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Rights & Obligations of Employers of Domestic Workers

In Saudi Arabia, domestic workers are those who provide domestic service directly or indirectly to the employer and his/her family members. These include household service workers, private drivers, gardeners, house security guards, and other similar jobs. ALSO READ: Saudi Arabia Lowers Cost of Hiring Filipino Domestic Workers If you are planning to hire a domestic worker anytime [...]

Saudi Arabia Lowers Cost of Hiring Filipino Domestic Workers

For those who are looking to hire domestic workers from the Philippines, we have good news! The Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) in Saudi Arabia has recently lowered the recruitment charges for Filipino domestic workers by half. ALSO READ: Different Types of Saudi Arabia Visa Citing ministry sources, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported that [...]

Amid our hectic, day-to-day lives, we all deserve some rest and relaxation every now and then! Fortunately, as part of the general rights of employees prescribed by the Saudi Labor Law, all workers are entitled to official leaves, holidays, and vacations. In this article, we have put together a list of the official leaves that apply [...]

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development has enforced a midday work ban recently. For the next three months, employees in Saudi Arabia should not be working under direct sunlight from 12pm to 3pm, which means that they would need to modify their regular working hours. The Saudi Press Agency quoted the ministry spokesman, Khaled Abal [...]

Previously, we talked about the employment contract as described under the Saudi Labor Law. Today, we are going to discuss another important subject: wage policies. The Kingdom upholds the rights of employees, including expats. This involves making sure that they receive fair compensation in a timely manner. The law also prohibits the deduction of wages, except [...]

Newly-arrived in Saudi Arabia? Planning to apply for a job in the Kingdom? Then it’s important for you to know your rights as an employee. In particular, you should know all about the employment contract. This way, you can avoid misunderstandings, or even legal problems. The employment contract is a written agreement between you and your [...]

Employers may pay up to SR100, 000 as a fine if they count weekends in their employee’s annual leave. The Saudi Labor Law expresses a strict rule about the weekend rule violation. The Ministry of Labor source states “The ministry has recorded several cases where companies and employers exploit the ignorance of employees about their rights. [...]