Posted by : Aahil Shaik Friday, March 22, 2024

Saudi Arabia to penalize 1 Million riyals for Hiring foreigners without Jobs

In a move to curb illegal broking, Saudi Arabia intends to penalize employers with up to 1 million riyals, if they recruit foreign workers without actual job for them. Trending video : Road Accident deaths climb by 27% before Iftar during Ramadan in Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development in Saudi Arabia intends to make it a crime under a proposed plan it released for public comment online. The plan calls for fines of between 200,000 riyals to a maximum of 1 million riyals for the practice of hiring foreign nationals without a job offer in place.

The person responsible will also be deported from the country, if he is a foreign national.

- According to the Saudi news website Akhbar24, the ministry will be in charge of identifying such violations and referring them to the public prosecution for possible legal action under the appropriate court.

- In an effort to involve brokerage in fake labor, the ministry has suggested changes to the labor system. Most Viewed : First time ever, Saudi Arabia's half of the GDP is from Non-Oil revenue

- Saudi Arabia has been trying to control its labor market and make it more appealing and competitive in recent years because of its big foreign workforce.

- As part of an authentication plan announced last year by the Ministry of Human Resources through its Qiwa platform, private sector institutions are required to record the contracts of 20% of their employees in the first quarter of the year 2023, 50% in the second half, and 80% in the third quarter.

- A more stable work environment that encourages employees to be more productive and helps the kingdom's employment market grow is one goal of the plan, which aims to protect the rights of all parties involved in the contract.

- Saudi Arabia improved its sponsorship system significantly in the Year 2020 as part of its massive labor reforms. Read : Eid Al-Fitr 2024 is expected to fall on this day in Saudi Arabia

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