The Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network Remote Working Task Force has organised a webinar that examined best practices in effectively managing teams that are working remotely during COVID-19.
The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) has issued a circular to all ministries and federal entities regarding flexible remote working for federal government employees on Fridays.
The UAE Cabinet has directed all federal departments working in Sharjah, RAK and Fujairah, that their non-essential employees work remotely on Thursday and Friday.
According to the circular issued, all the existing exemptions granted to federal government employees, including permission to work from home, due to emergency conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be ended as of Sunday, May 16, 2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a positive impact on work practices in the United Arab Emirates overall, and a large percentage of professionals across various sectors hope to continue working remotely.
In its response to a complaint filed by the employees of a retail company, which ordered them to work full time for more than 10 hours and refused to reduce working hours during Ramadan or pay for overtime hours, the ministry said this was an illegal procedure.