MHRSD updates Labor Law with new guidelines for transferring services of absent foreign workers
The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development in Saudi Arabia has announced new updates to the Labor Law regulations regarding foreign workers who are reported absent from work (Huroob) by their employers. According to the ministry, the process of transferring these workers’ services to a new employer must be completed within 15 days of receiving approval from the ministry.
In the event that the transfer is not completed within this timeline, the worker’s status will remain as Huroob (absent from work). The new employer will also be responsible for any outstanding fees or arrears associated with the worker, provided they agree to this condition when transferring the worker’s services.
This update to the Labor Law aims to improve the work environment and protect the rights of both parties in the contractual relationship. It is important for employers to be aware of their responsibilities and to follow the necessary procedures when transferring the services of a foreign worker.
Saad Al-Hammad, the spokesperson for the ministry, said that these measures aimed to protect the rights of both employer and employee, as well as to increase the efficiency and attractiveness of the labor market in the kingdom through a series of initiatives.
It is crucial that both employers and employees understand their rights and obligations under the Labor Law in order to create a safe and fair working environment.