As businesses globally are disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, many questions arise – in particular in the UAE, where the labour law can seem challenging to navigate.

  • Should time off be paid or unpaid?
  • What does the law say about remote working?
  • Is reducing employees’ salaries legal?
  • What are an employer’s health & safety obligations?
  • In the event of a salary reduction, can we protect the gratuity accumulated until then?
  • If an employer tells all of its employees that someone contracted COVID-19, could it lead to a successful defamation claim?
  • What about data protection?

These are the questions that Samantha Ellaby, Senior Associate at Clyde & Co answers in this information-packed episode.


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