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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How to Transfer to a New Company Without Transferable Iqama?

There are two main options for someone who wants to switch jobs in Saudi Arabia. First, you can ask your sponsor to transfer your sponsorship to the new employer or, you can ask your new employer to issue a new visa to you. Either way, will work.

Accordingly,  this article aims to inform you about all the complications in this situation and to better guide you how to get a new visa (new company) after the Final Exit Visa (old/former company). It is assumed that you are already working in Saudi Arabia.

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