Saudi introduces contracts authentication service

By July 16, 2019News

The Ministry of Labour recently introduced the Contracts Authentication service which will require employers to upload all their employee contracts onto the portal and have employees verify them. The service will be applied to companies in phases and is mandatory – employees of companies that do not register their contract are permitted to transfer employer without approval.

Companies must authenticate their employee contracts for all employees, including those who joined the company after the deadline. Below is the timetable companies must follow to complete the contracts authentication, depending on the size of the company. 

Number of employees Start date  Percentage of contracts require completion
Q3 2019 Q4 2019 Q1 2020  Q2 2020  Q3 2020 Q4 2020 
3000+ 02/08/2019 20% 50% 100%
500-2999 29/10/2019 20% 50% 100%
50-499 26/01/2020 20% 50% 100%
1-49 23/04/2020 20% 50% 100%

Next steps

Companies will gain access to the service through their GOSI portal. Once they have access, they will need to upload their employment contracts and employees will need to approve the contract. 

Once the employee receives the message containing the contract link, they will have 7 days to accept or reject the contract details. If the employee does not respond within 7 days, the system will automatically accept it.

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