The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs has announced that the implementation of the Ministerial decision No (16) of 2007 determining the working hours in open workplaces during the summer will take effect from June 15 until August 31.
The decision stipulates that starting from June 15 to August 31, the works done under the sun or open workplaces must not be longer than five hours in the morning and must stop from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm.
Employers are required to set a working hours timetable in accordance with the decision. The timetable should be placed in a visible place where all workers can see and labor inspectors can easily notice during their inspection visits.
The Ministry called upon the owners of establishments to respect the provisions of the decision and warned that any company violating the decree will be closed for a period not exceeding one month, stressing that inspectors will conduct field visits on the sites to ensure compliance with the provisions of the decision.
The Ministry also called upon those concerned in the companies and various sectors to take into account the conditions of the workers and working conditions in accordance with the prescribed controls.