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Saudi Labor Law Outline

Published Date: April 25, 2017

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The arrest and deportation of 150,000 foreign workers in November 2013 means that now more than ever employers and employees must familiarize themselves with Saudi law. Newly revised for 2014, this book adds–for the first time in English–both the new Domestic Servants law as well as the visa enforcement rules distributed to foreign embassies prior to the start of the crackdown.

This best-selling handbook on Saudi labor law is full of critical information for the new Saudi employee or the employer who seeks to recruit staff for the Kingdom.

Useful for anyone considering a job in Saudi Arabia– this helpful text orients the new employee to a unfamiliar employment legal environment. It is also a handy reference for companies that employ workers in Saudi Arabia or anyone interested in examining the labor rules of one of the world’s strongest economies.

Fully indexed, this is the only book that annotates each article of the labor law, contains the hard to find implementing regulations as well as the current nitaqat (“ranges”) table with an explanation. No other book like this is available on the market, either in English or Arabic. Every business should have a copy to use as a handy desk reference. Personnel officers in the Kingdom will find it similarly useful. Employees can use the book to learn their rights under the law.

Learn about the End of Service Benefit, vacation pay, the importance of the labor contract, Saudiization and more. Explore visa and immigration issues, sponsorship, and what qualifies as a breach of a Saudi employment contract.

The author, Michael O’Kane, is a practicing attorney with more than ten years of experience in Saudi Arabia. He routinely advises foreign governments and major corporations on Saudi labor matters.


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