DAMMAM — The recent approval of a program for online documentation of labor contracts by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development has caused unease among a number of recruitment companies, especially with regard to punitive measures.

According to the program, which is set to come into force from July1, it is mandatory for owners of companies and establishments to document electronically through Musaned online service any new contracts signed with clients.

The ministry has also stressed that any contract for recruitment of domestic workers executed outside the program will be deemed invalid.