Saudi justice ministry: Labor mediation reports are now enforceable documents
Mediation reports issued by Amicable Settlement Departments of labor offices are now recognized as “enforceable documents” that can be directly filed to the enforcement judiciary, similar to the ones issued by other mediation entities, revealed the Saudi Ministry of Justice (MoJ).
Those mediation reports can be filed online via the MoJ portal (www.moj.gov.sa), without having to visit any court. Thanks to digital integration with relevant authorities, the court can instantly verify the documents and enforce the mediation report.
If the report includes financial claims, the enforcement judge issues -- after thorough verification of documents -- an invoice that is sent to the execution debtor’s mobile. If he/she does not settle the invoice within five days, he shall be subject to the penalties in Article 46 of the Enforcement Law, including a travel ban.
It is noteworthy that enforcement courts received 2,704 authenticated mediation reports this year. They are instantly verified by the courts.
recently more types of documents were announced by the ministry as “enforceable documents,” including employment contracts. The goal is to protect the rights of all parties and fast-track resolution of disputes.