Saudi Gazette report
RIYADH — The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) called on the private sector establishments to quickly complete the procedures of documenting contracts of their Saudi and non-Saudi employees through the ministry’s Qiwa platform.
Earlier, the ministry had fixed the percentages of compliance required by establishments with regard to documentation of contracts, based on the total number of employees of the establishment. The percentage of documentation in each quarter of the year 2023 has been fixed as follows: First quarter 20 percent; second quarter 50 percent and third quarter 80 percent. The ministry stressed the need for establishments to adhere to the required percentage of documentation. This is to ensure the protection of the rights of the concerned parties.
The MHRSD confirmed that only those establishments that comply with documenting 80 percent or more of their employee contracts via the Qiwa platform will be able to fully benefit from the ministry’s services. The ministry aims through this service to preserve the rights of the parties to the contractual relationship, provide a healthy work environment that helps stabilize the worker and increase his productivity.
It also aims to raise establishments’ compliance with the Labor Law, and improve employment contract data, which reflects positively on the attractiveness of the labor market in the Kingdom.
The contract documentation service on the Qiwa platform enables employers to upload and update employee contract information in an automated and easy manner, and allows workers to verify the validity of their contract data. If both parties — the worker and the firm — agree, the contract is considered as documented and approved by the ministry.
The Qiwa platform aims to provide all work system services digitally and safeguard the rights of contractual parties such as employers and employees while ensuring a stable and attractive working environment.