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Commercial office illegally run by foreigners closed in Riyadh

Okaz/Saudi Arabia Official Gazette

Riyadh Officials from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development have closed a commercial office run illegally by three Arabs north of the capital Riyadh. Expatriates have been found to be involved in numerous residence and labor law violations.

A field team from the Ministry’s branch in the Riyadh region undertook a tour of the commercial office, which is managed by three expatriates who are professional drivers.

The ministry’s team uncovered a number of violations, including illegally practicing activities to market and transfer domestic worker services and provide shelter to domestic workers. He had eight domestic workers of different nationalities in his office during the inspection hours. Five passports were also confiscated from the facility.

Ministry officials gathered evidence of suspected trafficking activities. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has taken legal action against the facility, and representatives of the facility have been summoned to the ministry to complete the legal process.

The ministry stressed that all establishments and employers must comply with the provisions of the Saudi labor law. It called on the public to report violations they are monitoring through the ministry’s application available on smartphones or by calling the uniform number 19911.

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