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Saudi Labor Courts Hold over 86,000 Hearings Since their Launch

Saudi Labor Courts Hold over 86,000 Hearings Since their Launch

Wednesday, 10 July, 2019 - 09:00
The Saudi Ministry of Justice. (SPA)
Asharq Al-Awsat
The Saudi labor judiciary has held over 86,000 hearings, an average of 524 hearings per day, revealed the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).

According to ministry statistics, the Riyadh region tops the list with 27,953 hearings, followed by Makkah with 17,721, the Eastern region with 17,082 and Madinah with 8,095.

Labor court regulations have set timeframes for amicable settlement of cases governed by the Labor Law, cases related to domestic workers, and complaints against the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI).

If no amicable settlement is reached within 21 days, the Ministry of Labor and Social Development will electronically file the case to the labor court.

The ministry has adopted an electronic framework for labor justice, setting an example to other courts to follow.

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