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Name: Labour Law (Royal Decree No. M/51)
Country: Saudi Arabia
Subject(s): Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2006
Entry into force:
Published on: Unofficial English translation, 2006, 45 p.
Umm Al-Qura, 2005-10-28, Vol. 82, No. 4068, pp. 5-17
ISN: SAU-2006-L-74429
Bibliography: Unofficial English translation, 2006, 45 p.
Umm Al-Qura, 2005-10-28, Vol. 82, No. 4068, pp. 5-17
Printed separately (in Arabic), 2006, Ministry of labour, Saudia Arabia
Labour Law, 2006, Bureau of Experts at the Council of Ministers, Official Translation Department, First Edition
Labor Law, 2006, Ministry of Labor, Multimedia House, Saudi Arabia, First Edition [in English and Arabic] Unofficial English Translation PDF Unofficial English Translation PDF
Original text, 2009, Ministry of Labour, Saudi Arabia, 120 p. PDF PDF
Abstract/Citation: Part I - Definitions and General Provisions (scope, language to be used, workplace records, etc.)
Part II - Organization of recruitment (employment units, employment of persons with disabilities, private recruitment offices)
Part III - Employment of Non-Saudis
Part IV - Training and qualification
Part V - Labour relations (labour contract, employers and workers' duties, discipline, termination of labour conntract)
Part VI - Working conditions (wages, working hours, rest periods, leaves)
Part VII - Part-time work
Part VIII - Protection against occupational hazards, major industrial accidents and work injuries, and medical and social services
Part IX - Employment of women
Part X - Employment of minors
Part XI - Maritime labour contract
Part XII - Work in mines and quarries
Part XIII - Labour inspection
Part XIV - Commissions for settlement of labour disputes
Part XV - Sanctions
Part XVI - Final provisions
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