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Monday, May 6, 2013

Recruiters of illegals could face jail up to 2 years and fines

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Monday 6 May 2013

Last Update 6 May 2013 1:36 am

A crackdown on violators of the Labor Law will resume soon. The Labor Ministry has warned that recruiters of illegals could face jail up to two years and fines of up to SR 100,000.

Violators will not be able to find work unless they respond to the market's current correctional phase, said the ministry's Undersecretary of Planning and Development, Engineer Abdullah Al-Haqbani. He was speaking at fourth Saudi Employment and Rehabilitation Fair yesterday.

After the campaign, he said, the Saudization rates stipulated within the Nitaqat system will be reconsidered and raised in line with the graduate rate of the education and training sectors. These programs are implemented through smart systems aimed at providing decision-makers with the required data.

He said the wage protection program would be directly connected to Nitaqat and that violating firms would be denied services.

The program requires the private sector to file payroll sheets and data on deposits through the banking system. The program will also be connected to the social insurance system, security bodies and control bodies to ensure the preservation of employees' rights.


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