The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has issued the temporary guideline for remote work in the private sector in line with the Kingdom’s efforts to combat and curb the outbreak of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The guideline includes terminologies, rights, and duties of employees and employers in the private sector.
The guideline stated that any private sector institution will follow the guideline must have a technical system characterized by the following standards:
1. It enables the institution to manage the productivity of remote work and supervise assigned functions.
2. The remote workers must have authorities to preform duties of the work.
The guideline also clarified that institutions must determine the technique of their remote work, including working hours and the method of supervising the productivity. It also stated employees might attend in the workplace and preform task on institution’s dedicated device or on personal devices that apply cybersecurity regulations.
To read the guideline, visit https://mlsd.gov.sa .