By RODOLFO C. ESTIMO JR. www.arabnews.com
RIYADH: More than a hundred shops dealing in communication devices such as mobile phones were caught on the wrong foot during a crackdown by the Labor Ministry in the capital recently.
The inspectors, led by Mohamed bin Fahd Al-Issa, director of the inspection department of the ministry, visited 174 markets and shops in eastern Riyadh, an online report said.
A total 120 shops doing business in communications devices were found violating labor rules, Al-Issa was quoted as saying.
He said eight shops dealing in women’s items were found to be violating the terms of employment
A total of 20 workers were found to have been illegally hired, he said, adding that they were under the sponsorship of other employers. More info
Al-Issa said the inspection was conducted to remind both employers and employees that their operations are being monitored by the authorities.