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Saudi Arabia - Severance pay and redundancy payment


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Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • The Labour Law provides in art. 84 for an end-of-service award that shall be due at the end of the work relation, no matter the reason of termination of employment (retirement, end of the fixed-term contract, "force majeure", resignation). Such award shall amount to half-month wages for each of the first five years of service and one-month wages for the following years. It is however reduced in case of resignation.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.25 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.33 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 7.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 17.5 month(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment. However, the Labour Law provides in art. 84 for an end-of-service award that shall be due at the end of the work relation, no matter the reason of termination of employment (retirement, end of the fixed-term contract, "force majeure", resignation). Such award shall amount to half-month wages for each of the first five years of service and one-month wages for the following years. It is however reduced in case of resignation.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.25 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.33 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 7.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 17.5 month(s)
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Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • The Labour Law provides in art. 84 for an end-of-service award that shall be due at the end of the work relation, no matter the reason of termination of employment (retirement, end of the fixed-term contract, "force majeure", resignation). Such award shall amount to half-month wages for each of the first five years of service and one-month wages for the following years. It is however reduced in case of resignation.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.25 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.33 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 7.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 17.5 month(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment. However, the Labour Law provides in art. 84 for an end-of-service award that shall be due at the end of the work relation, no matter the reason of termination of employment (retirement, end of the fixed-term contract, "force majeure", resignation). Such award shall amount to half-month wages for each of the first five years of service and one-month wages for the following years. It is however reduced in case of resignation.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.25 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.33 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 7.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 17.5 month(s)
+ show references

Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • The Labour Law provides in art. 84 for an end-of-service award that shall be due at the end of the work relation, no matter the reason of termination of employment (retirement, end of the fixed-term contract, "force majeure", resignation). Such award shall amount to half-month wages for each of the first five years of service and one-month wages for the following years. It is however reduced in case of resignation.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.25 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.33 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 7.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 17.5 month(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment. However, the Labour Law provides in art. 84 for an end-of-service award that shall be due at the end of the work relation, no matter the reason of termination of employment (retirement, end of the fixed-term contract, "force majeure", resignation). Such award shall amount to half-month wages for each of the first five years of service and one-month wages for the following years. It is however reduced in case of resignation.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.25 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.33 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 7.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 17.5 month(s)
+ show references

Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • The Labour Law provides in art. 84 for an end-of-service award that shall be due at the end of the work relation, no matter the reason of termination of employment (retirement, end of the fixed-term contract, "force majeure", resignation). Such award shall amount to half-month wages for each of the first five years of service and one-month wages for the following years. It is however reduced in case of resignation.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.25 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.33 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 7.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 17.5 month(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment. However, the Labour Law provides in art. 84 for an end-of-service award that shall be due at the end of the work relation, no matter the reason of termination of employment (retirement, end of the fixed-term contract, "force majeure", resignation). Such award shall amount to half-month wages for each of the first five years of service and one-month wages for the following years. It is however reduced in case of resignation.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.25 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.33 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 7.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 17.5 month(s)
+ show references

Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • The Labour Law provides in art. 84 for an end-of-service award that shall be due at the end of the work relation, no matter the reason of termination of employment (retirement, end of the fixed-term contract, "force majeure", resignation). Such award shall amount to half-month wages for each of the first five years of service and one-month wages for the following years. It is however reduced in case of resignation.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.25 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.33 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 7.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 17.5 month(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment. However, the Labour Law provides in art. 84 for an end-of-service award that shall be due at the end of the work relation, no matter the reason of termination of employment (retirement, end of the fixed-term contract, "force majeure", resignation). Such award shall amount to half-month wages for each of the first five years of service and one-month wages for the following years. It is however reduced in case of resignation.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.25 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.33 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 7.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 17.5 month(s)
+ show references

Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • The Labour Law provides in art. 84 for an end-of-service award that shall be due at the end of the work relation, no matter the reason of termination of employment (retirement, end of the fixed-term contract, "force majeure", resignation). Such award shall amount to half-month wages for each of the first five years of service and one-month wages for the following years. It is however reduced in case of resignation.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.25 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.33 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 7.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 17.5 month(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment. However, the Labour Law provides in art. 84 for an end-of-service award that shall be due at the end of the work relation, no matter the reason of termination of employment (retirement, end of the fixed-term contract, "force majeure", resignation). Such award shall amount to half-month wages for each of the first five years of service and one-month wages for the following years. It is however reduced in case of resignation.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.25 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.33 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 7.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 17.5 month(s)
+ show references

Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • The Labour Law provides in art. 84 for an end-of-service award that shall be due at the end of the work relation, no matter the reason of termination of employment (retirement, end of the fixed-term contract, "force majeure", resignation). Such award shall amount to half-month wages for each of the first five years of service and one-month wages for the following years. It is however reduced in case of resignation.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.25 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.33 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 7.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 17.5 month(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment. However, the Labour Law provides in art. 84 for an end-of-service award that shall be due at the end of the work relation, no matter the reason of termination of employment (retirement, end of the fixed-term contract, "force majeure", resignation). Such award shall amount to half-month wages for each of the first five years of service and one-month wages for the following years. It is however reduced in case of resignation.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.25 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.33 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 7.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 17.5 month(s)
+ show references

Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • The Labour Law provides in art. 84 for an end-of-service award that shall be due at the end of the work relation, no matter the reason of termination of employment (retirement, end of the fixed-term contract, "force majeure", resignation). Such award shall amount to half-month wages for each of the first five years of service and one-month wages for the following years. It is however reduced in case of resignation.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.25 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.33 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 7.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 17.5 month(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment. However, the Labour Law provides in art. 84 for an end-of-service award that shall be due at the end of the work relation, no matter the reason of termination of employment (retirement, end of the fixed-term contract, "force majeure", resignation). Such award shall amount to half-month wages for each of the first five years of service and one-month wages for the following years. It is however reduced in case of resignation.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.25 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.33 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 7.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 17.5 month(s)
+ show references

Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • The Labour Law provides in art. 84 for an end-of-service award that shall be due at the end of the work relation, no matter the reason of termination of employment (retirement, end of the fixed-term contract, "force majeure", resignation). Such award shall amount to half-month wages for each of the first five years of service and one-month wages for the following years. It is however reduced in case of resignation.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.25 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.33 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 7.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 17.5 month(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment. However, the Labour Law provides in art. 84 for an end-of-service award that shall be due at the end of the work relation, no matter the reason of termination of employment (retirement, end of the fixed-term contract, "force majeure", resignation). Such award shall amount to half-month wages for each of the first five years of service and one-month wages for the following years. It is however reduced in case of resignation.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.25 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.33 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 7.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 17.5 month(s)