Leave and Holidays as per Saudi Labor Law

Leave and Holidays as per Saudi Labor Law

Leave As per Saudi Labor Law

Annual Leave 

According to the Saudi Labor Law, an expatriate worker is entitled to 21 days of annual leave if the worker has completed one year of service and will be entitled to 30 days of annual leave after 5 years of continuous service with the same employer. .

Medical leave

For sick leave, the first 30 days of sick leave with full pay, the next 60 days with one-third pay, and the next 30 days without pay in a year.

Paternity Leave

3 days off when the child is born.

Maternity Leave

10 weeks: four weeks before the expected date of delivery and six weeks after delivery, extendable for one month without pay. The allowable leave wage is half salary if you served the employer for one year, and full salary if service was three years or more.

Other types of Leaves

Death of spouse or children

In this case, 5-day vacations will be allowed. An employee, in the event of the death of her husband, is entitled to 15 to 130 days of leave depending on her religion.

Hajj Leave

For the performance of Hajj, a paid leave of 10 to 15 days is allowed for an employee once during his service who has not performed Hajj before, after completing two years of service.

Public Holidays

Saudi National Day, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha are fully paid holidays, and if workers must work, they are entitled to overtime.

Cost of air ticket

Employers are required to cover the travel expenses of workers from their country of origin to Saudi Arabia to join the job and return after the expiration of the contract term. However, the cost of the plane ticket must be borne by the worker if his contract is terminated during the trial period, he does not pass a medical examination or his employment relationship ends due to his fault.


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