Under Saudi labor law, how long is the notice period?

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Under Saudi labor law, how long is the notice period?
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In place of a notice period, payment
Notice requirements for fixed-term agreements

Indefinite Contract Notice

a dismissal under Article 77

Period of Minimum Notice

One of the contract’s parties must give the other notice of their resignation or termination in order to make plans for the replacement. According to Saudi Labor Law, the kind of contract in KSA determines how long a notice period is required in the event of resignation or termination.

In place of a notice period, payment


According to Saudi Labor Law’s Article 76, if any side decides to end the contract early without providing a warning period, they must pay the whole wage due during that time.

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Notice requirements for fixed-term agreements

If there is no notice time specified in the contract, the employee or employer must give one month’s notice in order to quit or terminate the fixed-term agreement.

According to Saudi Labor Law, the contract with a non-Saudi employee will always be a fixed-term contract.

Indefinite Contract Notice


According to Saudi Labor Law’s Article 75, an Indefinite Contract may be terminated or resigned from with 60 days’ notice.

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A dismissal under Article 77


Unless otherwise specified in the contract, Article 77 of the Saudi Labor Law permits an employer to dismiss an employee without providing any notice. However, if an employee is let go under Article 77, the company will be required to provide them a sizable payout.

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Period of Minimum Notice


According to Saudi Labor Law’s Article 80, an employer may sever a contract owing to an employee’s wrongdoing without providing any prior warning.
According to Saudi Labor Law’s Article 81, an employee may leave in response to misbehavior by the employer without giving prior notice.

According to Saudi Labor Law’s Article 53, resignations or terminations within the probationary period require one day’s notice.

The minimum notice period mandated by Saudi Labor Law in KSA is the one that was previously specified. Both parties must abide by a longer term if it is specified in the employment contract.

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