Paves way for resumption of hiring domestic workers after a gap of 11 years.
The first component of these reforms is that employees are now, subject to conditions, able to transfer their employment in-country. Secondly, employees are now able to apply for and obtain exit/re-entry permits and the final exit permit by themselves without permission from their employers.
The cooperative health insurance document approved by Ministerial Resolution No. (3/18/1R) dated 12/5/1439 AH
The Council of Cooperative Health Insurance (CCHI) rolled out its plan for unified health insurance that require private businesses to extend health insurance coverage to all employees and their families, including migrant workers, in several phases.
Decision No. 497 imposes a fee for temporary and seasonal visas and for the extension of residency permits for those types of work. The decree also establishes enforcement mechanisms and lists penalties for violators.
The Council of Ministers approved 38 amendments to the Saudi Arabia Labour Law which included prohibiting confiscation of migrant workers' passports and introducing or raising fines for employers who violate regulations such as failing to pay salaries on time.