New Working Hours Rules in Saudi Arabia 2023:
New working hours rules in Saudi Arabia 2023 have been announced. If you are working without any schedule and more than 9 hours then this article will be informative. The government of Saudi Arabia has fixed the normal working hours from 8 am to 5 pm including a one-hour lunch break. Keeping employee health safety in mind, working under the Sun from 12 pm to 3 pm is banned from 15th June to 15th September every year. Most of the time Kafeel asks for overtime work without any salary or schedule. However, the employee should know about the daily fixed working hours. Soon every company will provide their working schedule details on the QIWA website.
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Information About Working Hours in Saudi Arabia 2023:
Ministry of Saudi Arabia has given strict instructions to all the Kafeel and companies for new working hours rules in Saudi Arabia 2023. They are advised to provide the working hours schedule on the QIWA website for the public. This way all the employees can see the company timetable and know how many hours they should work.
Companies or agencies with less than 50 employees are advised to update their working hours information on QIWA. In case of a change in terms and conditions, they should mention that as well such as if there are no holidays for a whole month, the employee will be given overtime or paid holidays as an alternative. On the other hand, companies or agencies with more than 50 employees should submit the labor working hours schedule details to Wazarat Amal and they are also allowed to make changes under the Saudi Labor Laws. Wazarat Amal approval is mandatory.
- New Working Hours for bank employees are from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
- New Working Hours for employees in Jawazat are from 7 am to 3 pm.
- New working Hours for employees in Private Sectors: 8 am to 5 pm.
For Complaints and Queries
For any queries or lodging of complaints about any company or Kafeel violations, Saudi citizens and ex-pats can contact the ministry’s customer service No.19911. Last year more than 280 firms were banned by the Saudi Ministry for violating rules. Not only that but also a fine of up to 3,000 Saudi Riyals per worker was also imposed.
Unfortunately, these bans don’t include the workers who are operating in the fields of maintenance or oil and gas companies. However, It’s the duty of every company to ensure the required safety measures for those who are working in boiling heat months of the year in Saudi Arabia.