Ministerial Decision

Ministry of Manpower: Ministerial Decision 217/2016 regarding the System for Employing Juveniles and the Jobs and Occupations in Which They May Be Employed

2016/217 217/2016


Based on the Labour Law promulgated by Royal Decree 35/2003,

 and Royal Decree 76/2004 Determining the Competences of the Ministry of Manpower and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

 and in pursuance of public interest,

it is hereby decided

Article I

The employer shall not employ a juvenile before obtaining the written consent of the person responsible for his care, upbringing, and development, such as the wali, legal guardian, and the entities mandated with providing alternative care.

Article II

Without prejudice to the provisions on the employment of juveniles stipulated in the aforementioned Labour Law, the employer shall comply with the following:

1. Informing the Inspection Directorate in the Directorate General of Labour Welfare or the Labour Welfare Directorate in the Directorates General of Manpower in the governorates of the names and ages of the juveniles before employing them as well as the persons employed to monitor their work.

2. Registering the juvenile worker with the Public Authority for Social Insurance, in accordance with the laws and systems in force in this regard.

3. Training the juvenile worker on how to use occupational health and safety means.

4. Monitoring the application by the juvenile worker of occupational safety and health means, and guaranteeing that they benefit from them.

5. Notifying the juvenile worker of the risks of his occupation and the means of preventing them, and taking the necessary precautions to prevent occupational accidents and diseases.

Article III

The employer shall, at his expense, conduct a medical examination of the juvenile before he joins work periodically every 6 (six) months during the period of his service and at the end of his service, in order to verify his medical fitness for the job he occupies and that he is free of diseases and work injuries.

The medical examination is proven by a medical certificate approved by the competent health entity.

Article IV

Wages and leaves shall be granted to the juvenile worker in accordance with the provisions of the Labour Law.

Article V

It is not permitted to employ juveniles in jobs and occupations other than those mentioned in the list attached to this decision.

Article VI

This decision shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the day following the date of its publication.

Issued on: 28 Ramadan 1437
Corresponding to: 4 July 2016

Abdullah bin Nasser bin Abdullah Al-Bakri
Minister of Manpower

Published in Official Gazette 1156 issued on 31 July 2016.

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