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In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Labor Law is a comprehensive law which regulates all aspects of work relation. It is also a balanced law which provides for both workers and employers what is needed to regulate work relation between the two parties. The said law is applicable to all workers with no exceptions, whether they are Saudis or non-Saudis.
Everyday the country receives hundreds of migrant workers from around the world willing to work for survival. This information will guide them some basic knowledge about the provisions of the Labor Law and its rules of implementation that determine the relation between worker and employer which in turn would result in providing a suitable work environment for migrants, preserving their rights and establishing an appropriate work relation between the two parties of production.
The Ministry of Labor in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomes all people coming to work and wishes that they have a successful period until they complete their work and return to their home countries. The Ministry, along with all concerned agencies would like to assure all workers that they are guests of Ministry and is keen to take care of them in accordance with the Islamic Law (Shariah), applicable rules and International Charters. The Ministry wants to prepare the workers to know about the work environment in the Kingdom and then coping with it when arriving.
However, embassies and consulates working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hopefully will coordinate with the concerned agencies in their own countries to consider this basic source guide for migrant workers by which they can get to know what lawfully rights they have and what they are obligated to do. So if you are applicants – you need to ask a copy of this guide from your agencies you are applying with – this guide will help you determine if you would proceed or not to come to Saudi Arabia to work.