The New Oman Labor Law: Key Aspects Employers Need To Be Mindful Of

August 2023
Region: Middle East
Nearly 18 months following the overhaul of the UAE’s federal employment legislation and the replacement of its previous 1980 framework by Federal Decree-Law No. 33 of 2021 as amended and Cabinet Decision No. 1 of 2022 as amended (“New UAE Labor Law”), Royal Decree No. 35 of 2003 (“Old Oman Labor Law”) was equally replaced by an entirely new legislation, being Royal Decree No. 53 of 2023 (“New Oman Labor Law”). Under the New Oman Labor Law, businesses are granted a period of six months from the date of its enactment, i.e., July 26, 2023, to comply with its provisions.