Royal Decree No. M/51
23 Sha'ban 1426 / 27 September 2005
In the name of God
This translation is provided
for guidance. The governing
text is the Arabic text.
DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL PROVISIONS
This law shall be called the Labor Law.
The following terms and phrases, whenever mentioned in this Law, shall
have the meanings expressed next to them, unless the context requires
Ministry: Ministry of Labor.
Minister: Minister of Labor.
Labor Office: The administrative authority assuming jurisdiction over the
labor affairs within an area specified by a decision of the Minister.
Employer: Any natural or corporate person employing one or more
workers for a wage.
Worker: Any natural person working for an employer and under his management
or supervision for a wage, even if he is not under his direct control.
Minor: Any person of fifteen and below eighteen years of age.
Work: The effort exerted in all human activities in execution of a (written or
unwritten) work contract regardless of their nature or kind, be they industrial,
trade, agricultural, technical or otherwise, whether physical or mental.
PART I: DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL PROVISIONS
Original Work: For individuals: Their usual business activities. For firms:
The activities for which the firm has been established as stated in its articles
of incorporation, franchise contract- if a franchise company- or Commercial
Temporary Work: Work considered by its nature to be part of the employer’s
activities, the completion of which requires a specific period or relates to a
specific job and ends with its completion. It shall not exceed ninety days in
Incidental Work: Work that is not considered by its nature to be part of the
usual activities of an employer, and its execution does not require more