Saudi: Employers can let employees work remotely due to weather conditions
The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) confirmed on Monday that employers have the right to allow their employees to work remotely or not allow them to come to the workplace due to weather conditions, in order to preserve their safety and to avoid exposing them to danger.
The MHRSD stated that the employer could compensate for the delayed hours or absence at other times in agreement with the worker.
The ministry’s confirmation came coinciding with the alerts issued by the National Center of Meteorology (NCM) about the expected heavy rainy conditions in several regions of Saudi Arabia.
This is in addition to regulating the prevention of work risks, major industrial accidents, work injuries, as well as health and social services.
The MHRSD called on all private sector establishments to take the utmost caution to ensure the workers’ safety of not exposing them to any risks, especially when the competent government entity issues an alert regarding expected heavy rainy conditions.