Sick leave – Rules & Regulations




Human being is not a machine and it is possible that a person falls sick due to various reasons.

The Saudi Labor Law has provision for paid sick leave for such employees for 30 days.

After that the sick person can get another 60 days medical leave for 75% of the salary.

Then another 30 days leave without pay.

All this can be taken once in a year which starts from the day first sick leave is taken.

You need to have a medical certificate from your doctor to prove your sickness and need for rest.

We print the text from Saudi Law Law (English version) below:

“A worker whose illness has been proven shall be eligible for a paid sick leave for the first thirty days, three quarters of the wage for the next sixty days and without pay for the following thirty days, during a single year, whether such leaves are continuous or intermittent.
A single year shall mean the year which begins from the date of the first sick leave.”

(Article 117, Saudi Labor Law)

Take care and don’t fall sick.

They say: Prevention is better than cure.   🙂