More than 500 violators of the Labour Law were recorded last week, according to the Ministry of Manpower.
During April 2 to the 8, the Ministry of Manpower’s labour inspection team found 565 cases that were in violation of the Labour Law.
Of these cases, 402 were commercial workers, 61 were agricultural workers, and 102 were domestic workers.
After investigating the violations, 534 workers were arrested, including 350 fugitive workers. 153 were workers who were let go, and 31 workers did not carry official documents.
The Muscat Governorate recorded the highest number of violations during this period, at 182 cases, followed by Al Batinah Governorate at 147 cases.
The authorities at the Ministry of Manpower have proceeded with legal action towards the cases.
The Ministry of Manpower also recorded during this week the deportation of 404 workers as a result of the violation of the provisions of the Labor Law.