The new labor decrees issued recently by the Ministry of Labor represent a quantum leap in dealing with private sector companies, as they emphasize the costs to the offending companies and encourage Emiratization and recruitment of more skilled labor, in addition to the establishment of minimum wages that apply to skilled labor under certain conditions. It is necessary to consider the impact of these labor decrees on labor market conditions because labor market conditions have essential effects on efforts of decision makers in the country to move the economy from its current status, which depends on the activities of a labor-intensive, to knowledge-based economy that depends on highly skilled labor and advanced technology.

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Zayed University

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Mouawiya Al Awad