Employment Abdulla Alawadi and Associates, a leading Dubai based law firm offers a full range of employment law services to businesses and employees across the UAE, advising on the rights and obligations for both employer and employee under the UAE Labour Code, DIFC, common law and ADGM. The firm focuses on delivering a client-focused support that is current, practical, and commercially viable and takes into consideration the latest decisions of the UAE Courts. For business clients, Abdulla Alawadi and Associates offers preventative advice and drafting services. This includes drafting of employment contracts, advising on, and drafting of, internal HR policies and corporate manuals or handbooks. The firm’s overriding concern is to ensure that the client is able to create an environment of compliance with the labour code, assisting in clearly defining responsibilities on all sides, whilst minimising the risk of disputes. In the event that a labour dispute does emerge, we are able to offer the expertise of a mediation service as an alternative to litigation, which presents an opportunity to repair the relationship between the parties, as well as being a cost effective and non-confrontational tool. When a dispute cannot be resolved amicably, the firm’s clients are supported by a dedicated team with rights of audience before labour courts throughout the country and the DIFC. Abdulla Alawadi and Associates manages the dispute process in English and Arabic, providing clients with regular communications and guidance so that they can make informed decisions about their matters.