• 1. 1. Introduction

    • (1) Citation, Commencement And Interpretation

      (a) These Rules may be cited as the Rules on Engaging Non‐Employees 2020.

      (b) These Rules shall come into force 13th May 2020.

      (c) In these Rules references to sections shall mean references to the relevant sections of the Regulations unless referring to sections of these Rules.

      (d) Unless the context suggests otherwise, terms used in these Rules which are defined in the Regulations shall have the meanings given to them in the Regulations.

      In these Rules –

      (i) “ADGM Entity” means a licensed person, as defined in the Commercial Licensing Regulations 2015, as amended, or the Abu Dhabi Global Market as governed by article (2) of ADGM Founding Law;

      (ii) “Intern” means a student or trainee who works for an ADGM Entity, with or without pay, in order to gain work experience;

      (iii) “Non‐Employee” means a person who is a Secondee, an Outsourced Individual, an Intern, or a Temporary Freelancer;

      (iv) “Outsourced Individual” means an individual temporarily working in Abu Dhabi Global Market for one or more ADGM Entities under an outsourcing agreement and who has the right to work in the UAE but does not hold a visa facilitated by the Registrar;

      (v) "Regulations" means the Employment Regulations 2019;

      (vi) “Secondee” means an individual temporarily working in Abu Dhabi Global Market for an ADGM Entity on a secondment basis and who has the right to work in the UAE but does not hold a visa facilitated by the Registrar;

      (vii) “Temporary Freelancer” means an individual who provides services in or from Abu Dhabi Global Market to an ADGM Entity on a temporary basis, who is not under the exclusive direction and control of an ADGM Entity and who holds a freelancer license from a UAE free zone; and

      (viii) “Temporary Work Permit” means an Abu Dhabi Global Market work permit that is issued for a Non‐Employee.

    • (2) Application

      These Rules apply to every ADGM Entity that engages or intends to engage the following categories of individuals:

      (a) Secondees;

      (b) Outsourced Individuals;

      (c) Interns; and

      (d) Temporary Freelancers.

    • (3) Purpose

      The purpose of these Rules is to supplement the Regulations and to set out the conditions for the issuance of Temporary Work Permits in Abu Dhabi Global Market as well as applicable fees and fines for non‐compliance with these Rules.