Chapter 1 – General Rules (Article 1 to Article 6)
In the application of the provisions of this Law, the following terms shall mean:
1- The Ministry: The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor.
2- The Minister: The Minister of Social Affairs and Labor.
3- The Worker: Any male or female person who performs a manual or mental work for an employer under the employer’s management and supervision against remuneration.
4- The Employer: Every natural or legal person who uses the services of workers against remuneration.
5- The Organization: An organization that gathers workers or employers with similar or related businesses, occupations or jobs in order to protect their interests, defend their rights and represent them in all matters related to their affairs.
The provisions of this Law shall apply to all workers in the private sector.
The provisions of this Law shall apply to marine work contract in respect of anything not provided for in the Marine Commercial Law or in the event where the text of this Law is more beneficial to the worker.
The provisions of this Law shall apply to the oil sector in respect of anything not provided for in the Law of Labor in the Oil Sector or in the event where the text of this Law is more beneficial to the worker.
The following shall be excluded from the application of this Law:
Workers who are subject to other laws and to the provisions of those laws: Domestic workers: the competent minister shall issue a resolution concerning their affairs setting forth the rules that organize their relations with the employers.
Without prejudice to any more advantageous benefits and rights granted to workers in individual or collective contracts, special regulations or by-laws observed by the employer or in accordance with professional or general customs, the provisions of this Law shall represent the minimum level of workers’ rights.
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