Eid al Fitr Holidays Announced for Private Sector
The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) in Saudi Arabia has recently made an important announcement regarding the upcoming Eid al Fitr holiday for private sector employees in the country. The ministry has declared a four-day holiday for the private sector, starting from the end of work on Thursday, April 20th, or Ramadan 29. Additionally, the ministry has emphasized the importance of adhering to labor law regulations during this period.
Eid al Fitr Holiday Announcement
In a recent tweet, the MHRSD shared the information about the four-day Eid al Fitr holiday for private and non-profit sector employees in Saudi Arabia. The holiday period will begin after the end of work on Thursday, April 20, or Ramadan 29, and will continue for the next four days. This decision aims to provide ample time for employees to celebrate the end of Ramadan.
Compliance with Labor Law Regulations
Alongside the holiday announcement, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has also reminded employers about their responsibility to comply with the provisions of the second paragraph of Article 24 of the Executive Regulations of the Labor Law. This regulation pertains to the management of leave during weekends that coincide with public holidays.
According to the second paragraph of Article 24, if weekend holidays happen to coincide with public holidays, employers must substitute the days before or after those days as additional leave. This provision ensures that employees receive their full entitlement of time off during public holidays, without losing out on weekends.
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