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…

KSA – The Premier Hub for Startups in MENA by 2030

Context One of the key strategic aims of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 is to shift its oil-dependent economy to a knowledge-based economy. This multifaceted endeavor involves an extensive web of interweaving projects, initiatives and funds geared towards achieving this ambitious and important aim. Vision 2030 has identified the proliferation and success of small and medium…