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Saudi Arabia

Welcome to Saudi Arabia!

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TCWGlobal surpasses the typical employer of record (EOR) by ensuring that your team receives personalized attention, ranging from smooth payrolling management to customized benefits based on your specific needs and location.

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Fixed-Term Contracts

Fixed-term contracts may be terminated before the end of the term only for specific reasons (e.g. the work is different than the nature agreed upon, medical reasons, etc.) but the Worker remains entitled to the contract benefits through the end of the term. A fixed-term contract will be deemed indefinite if it is renewed 3 times, if it spans more than 4 years of service, or If work is performed after the end of the term without a renewal clause.

Probationary Periods

Probationary periods usually do not exceed ninety (90) days. However, it may be extended up to 180 days with the written agreement of the parties. Employment contracts may be terminated during the probationary period without notice or indemnity.


There are 3 paid public holidays, some of which are multiple days in duration. Work performed on a public holiday is paid at 200%.


After 11 months, 30 calendar days per year (2.5 days per month).

Sick Leave

An employee whose illness has been proven shall be eligible for a paid sick leave for the first (30) days, three-quarters of the wage for the next (60) days, and without pay for the following thirty days, during a single year. Not applicable during probationary period.

Working Hours

The standard workweek in Saudi Arabia is 8 hours per day/48 hours per week. During certain religious holidays, the workday for those practicing the religion shall be reduced to 6 hours per day/36 hours per week. For jobs involving intermittent work, working hours shall not exceed 10 hours per day and 5 working days per week.


Any work over the standard workweek (48 hours/week; 8 hours/day) is paid at 150% for work performed on a weekday and 200% on a weekend. During Ramadan, the standard workweek hours for Muslim workers are reduced, and overtime is paid according to the reduced workweek schedule.

Mandatory Bonuses

A 13th month salary is not mandatory in Saudi Arabia.


Except in cases of serious misconduct, Workers are entitled to 30 days' written notice of termination or payment in lieu and severance pay. Severance pay amounts are determined by length of service. 1-5 years of service receive 1/2 month's salary for each year of service. 5+ years of service receive a full month's salary. 

Other End of Employment Rules

Repatriation costs are mandatory by law. Unused annual leave accruals for the current year will be paid out.

Mandatory Employer Costs

Housing and vehicle allowances


Maternity Leave: 10 weeks Paternity: 3 days Marriage Leave: 5 days Bereavement 2 days Hajj Leave 10-15 days Study leave: dependent on Number of days

How an EOR Can Help You Win Fast

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