Rights and duties of domestic labor

  • Domestic labor Identification

    The domestic labor is a person who performs a domestic service labor directly or indirectly to the employer or any of his/her family members. During the performance of the service, the domestic labor is supervised by the employer. Domestic labor include female and male domestic workers, private drivers, gardeners, house guards and the like.

  • The rights of the domestic labor

    Daily off-hours
    The domestic labor shall be allowed to enjoy a daily rest for at least nine hours a day.
    Weekly rest weekly rest
    The domestic labor may get one day off per week, based on the agreement of the parties in the contract
    Medical care medical care
    Medical Care shall be provided to the domestic labor in accordance with the rules and regulations enforced in the Kingdom.
    Sick leave sick leave
    The domestic labor shall be entitled for a paid sick leave not exceeding thirty days per year upon a medical report proving his/her need for the sick leave.
    Upon renewing the contract upon renewing the contract
    The domestic labor is entitled for one month paid vacation upon completion of two years of service, and wanted renewal for a similar period.
     End of service benefit 
    The domestic labor shall be entitled for end of service award of one month pay, if he/she completed four consecutive years in the service of the employer.

  • Duties of the domestic labor towards the employer

    The domestic labor is obliged:
    •    To perform the work agreed upon, serving the employer.
    •    Not to reject work or quit service without a legitimate reason.
    •    Not to work for his own account.
     The employer's orders 
    The domestic labor is obliged to follow the orders of the employer and members of his family, related to the implementation of the agreed work. 

    Property of the employer
    The domestic labor is obliged to maintain the property of the employer and his family members.

    Safety of members of the employer's family 
    The domestic labor is obliged not to harm any of the family members, including children and the elderly.

    Privacy of the employer and his family members 
    The domestic labor is obliged:
    •    To maintain the confidential information of the employer and his family members and people in the house, which come to his knowledge at work or because of it, and not to disclose it to third parties.
    •    Not to harm the dignity of the employer and his family members, and not to interfere in their own affairs.

    Religion of the employer & his family members 
    The domestic labor is obliged to respect the Islamic religion, and abide by the regulations enforced in the Kingdom, as well as the habits and traditions of the Saudi society, and not to engage in any activity that is detrimental to the family.

  • Penalty for Violation by Domestic Labor

    Without disobedience to the penalties stipulated for in other regulations, the domestic labor shall be subject to penalty for violating the provisions of the domestic labor regulation as follows:
    •    A fine not exceeding two thousand Riyals, or being prohibited from working in the kingdom, or both.
    •    The penalty shall multiply by multiplicity of violations proved against the domestic labor.
    The violating domestic labor shall bear costs of his repatriation to his country. If his financial entitlements are not enough to fulfill the fines imposed on him, he shall be repatriated to his country at the expense of his country.