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More than 750 Oman companies fined for violating midday rule

Penalties can include fines of up to $1,300, a month in jail, or both

More than 750 Oman companies fined for violating midday rule
Fines for violating the rule range from OMR 100 ($260) to OMR 500 ($1,299), or, in some cases, a jail term of up to one month. The penalties can be doubled for repeat violations.

Over 750 companies have been fined for violating Oman’s midday break regulations in 2018, according to local media reports.

Citing Ministry of Manpower (MoM) statistics, the Times of Oman said of 2,665 companies that faced inspection between June and August, 771 were found in violation.

In August, 158 companies were found violating the rule, compared to 362 in July and 251 in June.

The midday break rule – which was in effect between June 1 and August 31 – forbids outdoor work between 12:30pm and 3:30pm.

Fines for violating the rule range from OMR 100 ($260) to OMR 500 ($1,299), or, in some cases, a jail term of up to one month. The penalties can be doubled for repeat violations.

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