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Saudi Ministry of LaborGuide for Expatriates 2006
Riyadh Region, Makka Region,the Eastern Region, MadinahRegion, Qassim Region, AseerRegion, Jazan Region, NajranRegion, Tabuk Region, theNorthern Frontiers Region, HailRegion, Baha Region & Jauf Region.Basic Information:Capital : RiyadhPopulation: 22.6 millionsReligion: IslamLanguage: ArabicNationalday: 23 SeptemberCurrency : 1 US$= SR 3.75 The Kingdom applies freemarket economy and opens thedoor for workers from allnationalities withoutrestrictions after they satisfyhealth, occupational,educational and trainingrequirements. Employers haveliberty to recruit workers fromall over the world in accordancewith the provisions of theLabour Law, the regulations &decisions rendered on itsimplementation and the otherrelevant laws applicable in theKingdom.
Part two: generaldirectives:
The Labour Law in Saudi Arabiais a balanced law that regulatesall aspects of labour relationsbetween workers andemployees and applicable to allSaudi and Non-Saudi workerswithout discrimination.Respecting the laws andcompliance with theirprovisions enhances labourrelations stability and acts as akey for progress anddevelopment. Upon thisconcept the Ministry of Labourissued this Guidebook forworkers and for all bodiesconcerned with labour relationsin the Kingdom. We adviseworkers, particularly, to abidewith the following:
To conclude writtenwork contracts withtheir employers.
To be punctual.
To avoid absence fromwork without priorpermission or validreason.
To obey the orders andinstructions of theirimmediate supervisors.
To avoid assaultingsupervisors or themanager in-charge byword or hand.6-To refrain frommalingering.7-To abide withoccupational health &safety instructions.
To avoid tampering withthe equipment and