SR31mn worth dues of deceased expats in Riyadh in 15 months

A view of the Saudi capital 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. This is during the last 15 months. This was in coordination with the embassies of their respective countries and their relatives.

This is one of the major achievements of the department in protecting the rights of workers. The department also participates 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 that the employer who halted his business activity to pay. In addition to receiving complaints about runaway workers and handling them.