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A company asks its workers to work on Saudi Foundation Day and Human Resources interact :

The Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development responded to a complaint about a private company refusing to give its employees the foundation day holiday, reiterating that the Saudi Foundation Day (February 22) is an official holiday in the Kingdom for both the public and private sectors. How to get Saudi Nationality or Citizenship?

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“All working hours performed on holidays are considered overtime, and the employer must pay the worker an additional salary for the additional working hours, which is equivalent to the hourly salary plus 50% of his basic wage, as per Article 107 of the Saudi Labor Law,” the official account of Ministry of Human Resources customer service said in response to a question from one of the users. 4 interesting facts about Saudi Arabiaโ€™s founding day

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HR Ministry amends Work system regulation regarding Foundation Day holiday :

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) has updated the Saudi Arabia Foundation Day holiday work law regulation. MHRSD Minister Ahmed Al-Rajhi revealed in a statement that the ministry has updated the labor law’s executive regulations.

The Ministry’s judgment stated that paragraph 4 of the clause and paragraph 2 of Article 24 be amended as follows:

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“National Day or Founding Day, combined with one of the two Eid holidays, does not reward the worker for this day.”

It means that if one of the two Eids, Eid Al-Fitr or Eid Al-Adha, falls on a National or Foundation Day, the worker will not be rewarded.

The Ministry also changed paragraph number 4 of Clause 1 of Article 24 to read as follows:

The holiday lasts one day, on the 22nd of February in the Gregorian calendar.”

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