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Saudi: Action to be taken against labor law violators

The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) clarified that an employer who allows his expatriate worker to work for others or as self-employed will face penalties including a fine, jail time, deportation, or a ban from recruitment.

Any employer who enables his workers to work for others or to be self-employed shall be subject to these penalties: A fine up to SR100,000, deportation if he is an expatriate in the Kingdom, imprisonment for a period up to six months, or a ban from recruitment for a period up to five years. Fines shall be multiplied according to the number of persons involved.

Jawazat called on the public to report those who violate residency and border security regulations by calling 911 in Riyadh and Makkah and 999 in all other regions of the Kingdom.


Arab News

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