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What is an employment contract as per UAE labor law?

As per UAE labor law,any agreement, whether for a limited or for an unlimited period, concluded between an employer and an employee under which the latter undertakes to work in the service of the employer and under his management or control against a remuneration payable to him by the employer,is considered an employment contract.

Subject to the provisions of Article 2, the employment contract shall be made in duplicate, on copy to be given to the employee and the other to the employer.In absence of a written contract all of its conditions may be proved by all legal means of evidence. 

The employment contract shall in particular specify the date of its conclusion, the date on which work begins, nature and place of work, duration of the contract in the case of contract with limited period and the amount of the remuneration.

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