KSA Immigration news: Revised Flexible Work Hours for Saudi Nationals

The Minister of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mr. Ahmed Al Rajhi, has recently announced an amendment to the Flexible Work Regulations. This revision increases the monthly working hours for Saudi nationals at a single establishment to 160 hours.

This adjustment involves amendments to Clause 2 of Article 27 of the Executive Regulations of the Labor Law. The revised regulation now permits an establishment to gain a full point in the Nitaqat Saudization Programme when a flexible worker or a team of employees completes 160 hours of work. Since its inception, this system has already positively impacted over 35,000 Saudi men and women.

For more information, please visit the MHRSD website

Deloitte’s view

This amendment is part of the ministry's continuous efforts to develop labor market regulations. The aim is to bolster the stability and growth of establishments, safeguard workers' rights, and enhance the labor market's appeal and flexibility. This change is expected to have a significant impact on the labor market, and Deloitte will continue to monitor and provide updates on these developments.

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