By Innovation-sa on January 24, 2019 in News

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) has announced new guidelines to ensure comfortable work atmosphere for women with the aim of boosting employment among Saudi women. The directives issued by the labor ministry stipulates that employers must create a suitable environment for women to carry out their responsibilities and ensure that women are paid equally with men.


Work spaces must include private toilets and separate work areas for female employees in addition to suitable place for prayer and resting.


The initiative also specifies that there should be at least two women on shifts where men are also working, and working hours for women should not exceed beyond 11 pm except for those in the medical profession.


Khaleej Times – 21 January 2019