Oman Labor Law-Issued in 2023

Oman Labor Law-Issued in 2023

Oman labor law 2023

Sultan Haitham bin Tarik of Oman recently issued a new labor law aimed at ensuring a fair and balanced relationship between employers and employees while promoting transparency in labor practices.  The new Oman labor law carries several important developments.  Most importantly, it enforces the benefits to employees.

Oman Labor Law-2023

We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

the Law on Arbitration in Civil and Commercial Disputes promulgated by Royal Decree 47/97,

the Labor Law promulgated by Royal Decree 35/2003,

Royal Decree 89/2020 Establishing the Ministry of Labor, Determining Its Competences, and Adopting Its Organizational Structure,

and the Social Protection Law promulgated by Royal Decree 52/2023,

and after presentation to Majlis Oman,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows:

Article I

The provisions of the attached Labor Law shall apply.

Article II

The Minister of Labor shall issue the necessary regulations and decisions for implementing the provisions of the attached law, and until they are issued, the regulations and decisions in force continue to operate to the degree that they do not contradict with its provisions.

Article III

Those addressed by the provisions of the attached law shall rectify their status in accordance with its provisions within 6 (six) months from the date of its entry into force.

Article IV

The aforementioned Labor Law is hereby repealed, as well as all that is contrary to the attached law, or in conflict with its provisions.

Article V

This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the day following the date of its publication.

Issued on: 7 Muharram 1445
Corresponding to: 25 July 2023


We are yet to get a translation of the new Oman labor law.  As of now, please view the new law in Arabic here


See also, Saudi Labor Law