Saudi Arabian Labor Law amended to cover COVID-19

The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (“MHRSD”) has issued several resolutions and directives to deal with the measures taken in relation to employee entitlements during COVID-19. Notably, Article 41 has been inserted in the Implementing Regulation of the Labor Law, which enables the employer and employee – for a period of…

Saudi Ministry of Labor Decision to Regulate Contractual Relationship Between Employers and Their Employees

The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Labor and Social Development approved the reduction of working hours, or any other precautionary measures that limit the effects of the pandemic. This decision is aimed at limiting the application of the Labor Law in relation to employers severing the contractual relationship due to Force Majeure. These measures will be…

Oman Expat Recruitment Rules and Recent Restrictions

Generally, labour-related matters in Oman, including recruitment and regulation of the expat recruitment process, are governed by Sultani Decree No. 35/2003 on the Promulgation of the Labour Law (the “Labour Law”). More recently, following the issuance of the Ministerial Decision No. 38/2018 by the Minister of Manpower (the “Ministry of Manpower”), a six-month ban on…

Understanding How it Works

Around 80% of the UAE population have come to the country to work. BSA experts, Abdullah Ishnaneh, Rima Mrad and Shaikha Al Shamsi contributes to the Emirates Law expert panel, explaining how the legislation impacts them and their employers and the recent changes in this area. Read full article here

Employment Law – An Overview

When it come to UAE employment law, Federal Law No. 8/1980 (also know as the UAE Labour Code) or the Law Regulating Labour Relations the main law governing employee-employer relations in the private sector in the UAE. This law outlines the key employment aspects including working hours, annual leave and public holidays, sick leave, the…