Saudi labor reports are now ‘enforceable documents’

The goal is to protect the rights of all parties and fast-track the resolution of disputes. (SPA)
Updated 02 January 2019
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Saudi labor reports are now ‘enforceable documents’

  • These mediation reports can be filed online via the ministry portal without having to visit any court

JEDDAH: Mediation reports issued by the Amicable Settlement Departments of labor offices are now recognized as “enforceable documents” that can be directly filed to the enforcement judiciary, similar to those issued by other mediation entities, the Justice Ministry has announced.
These mediation reports can be filed online via the ministry portal (www.moj.gov.sa) without having to visit any court.
If the report includes financial claims, the enforcement judge issues — after thorough verification of the documents — an invoice that is sent to the debtor’s mobile phone. If they do not settle the invoice within five days, they shall be subject to the penalties in Article 46 of the Enforcement Law, including a travel ban.
It is noteworthy that enforcement courts received 2,704 authenticated mediation reports last year. They are instantly verified by the courts.
Recently, more types of documents were announced by the ministry as “enforceable documents,” including employment contracts. The goal is to protect the rights of all parties and fast-track the resolution of disputes.


Al-Jubeir meets UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Updated 26 April 2019
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Al-Jubeir meets UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt

LONDON: Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir met the British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt at the British Foreign Office in London on Thursday.

The two sides held talks during which they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and regional and international developments.

The meeting was attended by the Kingdom’s Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber.

Al-Jubeir also met with Minister of State for the Middle East Alistair Burt and a number of UK Parliament members at the Saudi Embassy in London.

Earlier, Hunt highlighted the strategic partnership between Britain and Saudi Arabia and said that it would help British efforts to end the war in Yemen. “The strategic relationship that the UK has with Saudi Arabia is what allows us to have a huge influence in bringing about peace in Yemen,” he said.