9 Rules for part-time work in Saudi Arabia
9 Rules for part-time work in Saudi Arabia
The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has approved part-time working conditions in Saudi Arabia.  The conditions have been listed below but bear in mind that they shall get effective from July 2020.

1- The part-time employees are entitled to work half the working hours of that of normal employees i.e. 95 hours a month.

2- The part-time worker shall be counted in the Saudization program ( nitaqat ) at the rate of 1/3 rd of a normal Saudi employee after he completes 168 hours with the employer.

3- These workers will be registered in GOSI as part-time workers.

4- The part-time employees do not qualify for any compensation over the paid leaves. These include the annual leaves, occasion leaves, and sick leave .

5- The part-time workers’ salaries shall be hourly-based and be given on monthly bases or according to the manner both parties have agreed upon in the contract.

6- The part-time worker has a right to not be forced to work for more than 95 hours a month by a single employer. He has the right over flexible work conditions and can refuse or accept work, anytime he wants to without any action been taken against him.

7- In order to ensure that the worker is employed under a “flexible work system”, the work contract must be attested by the portal that has been designated by the ministry.

8- Any dispute regarding the work shall be catered by the labor courts.

9- These part-time work conditions are only applicable to Saudi nationals.

It is worth emphasizing that expatriates are not allowed to work for anyone except their sponsors as per Saudi Labor Law.



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