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New decision on part-time employment of juveniles

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Dr. Mahad bin Said bin Ali Ba'owain, Minister of Labour, issued Ministerial Resolution 115/2021 regarding the part-time employment for juveniles.

The decision is based on the Labour Law issued by Royal Decree 35/2003, and Royal Decree 89/2020, establishing the Ministry of Labor and determining its terms of reference and the adoption of its organizational structure, and to Ministerial Resolution 217/2016 regarding the system of employment of juveniles and the businesses and professions in which they may be employed, and to Ministerial Resolution 40/2017 regarding the organization of part-time work, and based on what is required by the public interest.

Article 1 states that those eligible are GED students enrolled in public or private schools, those not less than 15 years of age, and jobs listed by the Ministry of Manpower.

The employment can take place only during breaks after semester exams with approval from parents. The decision states that the wages and the working hours of the employees will be determined by both parties through a contract.

Article 2 states that the decision 40/2017 is repealed, as well as everything that contradicts this decision or contravenes its provisions.

Article Three: This decision shall be published in the Official Gazette, and come into force from the day following the date of its publication.

Earlier decision

Decision 40/2017 stated that a part-time Omani worker may be employed where his daily working hours should not exceed more than four hours, and should not exceed 25 hours in a week. The part-time work is limited for Omanis and at a minimum hourly wage of RO3. It allows those aged 15 to 18 to work part-time. The work hours should be from 6 am to 6 pm.

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