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Labor-related inspection campaigns to Intensify
September 8, 2015, 9:19 am
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The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor intends to intensify labor-related inspection campaigns in the coming months to guarantee strict compliance with the law, especially in companies suspected of recruiting marginalized workers, says Minister Hind Al-Subaih.

She confirmed the ministry has started making certain arrangements and laying down a plan to fix the lopsided population structure. She pointed out this is in addition to combating visa trading, indicating the ministry is still far from totally eliminating this negative phenomenon but it is bent on addressing the problem immediately.

On the alleged corruption in the ministry, Al-Subaih admitted there is corruption and she has been taking the necessary steps to stop this since she assumed the post. She cited as an example the decisions taken earlier to terminate the services of employees proven to be involved in corrupt activities.

The minister also affirmed her readiness to face the interpellation motion that MP Mohammad Tana intends to submit against her in the next legislative term. She said she will stand on the grilling podium to clarify the interpellation points but she will not resign.

Legal Affairs Department Director at the Public Authority for Manpower Dr. Mubarak Al-Jafoor has affirmed that Labor Law Number 6/2010 stipulates payment of indemnity (end of service benefit) for private sector employees depending on the number of years in service, reports Al- Anba daily. According to Al-Jafoor, Article 51 of the law specifies the method of calculating the end of service benefit as follows:

â–  If the employee is paid on daily, weekly, hourly or piecework basis; he will receive 10 days salary for each of the first five years of service and 15 days salary for each year thereafter. The total indemnity should not exceed one year salary.

â–  If the employee is paid monthly, he will receive 15 days salary for each of the first five years of service and one month salary for every year thereafter.

The total indemnity should not exceed 18 months salary. The director explained that an employee is not entitled to the end of service pay if he resigns without completing three years under the same employer.

If the employee resigns after three to five years in service, he will get half of the indemnity, 2/3 if the years of service range from five to 10 years, and full if he served for 10 years and above.

Meanwhile, Al-Jafoor warned a company or institution will be held legally liable in case proven that it has violated the rights of employees. He added the authority receives labor-related complaints and conducts investigations to protect the rights of both parties

Source: Arab Times

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