KSA to fine SR2,000 for holding on to workers' passports

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced that it will fine SR2,000 to employers who hold back the passports of workers without written consent, reports Arab News quoting Makkah newspaper.

Saudi Labour and Social Development Minister said the employer will be fined SR2,000 for every worker whose passport he is withholding.

“The employer then has a month to rectify his status. The fine will double if the employer did not rectify the status in time,” said Abalkhail.

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