Saudi Arabia Labor Law Outline

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Michael OKane, 2013 - Foreign workers - 216 pages
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The arrest and deportation more than 100,000 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. 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. 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. From the Table of Contents: Introduction Historical View The Employment Contract Right to Work Government Employee Probation Relocation of Employees; Change in Duties Discipline Immigration Workday/Workweek Treatment of Professional and Managerial Employees Leave Holidays End of Service Benefit The Nitaqat System Recurring Issues Appendix I--The Labor Law Appendix II--Labor Law Implementing Regulations Appendix III--Resolution No. 50 Appendix IV--Jobs Reserved for Saudis Appendix V--Sample Employment Agreement Appendix VI--Definition of "Wage" Appendix VII-Nitaqat (Ranges) Table Index

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Historical View
The Employment Contract
Right to Work
Probation Contract Duration
Relocation of Employees Change in Duties
Employee Discipline
Discrimination in Employment
Parttime Employees
Health Insurance
Transfer of Employees
Workers in Remote Areas
Termination of EmployerEmployee Relationship16 15 End of Service Benefit
Calculation of End of Service Benefit


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About the author (2013)

Michael O'Kane has been a practicing attorney in Saudi Arabia for more than ten years. He regularly advised foreign governments and companies on Saudi labor rules.

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