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Saudi Arabia Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Social Insurance Process Changes Announced. Effective from 1 February 2022, the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) has announced the following amendments to the GOSI registration and contributions processes: Contributions for mid-month starte...

Jan 25, 2022 2 min read

Saudi Arabia Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Effective from 1 January 2022, the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) announced changes to employee and employer contribution rates for the unemployment insurance law (SANED) GOSI component by reducing the total SANED contribution from 2% to 1.5%, wit...

Jan 21, 2022 2 min read

Saudi Arabia Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Saudi Arabia – 20% of All Engineering Positions must be filled by Saudi Nationals. The government of Saudi Arabia has announced that, effective from 14 January 2021, all private sector employers with more than four engineering positions must employ at least one ...

Sep 28, 2020 1 min read

Saudi Arabia Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Saudi Arabia – Visas and Iqamas Extended due to COVID-19. On 5 July 2020, the Ministry of Interior for Saudi Arabia announced the below exemptions and extension for visas and residency permits for expatriates: Free of charge extension of final exit visas. ...

Jul 7, 2020 2 min read

Saudi Arabia Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Saudi Arabia – Gradual Easing of Restrictions. The Ministry of Interior for Saudi Arabia, has announced the below five steps for the gradual lifting of the COVID-19 related restrictions. First: From Thursday 5 Shawwal 1441 AH corresponding to 28 May 2020 u...

May 28, 2020 3 min read

Saudi Arabia Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Saudi Arabia – Value Added Tax Increases to 15%. Mercans, a leading KSA payroll outsourcing, PEO/GEO, employee leasing, recruitment and BPO services provider, has published KSA payroll outsourcing alert. Subscribe to Mercans’ KSA payroll outsourcing alerts to ensu...

May 19, 2020 2 min read

Saudi Arabia Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Saudi Arabia – The Government Rolls Out the Next Phase of Wage Protection System (WPS) Mercans, a leading KSA payroll outsourcing, PEO/GEO, employee leasing, recruitment and BPO services provider, has published KSA payroll outsourcing alert. Subscribe to Mercans’ ...

May 10, 2020 6 min read

Executive Regulation Amendment in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia – The Labor Law Amendment to treat COVID-19 as a force majeure. The Ministry of Human Resource and Social Development of Saudi Arabia has issued an amendment to the executive regulation of Saudi Arabian Labor Law by adding the following article (Artic...

Apr 14, 2020 2 min read

Salary Incentives Announced in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia –The Government Announced Salary Incentives for Saudi National Employees The government of Saudi Arabia has announced financial support measures to private sector employers with Saudi national staff. The support program introduced by the Ministry of H...

Apr 3, 2020 2 min read

Tax Stimulus Package in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia – Tax Incentives Introduced to Stimulate Economy and Support Private Sector. Due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, the General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT) of Saudi Arabia has introduced the following initiatives: Monthly VAT returns submi...

Mar 30, 2020 1 min read

Temporary Travel Restrictions in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia – Temporary travel restrictions implemented due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Due to the global outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Saudi Arabia has introduced the following temporary travel restrictions: Suspen...

Mar 2, 2020 1 min read

Saudi Arabia Payroll Outsourcing

Mercans’ Payroll Outsourcing Services in Saudi Arabia leverage Mercans’ long-term experience in delivery client-centric payroll outsourcing solutions to multi-national companies utilizing its powerful and scalable Global Payroll Suite HR Blizz. Mercans delivers fu...

May 12, 2019 3 min read

Saudi Arabia Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Payroll & HR Insights From a Global Payroll Outsourcing Provider Clarification of the treatment of Company Provided Housing in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labour (MOL) introduced the Wage Protections System (WPS) in 2013. All employers with more t...

Feb 19, 2019 5 min read

Saudi Arabia Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Payroll & HR Insights From a Global Payroll Outsourcing Provider The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Eases Immigration and ‘Saudization’ Rules During January 2019, the government of Saudi Arabia has introduced several changes to its Nitaqat (Saudization) and immigrat...

Feb 19, 2019 2 min read

Saudi Arabia Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Mercans' Saudi Arabia Payroll Outsourcing solutions guarantee compliance. Saudi Arabia payroll outsourcing leader Mercans has issued the following Wage Protection System (WPS) compliance-related alert to the companies operating in Saudi Arabia. Mercans offers lega...

Aug 15, 2018 6 min read

Critical advice before you bring foreign labor to the Middle East

Critical advice before you bring foreign labor to the Middle East Say you’re a business owner or an executive in the Middle East who is in need of new specialists you are unable to source locally. This has put you in a situation where you have to find the suitab...

May 14, 2016 3 min read

What to keep in mind when applying for a job in the Middle East

Applying for a job is never easy, you have to very carefully advertise yourself. Just as your CV should be tailored to each specific job, so too should it be tailored to fit different regions and cultures around the world as you consider employment across internati...

Mar 29, 2016 3 min read

GCC Countries, including UAE, align policies for the quick introduction of a Value Adde...

The Gulf Cooperation Council countries are currently coordinating their tax policy with the aim to introduce a value-added tax (VAT) as soon as possible. According to Younis Haji Al Khoori, Undersecretary at the Emirates’ Ministry of Finance, the introduction wi...

Jan 19, 2016 2 min read

On the way to an unbeatable job application

A CV is much more than an overview of your skills and education. It’s part of your effort to convince a prospective employer that they should hire you - and not someone else. Whoever has a look at it should know three things right away, namely who you are, what ...

Dec 21, 2015 5 min read

Payroll Outsourcing – Answer to Saudi Arabia WPS Rules

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labor expands the WPS compliance requirements. Consider payroll outsourcing solutions in order to comply with the WPS requirements in Saudi Arabia. The Ministry of Labor has announced that effective from November 1, 2015, all companies w...

Nov 23, 2015 2 min read

Payroll Outsourcing in Saudi Arabia Best Way to Stay Compliant with Labor Law Changes

10 things you need to know about the latest changes in the Saudi Arabian Labor Law. The Ministry of Labor for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced 38 amendments to the Labor Law. These changes went into effect from October 18, 2015. The full text of the amendment...

Nov 7, 2015 3 min read

Hundreds of Engineers Show Up for the Engineering Recruitment Day in Riyadh

Mercans’ hosted a Recruitment Day for engineers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on July 31, 2015. Candidates from the following disciplines were invited to attend the Interview Day: Structural/Civil Engineers Architectural Engineers Electrical Engineers Mech...

Aug 1, 2015 1 min read

Things to Consider Before Accepting a Job in the Middle East

The salaries in the Middle East are often many times higher than in your home country. On top of that, there is no income tax in most of the countries in the Middle East. This means that your net earnings will be several times higher than what you would be earning at home...

Jul 25, 2015 5 min read

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labor introduces new regulations for telecommuter programs

The Ministry of Labor for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued a Ministerial Decree No. 792 dated December 14, 2014 and effective from February 20, 2015, which establishes procedural requirements for the companies that wish to employ telecommuters or teleworkers....

Jul 16, 2015 2 min read

Mercans’ Interview Day for Engineers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Mercans will be holding a special Recruitment Day for qualified engineers and engineering specialists on 31 July 2015 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Please see the list of vacancies below.

Jul 11, 2015 3 min read