Up to SR100,000 Fine Is Waiting for Companies Who Are Violating Weekend Rule

Weekend Violation Rule: If your company is counting your weekends as part of your annual leave, then they will be in a big trouble. According to the Ministry of Labour, companies who are still practicing this policy will be fined SR100,000 or even more.

“The ministry has recorded several cases where companies and employers exploit the ignorance of employees about their rights. Many companies count the weekends as part of annual vacation which is a clear violation of the Saudi Labor Law,” said the source.

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You Are Required to be Paid Overtime, 8-hour shifts and Annual Leave in UAE

Change in the overtime policy, shifting hours and Annual Leave are now implemented by the UAE Labour Office.

In UAE, there is a 4-hour work week with one day of rest for every 6 days worked. Employers who are caught forcing their employees to work more than the stipulated hours would be violating the country’s labour rules according to an official of the Labour Ministry.

Dubai’s Director of the Ministry of Labour Relations Mohammed Mubarak issued a statement that employers may request employees to work for nine hours every day. But, they should deduct an extra hour from their working hours on another week’s working day.

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