Unpaid leave in UAE during corona virus
It should be noted that an employer in the UAE may call upon an employee to avail unpaid leave if the employer is affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. This is in accordance with Article 2 of the Ministerial Resolution No. 279 of 2020, which states: "Establishments affected by the precautionary measures referred to above, who wish to reorganise its employment relations, shall take the following measures gradually and in agreement with the non-national employee. Based on the aforementioned provisions of law, the employer may ask you to sign the 'Temporary Additional Addendum'in the format prescribed by Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (the 'Mohre') which shall include your unpaid leave period and your reduced salary. This is in accordance with Article 5 of the Ministerial Resolution No. 279 of 2020, which states: "Establishments that wish to temporarily reduce the salary of a non-national employee.