Sep 7, 2015
OVERTIME LABOUR LAW IN KSA
(Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
1. Employer shall pay the employee or workman overtime hours equal to hourly rate plus 50% of his basic pay.
2. If the establishment or company is operating on the basis of weekly working hours, then additional hours to 48 hours is treated as overtime.
3. Official holidays and Eid's working hours shall be considered in overtime hours.
Overtime Exceptions :
1. Overtime hours is an exception to the employees or persons who is on high ranking positions of management or who have authority over workers or employees.
2. Guards and Janitors, excluding civil security guards.
3. Supplement works or preparatory which must be completed before commencement of work or after commencement of work.
4. Work that is intermittent by necessity.
You can also refer Article (107) and Article (108) under Saudi Labor Law English.
Overtime Calculation :
Overtime rate per hour = Hourly wage x 1.5
Hourly Wage = Daily Wage / 8
Daily Wage = Monthly Basic Salary / 30
Annual Basic Salary = Monthly Basic Salary x 12
Example for Overtime Calculation :
If Monthly Basic Salary is 3000
Daily Wage = 3000 / 30 = 100 SR