As KSA opens up its economy further, promoting foreign direct investment, international tourism and achievement of its Vision 2030 goals, the Ministry of HR and Social Development has been developing the employment and immigration framework alongside these ambitious economic changes; issuing regulations enhancing part time work, permitting hourly paid contracts and introducing robust Saudisation regulations.

Alongside this, the Ministry of Investment has been promoting it’s project HQ programme to incentivise companies to move their MENA headquarters into the King Abdullah Financial District and forty four companies have already announced their relocation.

Delivered in collaboration with leading law firm Clyde & Co, this session looks at the implications of these measures for employers from a people perspective.

In this session, Sara Khoja, Partner at Clyde & Co, covers:

  • What are the implications of the recent legislative changes for employers, and who do they apply to?
  • Will employees be willing to relocate? What kind of terms and conditions can they be offered?
  • Is dual employment or sponsorship set to increase?
  • How can increased mobility be coupled with Saudisation requirements?

The session includes a chat moderated by the CIPD Middle East.

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