Saudi Arabia. Fugitive foreign workers can rectify their status without the consent of the employer

Abdul Majeed Al Rashoodi, Deputy Minister of Labor Affairs, pointed out that the cancellation of flight status can only be done after several conditions are met, the first of which is that the status of the establishment of the employer is indicated as “non-existent”. .

The termination can also be carried out if the status of the establishment is “in progress” and the employer has not opened another file within a period not exceeding 30 days from the date of opening of the file. .

If the establishment is located in a red zone and has not undertaken to document the contracts of the workers who work for it at the rate of at least 75% of its total workforce, the fleeing workers can regularize their status.

Also, runaways can rectify their status if the establishment is located in the red zone and has not committed to protecting the wages of its workers at 80% of its total workforce.

The circular also specified the conditions that must be met by establishments wishing to transfer the services of a worker. They provide that establishments must issue an electronic certified letter in which the employer who wishes to transfer the worker’s services to him is required to bear all the costs incurred.

The establishments must also provide for the necessary procedures to carry out the procedures for transferring the worker to a new establishment.