Iraqi Labour Law

Location Erbil

Fee $200


Monday, 2 October 2023


Wednesday, 4 October 2023


This training is designed to help current and aspiring human resource managers and staff understand employment laws and regulations in order to deal effectively with labor-related legal issues in the workplace. The courses address key employment law requirements in Iraq.

This course will provide a recap of the Iraq labour law for attendees to gain a better understanding of current practices in the region. It will also offer an update on the regulatory trends and an insight into how to address issues that often arise in the employment context in the new economic landscape. It will provide a close look at Iraqi laws relating to equal employment opportunity, leave, compensation, safety, employee relations, and other employment issues.


Importance of Labour Law.
  • The purpose of Labour Law No. 71 of 1987 is to involve labor in the process of building the national economy so as to achieve prosperity and improve living conditions.

  • The course aims to encourage employers and employees to know their duties and rights towards each other’s which results in protecting themselves.


Day one

  • Definition of Labor Law

  • Labor Law History

  • Definition of Labour

  • Definition of employer

  • Law enforcement framework

  • Work Contract

    • Definition and terms

    • Trial period

    • Eligibility for payment

    • Discussions

    • Cancellation of work contract

    • Cancellation of work contract by employee

    • Return to work

  • Salary

    • Definition and terms

  • Working hours

  • Holidays

    • Types of holidays and terms

  • Permissions

    • Yearly, feast, sickness

    • Protecting Pregnant Employees

    • Protecting Teenagers

Day two

  • Employer obligations

  • Employee obligations

  • Definition of year and month

  • Changes of the business activity ownership

  • Checking

    • Definition

    • How to check

    • Authorities and types of penalties

  • Work Commencement

    • Responsibility for employment

    • Offices for employment

    • How to register

    • How to find work

    • Expenses for registration

    • Employment of foreign workers

    • Discussions

Day Three

  • Labor Law Sources

  • Internal

  • International

  • Practical guidelines on labor courts

  • Display and reading some court decisions.

  • Giving example of work Contract – reading and evaluation

  • Discussions

Learning outcomes
  • Understanding key principles of the labour laws of the Iraq and the regulatory and enforcement trends.

  • Obtaining the full detailed information regarding labor law, history, definition, main concepts, main principles that organizing the employer-employee relationships

  • Understanding work contract in terms of form and content

  • More knowledge on human rights at work including (working hours, holidays, safety conditions, Sexual harassment, racial, ethnic, color discrimination and not allowing deception).

  • Learn how to solve problems by presenting and analyzing labor court decisions in real life cases between the labor directorate, the employer or the worker

  • Improve negotiation skills and have reliable legal information that will protect human rights and getting more rights and income

  • Comprehend employment disputes and the dispute resolution process from the Ministry of Labour through the local courts.

  • Keep to the labour law when recruiting and learn how to handle downsizing and redundancies.


Who should attend this course

This course is beneficial for all professionals that are working in field of HR management, Payroll practitioners, Lawyers practicing in field of Labour rights. It is also good for employees who want to take benefits of these acts.

Time and Location:
  • Location: Erbil, mselect.

  • Duration: 3 days

  • Time: 09:30 – 16:00

  • Refreshment included

  • Price: $200

Training Methodology

This includes group discussions, facilitated case studies, presentations and exercises. In this course different methods of training will be used including practical behaviors in labor courts with analysis of legal articles and explanation then overview on verdicts of the Labour court in real case studies between the labor directorate, employer and labor.



Must be made 5 working days before the start of the course. Payment can be made in cash, by bank transfer or through exchange offices.

How do I register?

You can register by emailing with the following details:

  • Full Name:

  • City/Town:

  • Email Address:

  • Phone number:

  • Name of course:

For more information, please call 0771 842 2380