|DATE OF PROMULGATION
|Approved by the People’s Assembly on March 29, 2010
Promulgated by President Bashar Al-Assad on April 12, 2010
- Also commonly known as the Labour Law.
- Employment contracts may be defined as fixed-term, work-specific or indefinite-term agreements.
- Collective labour agreements are also provided for in this Law.
- Lays down circumstances when employment contracts may be terminated, which have become easier when compared with previous legislation.
- Employers may dismiss employees immediately if they commit wrongful acts.
- Employees have the right to claim for unfair dismissal under certain conditions.
- Other rules regulating such matters as working hours and leaves of absence are included.
- Repeals Law 91/1959, which was considered friendlier to employees.
- Law 17/2010 does not apply to employees working in the agricultural sector, which is governed by Law 56/2004, or the public sector, which is regulated by Law 50/2004.
- With the changes in economic policy towards a social market economy taking place, this Law sought to promote the Syrian market as a potential base for local and foreign investors.