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A. Introduction and Welcome D. Course Contents

the Class

B. Course Description E. Course Significance

C. Course Objectives F. Students’ Responsibility

F. Elements of Assessment

 Instructor’s Name: Dr. Mohammed Haitham Salman

 BIO:
• Ph.D., International Business Law, University of Portsmouth, UK

• International Legal Practice Diploma, College of Law of England and Wales.

• Fellow of International Bar Association, UK.

• Membership of Society of Legal Scholars, UK.

• Former Senior Legal Advisor in Abu Dhabi Economic Development Dept. (DED) 2010-2016

• Practicing and teaching business law for more than 12 years in the UAE.

 Office Telephone: 02-5015294

 E-mail:

 Office Location: 2nd. Floor, Office No. 115

 Office Hours: Sunday and Tuesday 16.30 to 18.30 - Al-Ain

 Materials:

Federal Labour Law No. 8 of 1980 and its amendments

Human Resources Law of Abu Dhabi Government Law No. 6 of 2016.

Course Description

Overview of the law impacting the workplace: the employer-employee

contract; anti- discrimination law; employee testing and privacy,
regulatory agencies, compensation and other statutory rights. The
overall goal of this course is to provide students with an overview of the
legal environment of the UAE work place, including an awareness of the
legal, social, economic and political forces impacting the law, and
responsive strategies for the business managers.
Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
A. Define the contract and tort rights of employees and corresponding
obligations and defenses of employers.

B. Compare and contrast the various theories underlying workplace


C. Identify the classes of people protected by current labor and employment

law of the UAE, and describe the specific forms of workplace discrimination
prohibited under current statutory law from a comparative law perspective.

D. Understand the social, moral and economic forces that drive the
development and enforcement of labor / employment law policy.

E. Develop and discuss preemptive management strategies that respond to

the legal constraint of the current workplace environment.
Course Significance

Why you need to take a course in employment law?

Significance of Studying this Course

One of the most significant issues for HR employees and managers is

the understanding of labor law and its implications in the workplace. In
particular, HR employees are daily facing legal issues like:
A. Hiring process including offering and employment contract drafting.

B. Handling issues related to promotion, rewarding, annual leaves, unpaid leaves, sick
leaves, missions , training, seminars, etc.

C. Retirement, resignation, and termination of employment contracts.

D. Monitoring the presence and work of the employees.

E. Handling the legal requirements of the workplace including safety, health, and
privacy, etc.

F. Applying fair labor standards.

G. Taking the appropriate legal actions against violators.

Course Contents
Date Topic/Activity Readings
First Week Introduction to the course PowerPoint
Introduction to Law
Introduction to Contracts
Second Week Introduction to UAE Labor Law Powerpoint
Test one
Entering into Employment contracts
Third Week Employers’ Authority and Employees Obligations Employers’ Powerpoint
Termination of Employment Contracts (1)
Fourth Week Termination of Employment Contracts (2) Powerpoint
Recent Developments in UAE Labor Law
New employement Offer and Contract
Fifth Week Case Study Exam Powerpoint
Employment law of Abu Dhabi Government No. 1 of 2006

Sixth Week Global Issues in Employment Relations PowerPoint

Students’ Responsibilities

Everyone of you is responsible to help me to achieve the objectives of

this course. So, PLEASE:

 Read the syllabus carefully.

 Adhere to ADU policy regarding academic integrity (i.e. cheating,

plagiarism, and other academic violations).

 Participate in class discussion and recognize the right of others to do

so, but class discussion should not be in anyhow a forum to discuss
personal or unrelated problems.

 Finally, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO WRITE TO ME when you think that you
have any significant comment or suggestion about this course.
Elements of Assessment

Assessment Tool Percent Description

Quiz one 15 % Business law materials

Case Study 25 % Cases designed by the instructor

Group project report 20% A group project examining one

and presentation of the topics set by the instructor.
Attendance and 10 % 5 % for attendance and
participation 5 % for participation.
Final exam 30 % It will consist of essay and cases