Law No. (1) of 2022 to Reorganize Labor Standards Development Authority in Sharjah

His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, issued Law No. (1) of 2022 regarding the reorganization of the Labor Standards Development Authority (LSDA) in Sharjah.

As per the law, LSDA will have the legal personality and is tasked with developing work standards and ensuring compliance with labor legislation and standards.

LSDA shall develop policies and strategies necessary to promote the labor market in the emirate. It can suggest legislation, bylaws, and regulations related to labor standards and labor accommodation. LSDA shall also suggest general criteria for training and qualifying labor cadres technically and professionally and implement procedures in coordination with government agencies. In coordination with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization and government agencies, LSDA shall ensure that establishments comply with labor legislation and standards by developing and implementing inspection programs.

The law also stipulates that the Authority shall be managed by a president appointed by an Emiri decree, assisted by a sufficient number of employees.