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UAE President issues new maternity, paternity leave rules for Abu Dhabi

Emirati working women will be entitled to three months paid leave

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President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
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Abu Dhabi: President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued a law on Human Resources in Abu Dhabi, appointing Emiratis in part-time jobs and giving annual bonus to outstanding government employees in the emirate.

Shaikh Khalifa issued the law in his capacity as the Ruler of Abu Dhabi

As per the new law, a three-day paternity leave will be given to government staff and a three-month paid maternity leave to Emirati working women. The law also gives women the right to leave two hours early for one year from the day of giving birth.

The law obliges government bodies to appoint people with disabilities in jobs suitable for their health conditions as evaluated and determined by the Abu Dhabi Human Resource Authority. The government agencies must allow their employees who meet the terms of joining the national service to serve.

The law, which is applied to all civil employees working in the government bodies in the emirate, regulates all matters related to human resources, covers appointments, end of service, promotions and transfers, as well as official working hours and leaves.

It stipulates the duties of civil servants and prohibited action, as well as investigative and disciplinary procedures, disciplinary action, penalties and cases of ending service.

The law introduces new rules and provisions that provide for training employees and qualify them to perform their duties in a perfect manner.