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6-month jail, SR100,000 in fine for employer allowing to work for personal benefit

The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) emphasized on Sunday that the employer, who allows his workers to engage in jobs for their own personal benefit or to work with other employers, will be punished with a maximum jail term of six months and fines amounting up to SR100,000.

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The employer will also face recruitment ban for a maximum period of five years, the Saudi Press Agency reported quoting the Jawazat sources.

The employer will be deported if he is an expatriate. The fine will be multiplied with the number of people involved in the violation of the Labor Law regulations.

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The Jawazat called on the public to report violations of the residency and border security regulations by calling the toll free number 911 in the regions of Makkah and Riyadh, and 999 in all other regions of the Kingdom.

The Jawazat had warned earlier that a maximum jail term of six months and fines amounting to SAR50,000 will be slapped on those expatriates who engage in jobs for their own personal benefit.

The self-employed expatriate will be deported after serving the jail term and payment of fines.

Source- Saudi Gazette

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