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  1. nagwowork po ako dito sa ceramics company dito sa jeddah KSA, pano po ba ung tamang computation ng end of service award may formula po ba don para mas clear po ung nkalgay sa saudi labor law? kasi po may mga kasamahan po ako dito na nag end of contract 4 years na po sya sa work pero ang kwenta lang po ng opisina nmin ay 5 days lang po per year, eh ang nkalagay po sa saudi labor law na pag kakaintindi ko po ay dapat eh half month of a reward ang dapat makuha fot the 1st 5 years tama po ba un, pag naka 6 years of service po pano nmn po ang kwenta non?

    maraming salamat po at sana masagot po ang aking katanungan…. God bless po

    • Hi Jessie,

      Sana mabasa rin ito ng iba nating mga mambabasa.

      Meron lang akong konting pakiusap sa aking mga kahanay.

      Marami po kayong makikitang mga mahalagang entry sa blog na ito, mag surf sa mga link or previous entries sa blog natin. Madali lamang po, kung may katanongan kayo pumunta po kayo sa may “SEARCH” portion ng ating blog at isulat ang dapat ninyong malaman tungkol sa inyong problema.
      Maraming Salamat sa unawa!

      END OF SERVICE BENEFITS (ESB) or Service Award

      A service award or end of service benefit refers to the incentive pay or grant given by employer in recognition of the number of years of service rendered by worker. Generally, the award or benefit is given by employer at the end of, upon the termination of the contract.

      The grant of service award under Saudi Labor Law depends on the nature of the contract of employment agreed upon by the worker and employer, i.e., whether it is for a specified period or not.

      1) 5 Years and below
      a) Wages: Basic + Allowances
      b) Specified Contract: 1 / 2 month pay
      c) Unspecified Contract: 1/6 of months pay

      2) Above 5 years but below 10 years
      a) Wages: Basic + Allowances
      b) Specified Contract: 1 month pay
      c) Unspecified Contract: 2 / 3 of months pay

      3) Above 10 Years
      a) Wages: Basic + Allowances
      b) Specified Contract: 1 month pay
      c) Unspecified Contract: 1 month pay

      I: Specified Contract

      For contract with specified period, and the contract comes to an end, the worker is entitled to an award for the period of his service to be computed on the basis of half (1/2) months pay for each of the first five years and one (1) month’s pay for each of the subsequent years.

      Example: 5 years & below
      Computation: Basic + Allowance / 2 x 5 years = ESB
      Basic pay : 1,200.00
      Food Allowance : 200.00
      Transpo Allowance : 200.00
      Housing Allowance : 300.00
      ==========
      Total : 1,900.00
      Divide 2
      ==========
      950.00
      x 5
      ========== = Total ESB : 4,750.00

      II: Unspecified Contract

      For contract with unspecified term, the worker who resigns or cancels the same shall be entitled to one third of the award given in the case of specified period (1/6 of the award), if his service period is less than two consecutive years and not more than five years. If the service period is more than five years but less than ten years, he shall be entitled to 2 / 3 of the award. The worker shall be entitled to the full award if he has served for more than ten years. (Art. 88, Saudi Labor Law).

      Example: 5 years & below
      Computation: Basic + Allowance / 6 x 5 years = ESB
      Basic pay : 1,200.00
      Food Allowance : 200.00
      Transpo Allowance : 200.00
      Housing Allowance : 300.00
      ==========
      Total : 1,900.00
      Divide 6
      ==========
      316.66
      x 5
      ==========
      Total ESB : 1,583.30

      Note: Computation of ESB upon final termination of contract will be based on your current monthly basic pay and present allowances.

      Important Note:
      The content of the reply does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied on as such. Specific advice should be sought to the proper Philippine Mission in Saudi Arabia about your employment problem. Thanks.

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