ISLAMABAD: In Saudi Arabia private sector employees will enjoy a six-hour work schedule during Ramadan, according to Tayseer Al-Mufrej, director of the media center at the Ministry of Labor.
The duty time shall be counted on the basis of day or week, and that will be in accordance with the discretion of the employer, The Daily Saudi Gazette reported.
If it is counted on the basis of day, the hours shall not be exceeded six hours and if it is on weekly basis, the maximum hours shall be 36, he said quoting Article 98 of the labor law.
Meanwhile, the ministry has served warning notice to 187 firms for violating midday working ban. Abdullah Abu Thunain, deputy minister for inspection and development, said that 484 workers from these firms were found engaged in work during midday.
The three-month midday ban, which prohibits companies from having their employees work in the sun from noon until 3 pm, came into force on June 15.