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An Introduction to Employment Agreements (ADGM) on Clara
An Introduction to Employment Agreements (ADGM) on Clara
Updated over a week ago

Make sure you and your employees know exactly where you all stand when it comes to roles, responsibilities and compensation.

What is an Employment Agreement?

An Employment Agreement is a contract that sets out the terms of an employee's engagement and payment for the job they’re hired to do. This Employment Agreement is for employees working for companies based in Abu Dhabi Global Market ("ADGM").

Why generate this document?

  • Make sure both you and your employees are aligned on all employment related issues: duties, hours of work, payment and more.

  • Comply with the legal requirement of having an employment contract for your ADGM employees.

What does a Clara Employment Agreement (ADGM) do?

  • Sets out the key terms of employment including the term, role and duties, salary and allowances, working hours, location, holiday and sick leave entitlement and notice periods for termination. 

  • Has an option to include garden leave provisions, which may be appropriate for more senior employees in your startup.  

  • Is governed under ADGM law with dispute resolution in ADGM courts.

Additional info

This Employment Agreement is only suitable for use with an employee being employed by an ADGM-based company. It should not be used for employees that are employed by companies based in other jurisdictions. 

Clara recommends…

  • Making sure your ADGM entity is allowed to hire employees and sponsor work permits. This will not be the case for SPVs but will be permitted if you hold a tech licence or another operating licence. 

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