Thursday, June 13, 2013

Important Legal Updates this Month

Omanisation in Insurance Private Sector

Ministerial Decision No. 192/2013 issued by the Ministry of Manpower specifies that the Omanisation percentage in the insurance private sector shall be 65% of the total manpower of the establishment.  The Decision is effective from the date following its publication in the Official Gazette.

Amendment to Provisions regulating Collective Negotiation, Peaceful Strike and Shutdown

Ministerial Decision No. 189/2013 issued by the Ministry of Manpower amends some of the provisions regulating collective negotiation, peaceful strike and shutdown.  The Decision stipulates setting up of a Committee to facilitate the negotiation procedures.  It also provides timelines for settlement of collective labor disputes by the Committee.

Executive Regulations of State Audit Law

Executive Regulations to the State Audit Law (promulgated by Royal Decree No. 111/2011) are issued under Decision No. 13/2013 by the State Audit Institution (“SAI”).  The Executive Regulations detail the functions of the SAI, its powers, responsibilities and the rules of enforcement.