types of work

Abdallah Shahin - | Business

The executive regulation of the federal human resources law defines four categories of employment and five types of work (three of which are new) in federal institutions and bodies at the state level.

The authority confirmed that the benefits and wages vary-as determined by the regulation - according to the type of work contracted with the employee and the mechanisms and benefits of contracting.

The head of the federal agency or his authorized representative may change the type of work of the employee during the validity of the contract, or upon the expiration of its term, based on the interest of the work and its requirements.

According to the regulation, a copy of which was obtained by Emirates today, the work patterns are "full-time", which is working for one federal entity with full daily working hours, and "part-time", which is working for a federal entity a specific number of working hours, "temporary work", which is performing full daily working hours for a specific period, (within a temporary contract period; to carry out work that requires a specific period, or focused on a job by itself, and ends with its completion, provided that its duration is less than a year), and"flexible work", which is working for a federal entity with the possibility of changing the performance or working days depending on the volume of work and economic and operational variables at the employer.

Types of work approved in the federal government according to the new law:

Emirates government
Emirates government

As for the types of work approved in the federal government according to the new law, they are divided into "work from the headquarters of the entity", which is the work performed by the employee as determined by the employer, either from its headquarters or from the headquarters of any of its branches, throughout the days and hours of official work.
And "remote work from within the state", which is to work or perform job functions from outside the workplace, but from within the state, by the provisions of the remote work law issued by the Council of Ministers, on the proposal of the commission, provided that the employee receives the financial allocations determined by the law.
The three new types are "remote work from outside the state", which is remote work from outside the state, by the provisions of the remote work law from outside the state, which is issued by the Council of Ministers, provided that the employee receives the financial allocations determined by the law. And "Working with intensive working hours", is called the "compressed working week", which is the work under which the employee covers the entire official working week on fewer working days per week, up to a maximum of 10 hours a day, over four working days a week.
The new law also introduced the "hybrid work" system, which is a working system based on combining work from the entity's headquarters with remote work, so that it is agreed upon and contracted with the employee to perform part of the job tasks or work required of him from the entity's headquarters, and the other part through remote work, with the possibility of mixing more than one of the other types of work.

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