Neil Crossley

Neil Crossley

DLA Piper

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Eid: A guide for UAE and KSA private sector employers

With the upcoming festival of Eid Al-Adha, employers in the region need to be mindful of the requirements around holidays, whilst also managing employee expectations and balancing the needs of the business. This article...more

9/22/2015 - Employee Benefits Holidays UAE

Be Alert Middle East: Employment Law e-bulletin: New Wage Protection Scheme in Qatar

On 18 February 2015 Law No. 1 of 2015 was ratified by HH The Emir of Qatar. This law amends certain provisions in the Qatar Labour Law No. (14) of 2004 and introduces a new wage protection scheme in Qatar....more

8/4/2015 - Employee Rights Employment Contract Qatar UAE Wages

Be Alert Middle East: New Dubai and Qatar Health Insurance Laws

Qatar, and most recently Dubai, have introduced a compulsory health insurance scheme. The scheme, which applies to all residents and visitors, stipulates that it is mandatory for employers to provide employees with health...more

8/4/2015 - Benefit Plan Sponsors Dubai Employee Benefits Employer Group Health Plans Health Insurance Qatar Sanctions

Abu Dhabi Global Markets: New Regulations: Real Estate

Here we consider some key features of the ADGM Real Property Regulations 2015 (“the Regulations”) and highlight topics that may be of interest to our clients operating within the Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), which...more

8/3/2015 - Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM) Arbitration Commercial Leases Easements Joint Tenancy Leases UAE

Abu Dhabi Global Markets: New Regulations: Strata

The ADGM Strata Title Regulations 2015 (the “Strata Regulations”) introduce a set of strata specific laws which deal with the stratification of real estate interests situated within the Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), which...more

8/3/2015 - Business Formation Commercial Real Estate Market Escrow Accounts Leases Mixed-Use Zoning Real Estate Development Real Estate Investments

Abu Dhabi Global Markets: New Regulations: Employment Regulations

It remains the case that no UK employment statutes have been expressly listed as applying in the ADGM, however, although there are no express provisions relating to post-termination restrictions in the Employment Regulations,...more

7/31/2015 - UAE

Abu Dhabi Global Markets: New Regulations: Application of English Law Regulations

The Application of English Law Regulations (in this section, the ‘’Regulations’’) provide for the application of English common law and certain English statutes in the Abu Dhabi Global Market, however, these...more

7/30/2015 - Arbitration Business Formation Economic Development Foreign Direct Investment Global Market Regulatory Standards

Be Alert Middle East: New Saudi Labour Law

The amendments to the Saudi Labour (Royal Decree No. M/46 of 05/06/1436) were published in the official gazette No. 4563 dated 24 April 2015. It has been announced by the Ministry of Labour that these will be implemented six...more

6/22/2015 - Employee Transfers Employment Contract Fixed-Term Labor Contracts Hiring & Firing International Labor Laws Maternity Leave Ministry of Labour Notice Requirements Paid Leave Paternity Probationary Period PTO Redundancy Dismissals Saudi Arabia Training Wage and Hour Wrongful Termination

Ramadan in the GCC: Practical Guide for Employers

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is fast approaching. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and this year the holy month is anticipated to commence around 18 June 2015 and last until 17 July 2015. The start...more

6/10/2015 - International Labor Laws Kuwait Muslims Oman Qatar Reasonable Accommodation Religious Accommodation Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates

Be Alert: Summer Working Hours

With the summer time months approaching and the temperature and humidity continuing to rise, the annual summer working time hours will soon be implemented in the GCC countries. Summers in the Middle East are well known...more

6/8/2015 - Criminal Prosecution Duty Hours Exemptions Health & Safety Standard Heat Exposure Middle East United Arab Emirates Wage and Hour Workplace Safety

Summer working hours in the GCC

With summer now upon us and the temperature and humidity continuing to rise, the annual summer time working hours restrictions will soon be implemented in the UAE, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, having already taken...more

6/27/2014 - Employer Liability Issues

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