Monday, December 13, 2021

A New Model for Working Hours from the United Arab Emirates

The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress carried the news that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced that federal government departments will change their weekly working hours effective January 1, 2022. Under the new system, public sector employees at the ministerial level will work a four-and-a-half-day workweek. The Emirates News Agency has stated that this decision comes as part of the UAE government’s efforts to enhance work-life balance.

The new system allows federal government workers to work eight hours, between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., which is 90 minutes longer than under the current Monday-through-Thursday working hours. On Friday, the working hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Options for working from home on Fridays and for flexible work hours will also be amended.  

Click here to read more about the new UAE Working Hours.

Hat tip to the Law Library of Congress.


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