Private sector staff entitled to 4-day holiday for each Eid

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Okaz/Saudi Gazette

RIYADH —
The Ministry of Labor and Social Development emphasized on Sunday the rights of private sector employees with regard to official holidays and personal holidays.

As part of an awareness campaign through its Twitter account, the ministry said on Sunday that there will be four days of official holiday each for the Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha festivals.

Ramadan 29 will be the last working day according to Umm Al-Qura calendar for Eid Al-Fitr holidays while the Eid Al-Adha holiday will start from the day of Standing at Arafah (Dhul Hijjah 9).

As far as National Day holiday is concerned, the ministry said that if National Day falls on a holiday, a day preceding or following it will be given as a compensatory off.

However, if National Day falls on any one of the Eid days, there won’t be any compensation.

The ministry said that the private sector employees are entitled to avail of three-day paternity leave with full pay, 5-day marriage leave and five-day leave in the event of the death of wife or any one of parents or children.


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