Dec 12, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA LAUNCHES 7 LABOR COURTS TO PROTECT WORKERS & BOOST INVESTMENT
Saudi Arabia is opening its doors to labour courts aimed at organizing its labor market, protecting rights of workers and boosting investment. Seven labor courts will be fully digitized, were officially launched by Justice Minister and Minister of Labor and Social Development. Most Viewed : Saudi Arabia to open its consulate in Indian IT hub bangalore
Saudi Arabia has around 13 million workers out of which 10 million are expatriates and 3 million are Saudi national as per the official statistics of July 2018. Kingdom is expecting these numbers are going to increase as there are more mega projects about to come in the country which will result in increasing demand of the labor. Recommend : Update iqama info in one click in Albilad bank
The 7 labor courts will be in major cities of Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Makkah, Madinah, Abha and Buraidah. The aim of the new courts is to reduce the time needed in completing litigation and they are also be digitally integrated with all related government departments of law.
- As per the Ministry, establishing new labor courts will prove to a major step towards not only facilitating projects but also ensuring that workers are part of well defined system that protects them. Related : Saudi cities with highest and lowest salaries
- According to the Minister, Establishing of new labor courts is an important step towards growing Kingdom's labor market and creating an environment that will attract investments.