Saudi Employers Fined For Delayed Salary Payments

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The Ministry of Labor and Social Development will levy a fine of SR 3,000 per staff member on any private establishment for delayed salary payments to its employees.

The ministry sources revealed a fine of SR10,000 for each employee in case end of service benefits (ESB) is delayed by a maximum period of two weeks.

The ministry warned that heavy fines will be applied on establishments which employ workers without written and documented work contract if they make their staff work for more than eight hours a day or refuse to give them their weekly off days or annual vacations or delay salary payments.

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According to Article 90 of the Labor Law, the payment of the workers wages shall be in Saudi Arabia’s official currency. According to Article 90 of the Labor Law, the wages shall be paid during working hours and at the workplace or, with the consent of the worker, through accredited banks in the Kingdom.


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