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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New Amended approved Labour Law for EXPATRIATES

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013 - 07 Jumada Al-Awwal 1434 H

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Cabinet to take penal action against Labor Law violators

RIYADH — The Council of Ministers Monday approved amendments in the Labor Law that clearly specify that a foreign worker is not allowed to work under anyone other than his employer and that the employer is not allowed to leave his workers to engage in jobs for their own personal gains.

The amended law also entrusts the Ministry of Labor to carry out inspections to catch violators and refer them to the Ministry of Interior to take strict penal action against the violators. The decision was taken by the weekly session of the Cabinet, chaired by Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, at Al-Yamama Palace here.

Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Abdulaziz Khoja said in a statement to Saudi Press Agency (SPA) following the session that the Council reviewed a report submitted by the Ministry of Interior regarding the two phenomena of foreign laborers who are working with those other than their sponsors and the runaway housemaids, and took the following decisions.

Firstly, it amended the content of article 39 of the Labor Law so as to make it as following:
•It is not allowed for an employer to let his (foreign) worker go out and work for others. It is also not allowed for a worker to engage in work for another employer. The employer is not allowed to employ workers who are under the sponsorship of others. The Ministry of Labor shall inspect the firms and investigate the violations discovered by its inspectors, and then forward them to the Ministry of Interior to take penal actions against them.
•The employer is not allowed to let his worker engage in work for his own benefit. The worker would also not be permitted to work on his own account. The Ministry of Interior shall arrest, deport and take punitive measures against these violators who are working for their own benefit in the streets and public squares as well as against those who run away (from their sponsors).

Penal action shall also be taken against the employers of these workers as well as against those who allow them to work under their names in cover up business, in addition to those who give them transportation and anyone who has an involvement in the offense.

The Cabinet also approved repealing article 233 of the Labor Law and endorsed the rules dealing with expatriates violating the Labor Law regulations.  

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AIJAZ AHMED
Dammam
Saudi Arabia