Saudi Ministry Warns Companies to Stop Work During Afternoon

Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development said that workers are not allowed to work under the sunlight exposure during afternoon. The implementation will become effective on June 15.

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Work During Afternoon is Prohibited

A three-month ban on working under the sun between 12pm until 3pm for private sector companies and establishments are not allowed from Monday, June 15 until the end of Tuesday, September 15 2020.

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

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

To receive inquiries and complaints against violators, you may contact the customer service phone number (19911), or through the Ma’an Monitoring online portal