Muscat: Nearly 150 companies were found violating the midday break rule in Oman from June 1 till 23, the Ministry of Manpower tweeted on its official twitter handle.
“The ministry visited 1,037 companies and found 143 violating the midday break rule,” the ministry’s tweet read. That's six firms every day, on average
The rule, which is effective from June 1 until the end of August, bans work at outdoor sites between 12.30pm and 3.30pm when the summer heat is at its peak.
According to Article 118 of the Oman Labour Law, violators can be penalised with fines ranging from OMR100 to OMR500, or a jail term of not more than one month, or both. The penalty is doubled for repeat violations.