Next phase of Saudi wage protection program takes effect in August

Updated 14 July 2017
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Next phase of Saudi wage protection program takes effect in August

JEDDAH: Starting Aug. 1, the Ministry of Labor and Social Development will begin enforcing the mandatory wage protection system on private establishments with more than 60 employees.
According to the ministry’s spokesman, Khaled Aba Al-Khail, the 11th phase of the program will include more than 7,000 establishments, and a total of more than 481,000 employees.
In a statement via the ministry’s Twitter account, Aba Al-Khail confirmed the ministry will apply the wage protection system on all private sector employers to ensure employee salaries are paid in a timely manner. Establishments that do not pay salaries in time will be fined up to SR3,000 ($800) per worker, the statement read.
Penalties against violators also include suspending all services to establishments that are late in submitting information about the wages of employees for three months, and permitting employees of these establishments to transfer to other employers without requiring approval.


Adverse weather and rain due to affect many areas in Saudi Arabia

Updated 18 October 2018
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Adverse weather and rain due to affect many areas in Saudi Arabia

LONDON: Forecasters predicted Thursday that many areas in Saudi Arabia will experience rain and thunderstorms over the next few days.
The Saudi General Authority for Meteorology and Environment Protection said that windy weather and moderate to heavy thunderstorms are expected to affect the regions of Jazan and Asir on Friday.
Elevated areas in Najran, Al-Baha, Makkah, and Madinah are also due to be affected by thunderstorms and winds.
The Northern Border region, Al-Jawf, Hail and Qassim will experience moderate rainfall that will extend to Riyadh, the Eastern Province, and Hafr Al-Batin.
Coastal areas in the Makkah region are due to experience light rain from Saturday onwards, and the amount of rainfall might increase by Monday.