Working Hours in Saudi Arabia

As per labor law, working hours in Saudi Arabia are 8 hours daily and 48 hours per week.

During the month of Ramadan, working hours in Saudi Arabia are reduced to six hours a day and 36 hours a week for Muslim workers.

For jobs involving “intermittent works” working hours shall not exceed 10 hours/day. This is reduced to 8 hours/day during Ramadan.

For those who are employed as Guards and Janitors, working hours shall not exceed 12 hours/day. This is reduced to 10 hours/day during Ramadan.

As per labor law the overtime rates are 150% of the hourly wage.

Friday is the weekly rest day which may be replaced with any other day of the week.

A rest period of 30 minutes during work day is provided and the worker shall not be made to work for more than 5 hours continuously. In no case, total working hours should be 12 hours per day.

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Anonymous

Good information
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Gary sonaco

What to do when overtime pay is not paid?

Gary sonaco

What to do when overtime pay is not paid?

Anonymous

Good information
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abdulhai

does the weekly working hours includes friday