News FlashesMarch 14, 2024

News Flash 11 March 2024 – OMAN – New Labour Law and Social Protection Law

It is important that employers note the following:Labour Law – Royal Decree No. 53 of 2023
The former Royal Decree 35/2023 was repealed by the Oman Sultani through Decree No. 53 of 2023, which established a new employment law.

The new law was published in July 2023, but employers were given a grace period until 31 January 2024 to adapt their employment policies and practices to ensure compliance.

Among other things, the law increases employer-paid sick leave and maternity leave and introduces new employer-paid paternity leave.

We have summarised the key points. Follow the link to view the summary.

To view the new labour law through Royal Decree No. 53/2023, follow the link

Social Protection Law – Royal Decree No. 52 of 2023
The Social Protection Law, established by Royal Decree No. 52/2023, brings significant modifications to Oman’s social security system. These include extending certain benefits (like maternity leave and work injury coverage) to foreign employees and restructuring the retirement benefits currently provided to Omani workers in order to improve the system’s sustainability.

The key points are summarised below:

Contribution rates
Contribution rates and the salary cap were also amended through the new Social Protection Law. The new rates came into effect on 1 January 2024 and are displayed below:

To view the Social Protection Law through Royal Decree No. 52/2023, follow the link.


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