Saudi Arabia issues penalties in crack down on electronic employment platforms
Penalties can be doubled according to the frequency of violations
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By Staff Writer, Arab News
Saudi Arabia issued penalties in a move to regulate employment in electronic employment platforms as demand for mobile and web applications is booming in the Kingdom.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Human Development issued four penalties for violations on electronic platforms that range between SR5,000 ($1333) and SR50,000 ($13,333), Okaz paper reported.
The violations include the platforms enabling non-Saudi workers to work directly through the platform, platforms not verifying that the worker does not work on behalf of other people, platforms with incorrect data for workers, and those that have not supplied the requested data and information to the ministry.
Penalties can be doubled according to the frequency of violations.
The Minister, Ahmed Alrajhi, had previously obligated electronic platforms to limit direct interactions to Saudi nationals only and not to deal directly with non-Saudi workers except through the operating establishments.
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