In light of COVID-19, we will discuss the red-flag legal and practical changes which have been implemented in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

As well as discussing key developments over the past few months, we will also pick up on the next phase of business from an employment law perspective, covering the re-opening of business, protecting employee's health and safety and of course how to implement restructuring projects to ensure your workforce is appropriate for the new economy.

We will delve into the flurry of employment legislative changes that have been introduced in the UAE and KSA in response to Covid-19 and we will discuss the next steps.

The topics covered are:

  • UAE Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation Ministerial Resolutions No's 279 & 281 of 2020
  • Amendments to the KSA Labour Law
  • Reopening of business in the UAE and KSA
  • Protecting employees health and safety during the pandemic
  • How to restructure your business for the new economy
  • 'Redundancy' as a concept and dismissals
  • Options short of dismissal & cost cutting options
  • Q&A session

This will be a live webinar and questions can be submitted to our speakers, Luke Tapp, Partner and Head of Employment Middle East and Ruth Stephen, Associate for Employment Middle East, throughout the session.

Pinsent Masons Video

Event date

12:15 – 13:15 GST


Ruth Stephen

Associate at Pinsent Masons