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5,480 expats held for flouting labor laws

RIYADH: In a relentless campaign against those violating labor laws, the Ministry of Labor disclosed here on Tuesday that it has booked 5,480 illegal workers following 18,377 field inspections in the private sector.
The crackdown has been conducted in various regions of the Kingdom since the beginning of the Islamic calendar nearly two months ago. The ministry said the field visits cover government agencies in all regions as required by regulations.
Expats should practice their profession as per the residence permit and work only with the firms that recruited them. The Labor Ministry has zero tolerance for those violating the law.
“The ministry will proceed to check all irregularities as committees have been formed to follow up and coordinate with the relevant authorities,” the ministry observed.

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