The Minister of Human Resources and Social Development in Saudi Arabia, Al-Mohannadi Ahmed Al-Rajhi, has approved the new schedule of violations and the corresponding penalties.
The Official Gazette “Umm Al-Qura” published the new schedule of violations and the corresponding penalties, on Friday, which shall come into force from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
The financial violations were divided into 3 categories according to the number of workers, which included category “C” from 1 to 10 workers, category “B” from 11 to 50 workers, and category “A” from 51 workers or more.
An objection to the administrative decision issued to impose the prescribed penalty for the violation committed by the violator shall take place before the competent authority in the Ministry, within sixty days from the date of his notification of the decision.
The violator shall pay the value of the fine imposed on him within sixty days from the date of his notification of the administrative decision, and in the event of non-implementation during this period, the services provided by the Ministry shall be suspended for him until the value of the fine is paid in accordance with the provisions of the executive regulations of the labor system, and the grievance shall not be suspended before the competent administrative court. From executing any administrative decision issued to impose a fine stipulated in this decision, except by a decision of that court to stay the execution.
The decision stipulated not to prejudice any more severe penalties stipulated in another system. The schedules of violations and penalties whose penalty does not exceed half the maximum limit for the two penalties contained in subparagraphs “A” and “B” of Article 129 of the Labor Law shall be approved.
The violations included the employer’s failure to comply with the rules of occupational safety, protection and health (approved by the Ministry) and taking the necessary precautions to protect workers in all activities. Lowest Arabic and English.
It also included the worker’s lack of commitment to adhere to the preventive instructions, the employer’s failure to take the necessary precautions to prevent fire, the employer’s failure to comprehensively examine workers who may contract an occupational disease at least once a year.
It included the employer’s employment of the worker under open sunlight, or in bad climatic conditions without taking the necessary precautions in the cases or times and periods specified by the ministerial decision, not providing a first-aid cabinet equipped with usable medicines in accordance with the list of contents of the treasury stipulated in the executive regulations of the law. Work, the employer’s failure to comply with one of the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Regulations based on the ministerial decision issued in this regard.
Among the violations is the failure to provide medical insurance for the worker and his family members, taking into account what is included in the cooperative health system, the employment of children under fifteen years of age without taking into account the provisions of Article (167) of the labor system. Adherence to the provisions and instructions approved by the Ministry for the employment of workers in mines and quarries, the employment of working women during the six weeks following childbirth, Failure to provide security guards or an electronic security system for all facilities, including workplaces and warehouses, if available, in accordance with the unified organization of the work environment.