Firms that started correction process given 1-month grace

Firms that started correction process given 1-month grace
Updated 16 November 2013

Firms that started correction process given 1-month grace

Firms that started correction process given 1-month grace

A senior Labor Ministry official said on Thursday that firms that have already initiated the correction process would be given a grace period of one month to legalize the residency and employment status of workers. He added that there would not be any letup in the campaign against illegal foreign workers.
Faisal Al-Otaibi, director general of inspections, said the raids were focused on areas where there is a large number of labor rule violators, such as the telecom complex, Mursalat district and Khaled bin Waleed Street in Riyadh.
“We have noticed that some expat workers had run away from their shops and firms without closing them, fearing inspectors,” Al-Otaibi said.
“All inspectors are following a specific method in their handling of violators. They will produce their IDs and ask company owners to furnish IDs of their workers and salary statements,” Al-Otaibi said.
If a company is found to have begun the correction process, violations would be registered in a report to be signed by both the heads of the firm and inspectors. “It has to complete the correction work before the next inspection to be conducted within a month,” he pointed out.
If a firm has not started the correction process, the violations would be recorded and legal action would be taken against them.
“Our inspections will cover all firms without any exception including retail and wholesale trade, construction, operation and maintenance, food supply, hotel business, education and health sectors,” he said.