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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

SAUDI ARABIA WARNING: Big Fines, Recruitment Ban For Companies That Employ Other Sponsor's Workers


A fine of SR25,000 and a ban on a foreign recruitment for a year will be imposed on companies that will be caught for employing other sponsor's workers.  Fine is also the same if a company will allow their workers to work for others.  This is a reminder from an official from the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs according to Article 39 o the Saudi Arabia Labor Law.





A fine of SR25,000 and a ban on a foreign recruitment for a year will be imposed on companies that will be caught for employing other sponsor's workers.

Fine is also the same if a company will allow their workers to work for others.

This is a reminder from an official from the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs according to Article 39 o the Saudi Arabia Labor Law.


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The penalty stated above are just for first offense.

But if the same violation is committed for the second time, the fine is raised to SR50,000 and recruitment ban is increased from one year to two years.

Aside from this, the employer is named and the responsible manager will be imprisoned for six months.

For the third offense, the fine is SR100,000, the recruitment ban is increased to five years and jail time for a responsible manager will be one year.


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An official from Ministry of Labor (MOL) said that regular inspection will be made in every establishment.

MOL added that if workers are made to work from companies other than their sponsors, they can report it to the ministry.

Legal action will be taken by the Ministry of Interior (MOI) against reported or detected violations.


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