WPS Compliance Rates Modified Following COVID-19 Changes

The Saudi Government has announced changes to WPS compliance rates due to current events surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic and following the initiatives taken by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development.

The WPS compliance have been modified for the following categories:

If the company has 30 employees and more then the WPS compliance must be:

After July 15, 2020
60%
After Aug 15, 2020
70%
After Sep 15, 2020
80%

If the company has 20 employees and less than 30 employees then the WPS compliance must be:
After July 15, 2020
5%
After Aug 15, 2020
10%
After Sep 15, 2020
15%

The announcement came with the note that enterprises that do not comply with the changes will face services suspensions that exclude the work permit.