RIYADH — The Department of Labor Relations at the branch of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development in the Riyadh region has been able to settle claims for dues of deceased expatriate workers.
The department managed to secure a total amount of more than SR31 million owed to the kin of the deceased during the last 15 months and this was achieved in coordination with the embassies of their respective countries and their relatives, according to a report in Al-Watan newspaper.
This is one of the major achievements of the department in protecting the rights of workers. The department is also involved in implementing the new Labor Law regulations announced by the ministry recently as part of the labor reforms.
These include transferring services of workers without the consent of the employer in the event of the failure of the latter in attending the sessions for the amicable settlement of disputes; granting work permit for the purpose of issuance of final exit in the event of the expiry of residency permit (iqama); granting work permit with authorizing its fee to be paid by the employer who halted his business activity, in addition to receiving complaints about runaway workers and handling them.
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