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The New Law on Human Resources Management Policies For CEOs Published In Dubai

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00

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Law No. (8) of 2021 governing the management of chief executive officers' human resources was issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates.

Civil Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) employed in all departments covered by Dubai Government's Human Resources Management Law No. (8) of 2018 are subject to the new law. The new Law will be published in the Official Gazette and is effective as of the date it is issued.

Sheikh Mohammed also released Law No. (10) of 2021, which modifies Law No. (8) of 2013 regarding the Dubai Government's Director General Human Resources Management in part. The new law will be published in the Official Gazette and is effective as of the date it is issued.

The CEO is chosen by a decision from the Chairman of Dubai's Executive Council, under Law No. 8 of 2021. The law also sets the compensation, performance measures, and holidays for CEOs as well as the transfer and secondment processes.

The CEO is no longer subject to civil liability under the new law for any actions or negligence related to the performance of his duties, and the department is now solely responsible for such actions or negligence. However, the department retains the right to sue the CEO if the actions or negligence were intentional or caused by a grave fault.

The new law repeals Law No. (1) of 2015 regarding the pay and incentives of CEOs in the Dubai Government, Law No. (2) of 2015 on Dubai Government's Human Resources Management for Chief Executive Officers, and any other legislation that conflicts with or challenges its articles. The resolutions necessary to put this Law into effect will be issued by the Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai.

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