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Our employment team
Our expert employment team, consisting of UK trained employment lawyers, will be happy to assist with any of your employment queries, including but not limited to any questions relating to the termination of the employment relationship and an employee’s entitlements under the UAE Labour Law and drafting employment contracts/Director’s Service Agreements or key company Human Resources Policies, in line with good international practice.
Our employment & labour lawyers provide employment advice to:
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Employment Advice for Businesses
Avoiding any disputes with your employees is extremely important in running an efficient and successful business. Whether you require structural advice on your staff relations or you find yourself in a dispute with an employee, you should have professional advice that takes into account the sensitivity often required in employment situations whilst protecting your business interests.
Many of our clients have welcomed the opportunity of having us review every aspect of their employment structure from the contracts and policies in place, to systems and procedures for handling disputes and all requests and other employment related issues. We are happy to have an initial meeting with employers to assess their requirements and provide a fee structure of charges for any work or advice needed.
By taking a commercial, practical and authoritative approach to employment disputes, we aim to help prevent employment problems before they arise by putting in place contracts, policies, systems and procedures aimed at avoiding expensive, time consuming and destructive employment disputes. When problems do arise, we look to deal with issues promptly, pragmatically and cost effectively so you can continue running your business.
Employment Advice for Individuals
Your rights as an employee can become complicated. Whether you find yourself in a dispute with your employer or need assistance to negotiate your employment terms or exit package (including End of Service Gratuity), it is important to take professional advice that takes into account the sensitivity often required in employment situations whilst protecting your interests and rights.
You may require a review of your rights generally if you are just starting your employment here in the UAE and our specialist team can advise you on your contract and visa requirements.
We also advise on Settlement Agreements and are able to help negotiate to achieve the best possible outcome for you and reserve your rights should this escalate to issuing a claim in the Courts.
The annual employment law seminars provided by JBA have also been some of the most informative and helpful seminars we have attended.
JBA recently assisted me with an employment issue I had with my ex-employer and achieved a totally satisfactory result.The staff at JBA are extremely professional, courteous and knowledgeable and I would definitely recommend them to anyone and will not hesitate to call upon their services again in the future
With very little context, we were provided with helpful and clear guidance. We will certainly be using James Berry & Associates again in the future.
No one looks forward to being involved in any law suits, but having the right legal team that will look out for our company’s best interest is exactly what we need; the team at JBA completely fulfills this essential need.
An employer dismisses an employee (on an unlimited contract) without notice and issues a letter stating that they are no longer required to attend the workplace.
An employee does not receive their monthly salary.
An employee resigns his position and his employer fails to pay his End of Service Gratuity entitlement.
An employee, who has been employed with her employer for two years has just given birth and is denied maternity leave and pay.
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