By Innovation-sa on February 8, 2018 in News

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) updated Labor Law regulations to protect employee rights in the Kingdom. The decision, approved by Minister of Labor and Social Development, Ali Al-Ghafees, has been formulated in view of the current changes and developments in the labor market.

According to the revised table, employers violating the Labor Law provision with regards to employee vacation will be subject to a penalty of SR 10,000.

Employers breaching the revised Article 38 of Labor Law by hiring foreign employees to work in a profession other than the one specified in their work permit will be fined SR 10,000.

Failure to open a file of the company or update data regarding the company at the Labor Office will result in a fine of SR 10,000.

Employers do not have the right to keep the employee’s passport, iqama and medical insurance without his consent and doing so will result in a fine of SR 2000.

A fine of SR 10,000 will be imposed on employers if his company do not have organizational regulations or do not conform to them.

Employers must submit the Wage Protection file to the Labor Office every month and failure to do so will result in a penalty of SR 10,000.

Employers who fail to meet health and occupational safety requirements of its staff will be fined SR 15,000.

Any penalty issued by the government must be settled within a month after its issuance, and failure to do so will result in doubling of the fine. Moreover, fine will also be doubled if the violation is repeated.