OMR 100 fine for Companies in Oman that fail to transfer employees salaries via WPS


The Ministry of Labor issues an urgent alert against companies that fail to comply with the transfer of employees’ salaries via the Wage Protection System

In a circular issues by Ministry of Labour said: What measure will be taken against companies that fail to comply with the transfer of employees’ salaries via the Wage Protection System (WPS)?

According to Article (53) of Chapter One, Part Four of the Omani Labour Law issued by Royal Decree No. (35/2003) “The employer will not be cleared of the employee’s salary unless the salary is deposited in the employee’s account at one of the locally approved banks. A resolution by the Minister may determine the exceptions where the employee’s salary may not be deposited in his account”.

Any violator will be punished according to Article (116) of the same law: (Whoever violates the provisions of Chapter One and Two of Part Four shall be punished with fine not exceeding R.0. 100/- and the fine shall be multiplied by the number of workers who are the subject of the violation, and no the penalty shall be doubled in case of repetition of such violation)

Moreover, non-compliant companies may face suspension of their dealings with the Ministry in terms of completing permit requests or loss of the membership of best preforming firms as well as other services available in the system.

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