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UAE takes the lead in loosening employment laws in coronavirus era

A number of Gulf Co-operation Council states have begun to amend their employment laws to provide relief for employers, although little is being done for expatriate staff. The most comprehensive changes have come in the UAE, where expat workers have for years enjoyed laws governing tenure, redundancies and terminations which in general have been well-enforced and usually interpreted in favour of employees when disputes come to court.

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