Saudi labor courts issue 3,924 judgments in one month

Saudi labor courts issue 3,924 judgments in one month
The courts of Riyadh issued 1,190 judgments, followed by the courts of the Eastern Province with 844 judgments, Makkah with 733 judgments, Madinah 500, and Qassim with 236 judgments. (SPA)
Updated 17 April 2019

Saudi labor courts issue 3,924 judgments in one month

Saudi labor courts issue 3,924 judgments in one month
  • The courts of Riyadh issued 1,190 judgments, followed by the courts of the Eastern Province with 844 judgments, Makkah with 733 judgments, Madinah 500, and Qassim with 236 judgments

RIYADH: The monthly report of the Ministry of Justice stated that labor courts and directories issued 3,924 judgments in March.
“The judgments on wage cases amounted to 73 percent of the total number of judgments, with a daily number ranging between 99 to 412 judgments per day, that is an average of 196 judgments per day,” said the report.
The courts of Riyadh issued 1,190 judgments, followed by the courts of the Eastern Province with 844 judgments, Makkah with 733 judgments, Madinah 500, and Qassim with 236 judgments. Asir courts ranked sixth with 112 judgments, followed by Jazan with 88 judgments, Tabuk with 63, Hail 46, Northern Border 32, Najran 18 judgments, and Jouf 4.
Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council Dr. Waleed Al-Samaani stressed that the ministry aims to turn the judiciary into a digital environment, to be a model for the rest of the departments. He said that the selection of ad litem judges is in accordance with strict criteria based on judicial and scientific competence and experience. The labor courts look into cases related to the labor system, including disputes related to labor contracts, wages, rights, work injuries and compensation.