251 companies violated midday break rule in Oman

03 Jul 2018
POSTED BY Alvin Thomas

The Ministry of Manpower has intensified inspections on private sector establishments in the country and found 251 companies violating the midday break rule during the month of June in Oman.

According to data released on Monday, the Ministry confirmed that it visited 1,003 companies and found 215 of them violating the rule. “752 companies abided by the rule while 215 of them were found violating it,” said the statement from Manpower.

The rule bans companies from allowing its employees to work at outdoor sites between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. during summer. Companies in violation can be penalized with fines ranging from RO100 to RO500, or a jail term of not more than one month, or both. Around 780 companies were reported last year.

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