We trust that the business community in the Gulf region is refreshed following Eid al-Fitr and is busily back at work.
Historically, business slows down during the Holy Month of Ramadan. At JHI, however, Ramadan in recent years has been as busy as any other month. Naturally, this is because our clients doing business in the Middle East have been busy.
With the current flurry of reforms and tremendous economic growth, there is no longer room for a "slow" month for those doing business in Arabia.
With so much work being done by so many, now would seem an opportune time to share with you a recent article on Saudi Arabian Labor Law authored by attorney Firoz Mohammed, Senior Legal Consultant at JHI's Jeddah office (KKLF).
For both economic and moral reasons, local Labor Law is important to those who do business internationally. If you are already doing business in the Kingdom, or are weighing an expansion into the Saudi market, you may be interested in reading about the latest Labor Law reforms concerning greater transparancy (rights, obligations, expectations, compensation, process, review and outcomes) and faster, more reliable dispute resolution.
Mr. Mohammed is licensed to practice in his home country of India, and has been working and living in Jeddah for over 25 years. While witnessing the fascinating, historically rapid development of a very traditional nation, Firoz has - since the days of King Fahad - made it his business to analyze the laws of one of the Arab world's most important economies. You can read his article HERE
"Let's get back to work!"
"Um, did we ever actually stop working this year... ?"
You will see more articles from Firoz in subsequent blog entries, and we will showcase the profiles of Firoz and other seasoned professionals resident in Jeddah very soon - watch this space !