Leave And Holidays As Per Saudi Labor Law

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Leave As per Saudi Labor Law

Annual Leave: 21 days if the worker has completed one year of service; and 30 days after 5 years of continuous service with the same employer.

Medical leave: First 30 days sick leave with full wage; next 60 days with 3/4th of wage; and without pay for the following 30 days in a single year.

Paternity Leave: 3 days’ leave on the birth child.

Maternity Leave: 10 weeks – four weeks before the expected date of delivery and six weeks after the delivery, extendable by one month without pay. Leave salary admissible is half the salary, if served with the employer for one year, and full salary if the service is for three years or more.

Other Types of leave

Death of spouse or children: 5 days leave will be allowed. A female employee, in the event of the death of her husband is entitled to 15-130 days leave depending on her religion. Haj: Paid leave of 10-15 days once during service is allowed to perform Haj for an employee who has previously not performed Haj, after completing two years of service.

Public Holidays: Saudi National Day, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha are fully paid holidays and if the workers are required to work, they are entitled to overtime.

Cost of an air ticket: Employers have to bear the airfare of workers from their home country to Saudi Arabia to join work and for their return after completion of the contract period. However, the cost of the air ticket must be borne by the worker if his contract is terminated during probation period, he fails a medical test, or terminated his employment for his own fault.

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