SR 100,000 fine For Weekend Rule Violation

Saudi Labor law suggest annual leave for every individual employee working in Saudi Arabia but in case that company is cutting employee weekend leave and counting them as annual leave than this is a violation of Saudi Labor law and have to pay fine up to SR100,000.

According to Saudi Labor Law annual leave and weekend leave is separate entity and employers/sponsors not allowed to count weekend leaves as annual or annual as weekend leaves.

Why this happened? Usually employees in Saudi Arabia didn’t have any knowledge about their labor rights in Saudi Arabia Hence employers uses their lack of knowledge as advantage and tell them that if you get weekend leaves that these leave may cut from your annual 21 days leaves.

Also both annual and weekends leaves are paid leaves in case employers also cut salary in exchange of these leaves than this is another violation of labor laws. Employer/companies violates this to get financial benefit but sometimes they want extra input from employee without even paying them more.

These fines are not final and MOL saudi Arabia may increase or decrease with scope of violation comitted by companies/employers. Also in case of late payment or not paying fines company may shut down for 30 days or the fine will be double.weekend rule violation in saudi arabia


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  1. Thanks to Saudi Government for this such a great and positive step and favour to foreigners. I hoping this will be implemented 100% to everyone. Thanks a lotttttt KSA GOV.

  2. Ever since I started working I have never had any leave. Yet an being paid very small amount of money that 800SR . I work for over 6 people in a house and I do all the house work alone.

  3. I guessed this only for saudi people …foreigners are not accounted to it…just like al abeer medical center…we r even paying for our visa and iqama …and working 6 days a week after 2 yrs vacation….but did someone help us we go to saudi labor office no one entertain us or even bother to ask why we r there..they just give paper to fill up…abd sent u home…

  4. Many thanks Saudi Arabia Government,hopefully that be applied 100% I believe that your country is best place to leave ” Place of Massangers – Holy Lands” appreciated you great afford toward expats.

    May Allah Bless Custodian of Two Holy Mosque & Saudi Arabia .

  5. Hope that the MOL will implement this properly. CORAL PLAZA AL AHSA HOTEL MANAGEMENT didn’t follow any of this rule. We are hoping that the MOL will personally visit and conduct inspections in this company. And we are hopin that this clips are not just a raw statement posted in this web nor we need an immediate actions pertinent to our main concerns. Any help extended given by the MOL will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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