Saudi Arabia getting ready for labor courts early next year

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Justice has said its plans for the soon to be launched labor courts are on track. Judges are being trained, staff are being given the required induction and court buildings are being prepared and connected digitally.

Saudi Arabia has been working hard to push through initiatives that will organize labor market, utilize this market and help it reach its highest potential, which will eventually boost investment in Saudi Arabia and drive the economy toward development and achievement of Vision 2030 objectives.

According to latest statistics revealed in Q1 2018, there are around 13 million workers in Saudi Arabia (10 million foreign and 3 million locals). These numbers are expected to increase with the ongoing mega projects across the Kingdom and the increasing demand for labor force.

Role of labor court

Labor court will play a major role in enhancing ease and efficiency of conducting projects and ensuring that workers get a well- defined system that protects them.

“Labor courts will be connected to all government entities that deal with labor, we have already started studying labor dispute cases from the past few years and building our operational plan,” the ministry said.

“We are looking to achieve four objectives; boosting investment opportunities, achieving excellence, swiftness of labor judiciary, and benefitting from the rich databases of courts,” the justice ministry said.


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