Summer work hours effective from June 15

 05 Jun 2017 - 10:42

Summer work hours effective from June 15
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The Peninsula

The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs announced yesterday that summer work timings would come into force from June 15. The Ministry said that the implementation of the Ministerial decision No. 16 of 2007 determining the working hours in open work places during the summer will begin from June 15 and will remain effective till August 31.

The decision determines the working hours for those who work under the sun or open places. 

The decision stipulates that working in such places must be banned after 11:30am, while evening working hours must start at 3:00pm.

Employers must set a working hours timetable in accordance with the decision. The timetable should be placed in a visible place where all workers can see and labor inspectors can easily notice during their inspection visits.

The Ministry called upon the owners of establishments to respect the provisions of the decision and warned that any company violating the decree will be closed for a period not exceeding one month. Inspectors will conduct field visits to working sites to ensure compliance with the provisions of the decision. 

The announcement has come after the Ministry reduced working hours for the private sectors during Ramadan.