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.


Saudi naval forces rescue sick French sailor

Updated 28 min 27 sec ago
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Saudi naval forces rescue sick French sailor

  • The sailor was suffering from internal bleeding and was 112 kilometers east of the Farasan Islands, a group of 84 coral islands that form an archipelago in the Red Sea
  • Maritime units were deployed to provide medical assistance and coordinate the rescue effort

JEDDAH: Royal Saudi Naval Forces and the Saudi Arabian Border Guards rescued a 72-year-old French sailor after he fell ill while on a yacht in international waters.
A Border Guards spokesman, Lt. Musfer Al-Quraini, said the search and rescue coordination center in Jeddah (JMRCC) had been contacted by the French Gris-Nez Maritime Rescue Coordination Center to report that a crew member on the yacht had experienced a severe medical condition requiring evacuation.
He was suffering from internal bleeding and was 112 kilometers east of the Farasan Islands, a group of 84 coral islands that form an archipelago in the Red Sea.
The JMRCC located the boat, contacted its captain and liaised with a doctor at Jeddah’s King Fahd Hospital to provide medical guidance until the evacuation could be carried out.
Maritime units were deployed to provide medical assistance and coordinate the rescue effort.
The patient was evacuated by helicopter and moved to Prince Mohammed bin Nasser Hospital in the southwestern port city of Jazan, where he received medical treatment. He is in a stable condition.
The yacht was accompanied to Jazan, following coordination with the port’s administration.
The French Gris-Nez Maritime Rescue Coordination Center thanked the JMRCC for rescuing the sailor.