Insights for employers to implement policy on social media

By Munir Suboh   With the increased usage of social media, companies and employers find themselves obliged to establish policies for employees to provide acceptable, reasonable, safe and common-sense guidelines and recommendations for using social media responsibly. Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Snapchat and other social media platforms are always viewed as public activities and regardless…

When homeowners refuse to pay service charges

What legal avenues do owners have when their complaints are not addressed? Published in Gulf News on March 7, 2018 By Robert Mitchley, Senior Associate   Unit owners in a one-year-old building have been wrangling over maintenance and service fee issues with the developer. The owners complain that the owners’ association (OA) is not prompt…

Overview of Employee Monitoring in UAE

This guide offers the reader a comprehensive overview of employee monitoring in the UAE, highlighting what merits an employer has to monitor their employee. The guide highlights the legalities of monitoring using different communication mediums, including CCTV, biometrics, device monitoring and covert surveillance. It also gives a brief overview on employee access rights and penalties.…

Guide to Employee Non-Compete Agreements in EMEA

Business practices are changing. Markets are becoming more global and employees are on the move around the world. Employees are key assets driving sales, productivity and profit over different markets. It is therefore vital that your non-compete agreements keep up with these changes to protect your business. This is a challenge when the legal framework…