On 8 April 2020, the UAE Cabinet adopted a resolution which entitles specific categories of federal government employees to get a paid leave during the period in which precautionary measures against the spread of #COVID19 are in place.
The categories of employees who are entitled for a paid leave are:
- married employees who have children below the age of 16, or who have children of determination, regardless of age, in case where his/her spouse is subject to self-isolation or quarantine that requires no contact with family members upon a decision from the UAE’s public health authorities
- employees whose spouses work in vital health-related occupations, such as doctors, nurses, paramedics and other technical jobs that require exposure to infected people and employees of quarantine centres.
Note: The resolution grants the relevant ministry or federal authority the right to ask employees in essential technical occupations to work remotely, instead of taking a leave.
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Updated on 16 Sep 2020