Working mothers will now get 98 days of paid maternity leave which covers the periods before and after a child's birth. They can also avail of unpaid leave for up to one year for child care. Once they get back to work, they are entitled to an hour for child care every day. Fathers can file paternity leave for seven days. Those who need to take care for a sick family member have the option to avail of a 15-day leave. Employees are entitled to 182 days of sick leave, with certain conditions applied. Full pay will be given for the first day until the 21st day; 75 per cent of salary for 22nd until 35th; 50 per cent for 36th until 70th; and 35 per cent for 71st until 182nd day. Fifteen days of study leave are granted to employees enrolled in schools, institutes, or universities. A female Muslim worker is entitled to 130 days of leave in case of her husband's death; and 14 days for a non-Muslim woman. Workers can be granted special leaves without pay.
Part-time work The law now allows employees to temporarily work for another employer — a decision aimed at easing business operations and reducing recruitment costs.
Probation, appraisals Employers may terminate an employee's contract if he/she fails to achieve performance and productivity goals. The worker shall be notified about areas of inefficiency and given no less than six months to address them. Business owners are also required to establish a performance appraisal system.
Omanisation Expat employees can be terminated if an Omani worker is employed to replace them in the same position. This provision seeks to facilitate the process of 'Omanisation', according to the government.
Women's area A dedicated rest space should be created in establishments with more than 25 female employees.
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According to the new system, recognition criteria include the category of the HEI where the certificate was issued. In other words, the lower the rank of the HEI, the more conditions and requirements are applied to attain recognition. For example, for universities ranked from 1-200, it is enough to verify the validity of the certificate, and no other criteria or conditions are required for recognition, excluding certificates related to specialized professions. Under the new system, certificates related to certain specializations and issued by foreign HEIs are immediately recognized once their validity is verified and if the university is accredited in case, it ranked 601 and above, without any additional conditions or criteria. This, in turn, enhances the efficiency of the overall recognition procedures.
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