Labor inspectors won’t raid homes

Updated 06 November 2013

Labor inspectors won’t raid homes

The Ministry of Labor would only inspect companies and not private homes, it said in a statement issued on Saturday.
This assurance comes in the wake of rumors that government ministries plan to raid the homes of citizens and expatriates looking for illegal workers on Monday, the day after the amnesty ends.
"The ministry does not intend to organize campaigns to inspect homes with the help of women officials," said Hattab Al-Enezi, the ministry's spokesman, in the statement. Expatriates and citizens have every right to stop inspectors from entering their homes, he said.
Al-Enezi said Interior Ministry officials would be looking for expatriates without valid residence permits, while labor officials, with provincial committees, would check for violations of labor and Saudization rules in line with regulations issued by the Council of Ministers.
Al-Enezi said inspectors must introduce themselves and show their identification cards if they want to enter a company's premises. They should also explain to company owners how they plan to proceed and what information they need.
He said inspectors are not allowed to abuse employers or employees and say anything that would damage a company's reputation. They are empowered to speak to employers and employees individually or in a group, on any matter related to the implementation of regulations, he said.


Shoura Council tackle breach of trust, anti-fraud laws

Updated 46 min 4 sec ago

Shoura Council tackle breach of trust, anti-fraud laws

RIYADH: The General Assembly of the Shoura Council has reviewed topics on its agenda, which include a number of reports submitted by specialized committees.

This came on Sunday during the work of the council’s first ordinary session of the first year of the eighth session, held remotely under the chairmanship of Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, president of the council. The council agreed to refer the report of the Committee on Islamic and Judicial Affairs on draft regulations against fraud and breach of trust for return to the council for consideration and review.

It also referred the report of the Committee on Social Affairs, Family and Youth on draft law pertaining to fundraising and disbursement within the Kingdom.

Further reviews will also be referred to and discussed in upcoming council sessions on draft law reports filed by the Management and Human Resources Committee regarding functional discipline and the Hajj, and the Housing and Services Committee’s draft law on amendments to the contractor classification system.