Holidays For Non-Saudi Professional Workers

Holidays For Non-Saudi Professional Workers

The Saudi labor system is important for balancing employer-employee relationships and ensuring a fair work environment. This article focuses on different types of leave according to Saudi labor laws.

**Annual Leave (Article 109):**

Workers get at least 21 days of paid annual leave, which increases to 30 days after 5 years. They must use this leave within the year and can't skip it or get paid instead. Employers can schedule leave and must notify workers 30 days prior.

**National and Religious Leaves (Article 112):**

Saudi Arabia has 10 days off for four occasions like National Day and religious holidays.

**Sick Leave (Article 117):**

Employees get 30 days of paid sick leave, followed by 60 days at reduced pay, and then no pay if leave continues within a year.

**Marriage, Childbirth, and Paternity Leave (Articles 115 and 113):**

Workers have specific leave for marriage (5 days), maternity (70 days with extension), and paternity (3 days).

**Death Leave (Article 113):**

Workers get 5 days paid leave for certain family members' deaths. Muslim women get more leave after their husbands' deaths.

**Hajj Leave (Article 114):**

Workers can take 10 to 15 days of paid leave for Hajj once during their employment, based on their employer's rules.

**Exam Leave (Article 115):**

Workers in school can get paid leave for exams with employer approval, deducted from their annual leave or unpaid if no leave is left.

**Unpaid Leave (Article 116):**

Workers can take unpaid leave with employer approval, but leave over 20 days can lead to suspending the employment contract unless agreed upon.

These rules help maintain fairness and communication between employers and employees regarding leave.

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