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Saudi Labor law

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 [...]

While working in Saudi Arabia, your employment contract indicates your job description, salary, and other details. It also includes an essential part of your employment: working hours. In a previous article, we talked about policies on wages, as prescribed under the Saudi Labor Law. Today, we are going to focus on working periods — regular hours, [...]

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 [...]

While it is true that employers should treat their workers fairly, it is also the responsibility of employees to know their rights. This applies to jobs in Saudi Arabia, or anywhere else, for that matter. By being aware of your rights, you would not be so easily abused or exploited. Indeed, being an overseas worker [...]

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. [...]