KSA Labor and Employment Law – CIPD Learning Course

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Course Overview

Delivered in partnership with leading law firm Clyde&Co, this course prepares HR practitioners to successfully handle common labour law issues and mitigate the impact of unforeseen events while protecting the rights of their workforce - from recruitment to termination.
Updated in November 2021, this course covers all the latest KSA labour and employment law developments initiated over the past year, when the Kingdom announced series of major economic and social legal reforms that were slowly revealed throughout the year.

Key Takeaways

Gain a thorough understanding of the latest changes and updates announced in November 2021
Understand the impact of employment law at the start of the employment relationship, including: • the context within which the employment relationship operates and the impact of different jurisdictions and legal systems in KSA • different types of contracts including permanent, temporary, fixed-term and casual • employment status and how it affects the employment relationship
Recognise the main rights that the employee has during the employment relationship, including: • an overview of the regulations for salary, allowances, tax, holidays, working hours, rest periods and night working • discrimination - impact of discrimination law on the employment relationship; an overview of the areas covered by the KSA law • impact of legislation on policies and procedures
Identify the issues to address at the termination of the employment relationship, including: • handling dismissals fairly • discipline and grievance procedures • redundancy – consultation, selection and the process of handling redundancies

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Course Outline

Day 1 - Live virtual class 1
Overview of the legal landscape
• `Introduction to the KSA legal system
Recruitment and employment Contracts
• Immigration and sponsorship
• Visas for working in KSA
• Offer letters and employment contracts
• Fixed vs unlimited contracts
• Background checks and recruitment Issues
• Saudization and employing nationals
Operating KSA as a regional hub
• Dual residency and dual employment
• Payroll issues
• Secondments
Employee benefits
• Salary and allowances
• Tax and VAT
• End of service gratuity
• Pension / social security
• Working hours, overtime and the 5-day work week
Leave entitlements
• Holiday leave and air tickets
• Sick leave
• Maternity leave
• Emergency leave and other types of leave
Day 2 - Live virtual class 2
Health and safety obligations
• Private medical insurance
• Accidents and workman’s compensation
• Accidental death
• Reporting processes
Termination and employee resignation
• Termination process and permitted reasons for termination
• Poor performance and misconduct
• Restructuring and redundancy
• Recovering costs from employees
• Arbitrary termination – what constitutes arbitrary dismissal?
• Termination after sick leave or maternity leave
• Terminating KSA national employees
• Notice periods and garden leave
• Employee entitlements upon termination
Employment disputes
• Initiated by the employer
• Initiated by the employee
• The Ministry of Labour process
• Labour and employment disputes in the local courts
• Protecting employer data and confidential information
• Non-compete, confidentiality, non-solicitation clauses

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
This course is suitable for everyone in HR or the business looking to gain a better understanding of the laws governing employment in Saudi Arabia.

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