Wage protection programme to become mandatory

Saudi private schools urged to protect employee rights

GMT 16:56 2013 Monday ,29 July

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Saudi Arabia has 3375 private schools
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Saudi Arabia has 3375 private schools Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Labour has urged owners of private schools to start applying the wage protection programme, adding that schools in violation would be fined , Arab News has reported.
"All businesses will be forced to implement the system, otherwise sanctions that may amount to closing the facility will be imposed," the official said. "Penalties and fines will depend on delays in uploading wages' profile onto the ministry' website."
There are 3375 private schools in the Kingdom where more than 600,000 students have been enrolled.
Standards for compliance of employers include filing all data related to wages in terms of the salary amount and maturity date within the time frame specified and on a regular basis.
The programme on the ministry's website will monitor the data uploaded by businesses, and then compare the data with the information registered with the ministry to check their compliance with the system. An employer can delay uploading data for up to three months, but not to violate the agreed time and salary.
The programme will minimize labour problems, provide a healthy work environment and prove salary payments by the entity to limit complaints as much as possible.

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