Saudi Arabia to fine employers 2000 riyals for withholding workers’ passports

RIYADH (Web Desk) – Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labor and Social Development has announced that the employers who hold back the passports of workers without their written consent will be penalized.

Saudi Arabia to fine employers 2000 riyals for withholding workers' passports

Saudi Arabia to fine employers 2000 riyals for withholding workers’ passports

According to the spokesman of the ministry, Khalid Abalkhail, a fine of 2000 Saudi riyals per worker will be imposed on the employer.

“The employer then has a month to rectify his status. The fine will double if the employer did not rectify the status in time,” said Abalkhail as quoted by Saudi Gazette.

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