The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has a large workforce for foreign companies to tap into. If you are considering setting up a new subsidiary, you will need to find top talent to fill your open positions while following United Arab Emirates employment compliance laws. Globalization Partners can help by giving you access to local talent in days. We hire employees and assign their services to you, while they work on our locally compliant payroll and ensure that we meet all of the UAE’s labor laws.
How to Hire Employees in the United Arab Emirates
If you are going to hire expatriate employees, the UAE requires employers to submit an employment contract before turning in an application for visa sponsorship. The contract you use depends on where your business is located in the UAE, but may be a simple template in Arabic. However, we recommend you add other terms such as benefits, compensation, and termination requirements. A strong employment contract written in both English and Arabic can help ensure both you and the employee agree to specific terms and protect your subsidiary in the event of a termination.
United Arab Emirates employment compliance can prove tricky. Typically, companies establish a branch office or a subsidiary in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, or in a free trade zone to sponsor work permits and hire employees.
If you choose to work with Globalization Partners, we can ensure that you have access to that talent that you need in the UAE.
United Arab Emirates Employment Compliance
Make sure all employees working for your company have the appropriate visas and work permits. If an employee lives and works in the UAE without a visa, he or she will be asked to leave the country. This matter of compliance could lead to both your company and the employee in question to become blacklisted from working in the UAE.
Once you hire United Arab Emirates employees, you will still need to ensure their compliance throughout their employment term. Employees usually work Sunday through Thursday and have a mandated day off on Friday. The typical work hours for government employees are from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., but private companies can vary those hours and remain compliant. During Ramadan, the UAE’s local laws stipulate reduced working hours by two hours each day.
How to Onboard Employees
Onboarding employees is a process that differs for every company. You can choose what onboarding procedures are best for your employees, but we recommend going over the employment contract with new workers during their first day or first week. In advance, put together any training or documents employees will need to succeed in their new roles.
Benefits of United Arab Emirates Local Consulting Services
Before you can have access to talent in the UAE, you will either have to set up a local subsidiary to hire employees or work with a company whose employees can provide service to you in the UAE. By choosing United Arab Emirates to retain services with Globalization Partners, we can help you start working faster. While setting up a subsidiary on your own could take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, Globalization Partners can get your project started within days.
Why Work with Globalization Partners?
Globalization Partners can hire United Arab Emirates employees who will provide the services your company needs to succeed. Contact us today to learn more.