The Shoura Council of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has
proposed law to limit employment in commercial establishments,
retail and wholesale shops, distribution companies and
among street vendors to Saudi nationals, a move that may
adversely affect Indian workers.
Council has sought the approval of the cabinet for the
approved by the cabinet, it would become law within four
months of publication in the official gazette.
ministries of labour and municipal and rural affairs will
implement the law gradually, the Saudi Gazette said.
proposed law sets hours of operation for shops in the
Kingdom. It also mandates that all businesses follow labour
and social security norms.
minister of municipal and rural affairs is empowered to
appoint officers to monitor implementation and report
its violations. An initial violation of the proposed law
would result in a fine
of SR 100. The maximum fine is SR 5,000.
implementation of the law is subject to a clause that
the law should not conflict with international conventions.