Decision of the Minister of Human Resources regarding the labor relationship under COVID 19

A decision by the Minister of Human Resources regarding the labor relationship under COVID 19

The Ministry of Human Resources and Development issued a decision to regulate the contractual relationship between workers and employers, in order to control the repercussions of the new COVID 19 virus. Also, during the next six months, the Ministry provided precautionary measures to reduce work, in order to avoid aggravating situations or circumstances, including the description of force majeure, which may divert the fulfillment of the obligations contained in the labor system and its regulations. The employer may reach an agreement with the employee to reduce the employee’s wages in proportion to the actual working hours, or he may give the employee a paid leave which is counted as the employee’s annual leave or granting the employee an exceptional leave during the time of the pandemic. The employer will have no right to terminate the employment contract if it was proven that he was benefited from the compensation issued to face this pandemic. Companies were also allowed to benefit and take advantage of the temporary surplus of expat employees services through the “AJEER” online portal as an alternative to external recruitment in these difficult times.

 

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