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Saudi Labor Courts Conclude First Year With Over 42k Rulings

Saudi Labor Courts Conclude First Year With Over 42k Rulings

Wednesday, 4 December, 2019 - 12:15
A vehicle drives past the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 18, 2017 | REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

The Saudi labor judiciary has concluded its first year since its official launch with over 42,000 rulings and 170,000 hearings, with an average of 23 days to resolve each case.

The labor courts were officially launched in November last year. “Those courts were equipped with up-to-date electronic systems, which enabled digital procedures, enhanced judicial output, and fast-tracked decisions.” Explained the ministry.

The first phase of the labor judiciary included opening 7 labor courts in major cities, 27 labor panels in various regions, and 9 appellate labor panels at six courts of appeal.

“The labor justice system has reflected positively on the business sector in the Kingdom in many aspects,” added the ministry. “We have seen indicators to an improved work environment as well as increased levels of stability among workers.”

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