Duration: Three sessions of 90 minutes with two 30-minute breaks
Timings: 10:30 to 16:00 GST
The labour market in Saudi Arabia is the largest and most heavily regulated in the region.
There are serious legal, regulatory, financial and reputational consequences for companies which fail to comply with their obligations under KSA law. This course will give attendees a thorough understanding of those obligations and the laws and regulations applicable to employment matters in the Kingdom, which is a prerequisite for all business owners, senior executives, managers, legal counsel and HR professionals handling or intending to handle employment matters and/or HR issues in Saudi Arabia.
Attendees will benefit from the extensive first-hand experience of our course trainers, who will provide attendees with practical solutions to common day-to-day employment issues arising in the Kingdom.
Who Should Attend
The course will be crucial for all business owners, senior executives, managers, legal counsel and HR professionals handling employment matters and/or HR issues in Saudi Arabia, or those intending on seeking employment in Saudi Arabia.
Benefits of Attending
- The application and scope of Royal Decree No. M/51 23 Sha'ban 1426 / 27 September 2005, as amended (the KSA Labour Law)
- An employee's minimum entitlements under the KSA Labour Law
- Employment contracts and work regulations
- Handling disciplinaries and poor performance
- Termination of employment
- Issues arising on termination
- Proposed changes to the KSA Labour Law
About PwC Legal
PwC Legal in the Middle East is part of the largest legal network in the world by geographical coverage – operating in over 160 countries with over 4,200 lawyers and legal professionals. In the Middle East, we have rapidly grown our legal practice – trebling headcount and revenue in just three years with a headcount now of over 50 people. The team has had a presence in the Middle East for 10 years.
Our differentiation from traditional law firms is that PwC Legal provides clients with legal services alongside tax, accounting, consulting and corporate finance advisory services offered by PwC. This unique offering in the market provides clients with synergies from an integrated approach, a single point of contact and a team of multidisciplinary advisers under one single engagement – this approach cannot be replicated by any law firm in the market.
Our joint Middle East immigration and employment law capability provides strategic, multi-territory legal advice across the full lifecycle of an organisation, from start up through to restructuring and termination. We provide a seamless and coordinated approach to complex workplace issues and challenges. Employment and immigration laws are inextricably linked and our “joined-up” service enables us to support and advise our clients on the practical aspects of employment and immigration laws in a much more nuanced manner.
Natalie Jones leads PwC Legal’s Middle East Employment practice and has more than 9 years of experience in employment law. She advises clients on all matters arising in the course of the employment relationship, from selection of candidates and pre-employment checks, day-to-day queries on remuneration, benefits, performance management and conduct, through to disciplinary issues, mediation and terminations. She has extensive experience advising on the employment aspects of multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions, restructurings and asset swaps as well as conducting complex employee investigations. She is an expert in advising on and registering entities with the GCC state pension schemes.
Natalie regularly delivers bespoke training sessions for clients. The sessions have ranged from basic employment law overviews for new to the region and junior HR staff to workshops on more complex matters, such as how to conduct employee investigations and how to manage workforce nationalisation obligations. She has recently delivered training on behalf of the DMCC free zone authority on how to navigate employment issues in the context of COVID-19 as well as delivering a webinar for the British Business Group in Dubai on changes to local laws.
Natalie has provided comment on employment law matters for articles published by Bloomberg as well as local publications.
Natalie is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. She holds a degree in Law and qualified as a Solicitor of England and Wales in 2010.
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