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Saudi Arabia

Basic labour law information

Saudi Arabia - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Law on the Allegiance Council, 2006.
     Law on the Council of Ministers, 1993 (Royal Order No. A/13).
     Royal Order No.A/91, of 1 March 1992, to promulgate the Constitution of the Consultative Council
     Royal Order No.A/90, of 1 March 1992, to promulgate the Constitution.

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Labour Law (Royal Decree No. M/51)

01.05) Human rights
     Ministerial Council Decision No. 244 in 20/7/1430 hijri on Prevention of Human Trafficking.

04.01) Hazardous child labour
     Ministerial Order No. 2839/1 of 2006.
     Ministerial Order No. 2840/1 of 2006 concerning the occupations and jobs that may endanger the minors morals, health and safety.

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     Royal Decree No. M/96, Dated 16 Ramadan 1439 A.H. approving the Anti-Harassment Law.
     Order No. 37 of 1994.

07.01) Labour inspection
     Labour Inspection Order (no. 435 4/11/1404 H.)

08.01) Disabled workers
     Order of the Council of Ministers No. 85 of 7 May 1997.

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     Executive Rules and Procedures regulating vocational training in the private sector.

11) Cooperatives
     Cooperative Law No. 26 [1962].

15) Social security (general standards)
     Social Insurance Law (Royal Decree M/33).

17) Migrant workers
     Council's decision No. 166 of 12 July 2000 on Regulations concerning the relationship between employers and foreign workers.

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Royal Decree No. 49 of 1977 to promulgate Civil Service Regulations.

23) International agreements
     Decree of the Council of Ministers No. 93/2009 on the Ratification of the Arab Charter on Human Rights.

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