Saudi Arabia

Work under sun banned from June-15 to Sept-15

The midday work ban will become effective in Saudi Arabia from Monday (June 15) according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development.

Under the ban, private sector companies and establishments are not allowed to let their employees work under the sun from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. during the three-month period ending on Sept. 15.

It has to be ensured by the employers that their employees do not work under the sun for three hours during the period, the Ministry added.

However, there will be exemptions for outdoor work bans in some regions of the Kingdom in view of low temperatures in those areas.

The work ban will not be applicable to workers at oil and gas companies or those engaged in emergency maintenance work.