BUSINESS | Saudi Arabia Sets Out Night Shift Labor Code

JEDDAH | Saudi Arabia – Business can now hire people for night shifts as the Kingdom shifts to 24-hour trading, with the government releasing the terms and condition for employment.

The regulations are to make sure the rights of night shift workers are protected and that employers maintain a healthy work environment.

Night shifts run from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., according to a ministry statement on Twitter, and there should be a 12-hours rest period between every night shift for an individual worker. A shift rotation should take place in every organization every three months, enabling night shift workers to switch to day shifts after three months.

Employers are expected to provide medical insurance, as well as compensatory benefits in working hours and salaries. There should be no difference between day and night shift workers, and they should have equal rights, the Twitter statement said.

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