Labor Law Workshop: Practical Applications

Why Attend

Labor law is essential to the human resources management function, yet it can be complicated and highly specialized. The ‘Essentials of GCC Labor Laws’ course is designed to simplify, clarify, interpret and help organizations abide by the labor laws in the GCC region. It is, basically, labor law made simple.

Course Methodology

This course uses a variety of integrated training approaches including lectures, case studies, PowerPoint presentations, discussions of real legal cases, and group exercises. In addition to the core course material, special handouts will be distributed to participants for easy reference.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate their understanding of the applications pertaining to labor laws in the GCC
  • Explain the various types of labor law contracts
  • Prepare notice letters and understand their terms of use
  • Differentiate between types of legal wages
  • Calculate, with legal accuracy, working hours, leave and vacation entitlements
  • List the various stages of disciplinary actions according to the labor law
  • Distinguish between dismissal and termination and learn when to apply the clauses related to each

Target Audience

Human resources managers, team leaders, specialists, officers, and administrators.

Target Competencies

  • Deciding and initiating action
  • Working with people
  • Persuading and influencing
  • Analytical thinking
  • Following instructions and procedures
  • Applying expertise and technology
  • Formulating concepts and strategies


South Africa

Training Dates:

Each course starts every Monday of each week. Please book your training on a date that is a Monday.

Course Duration:

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Course Fees

Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

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When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.

Course Outline

  • Labor law application
    • The global legal environment
    • Types of international legal systems
    • History of labor law in the GCC
    • The GCC legal environment
    • Comparing legal systems in the GCC
    • Communicating laws
    • Pre-labor law application in the GCC
    • Identification of exempted categories
  • Legal instruments
    • Introduction and overview of labor law
    • Enforcement of labor law
    • Labor contracts pre-requisites
    • Labor law contracts
    • Similarities and dissimilarities in the GCC labor contracts
    • Essential contents of contracts
    • Employer and employee duties and responsibilities
    • The secrets of contracts revealed
    • Changes in legal status
  • The notice period, probation period and leaves
    • Notice period definition
    • Guidelines for a notice letter
    • Different applications of the notice period
    • When a notice is not needed
    • Probation period and its practices
    • Types of leaves
    • Working hours
    • Overtime: explanation and calculations for eligibility
  • Wages and disciplinary actions
    • Total, basic and minimum wages
    • Wages payment methodology
    • Money deductions from employee wages
    • Disciplinary actions and guidelines
    • Penalties mentioned in the labor law
    • When and why to discipline
  • Dismissal and termination
    • Arbitrary dismissal
    • Unfair dismissal
    • Termination from a legal point of view
    • Arbitrary termination
    • End of service allowances and calculations
    • The bright and the dark side of dismissals and terminations
    • Legal constraints for a healthy turnover
    • Legal insights for human resources professionals
    • Attempts to develop and standardize a common GCC labor law