Muscat: More than 400 private institutions were fined for violating the Labour Law in 2017, according to the annual report from the Ministry of Manpower.
The ministry’s inspection team visited 4,869 institutions to ensure they were complying with the provisions of the Labour Law, and relevant regulations.
As a result, the ministry issued 446 violations, in addition to 892 written warnings and 227 cases in which organisations were granted a time limit to correct their situations.
Another 119 institutions were advised and guided by the inspection team and 20 were reffered to the public prosecution for legal action.
The main violations included companies not transferring workers’ salaries through banks, not granting an employee annual leave with a comprehensive wage of at least 30 days, not paying salaries in the time specified by law, and not updating the employees’ data in the ministry’s system.