The Council of Ministers recently announced a plan to allow children (sons and daughters both) of resident expatriate families in Qatar to be able to work in the private sector, without having to transfer their residency to their employer. Legislation pending
The Council of Ministers intend to introduce a statutory requirement, wherein employers will be required to pay their employees a non-discriminatory minimum salary. Legislation pending
The Council of Ministers support for new legislation that would remove the requirement to obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from current employers, in order to change employers, in instances where the employee has completed the probationary period with their current employer. Legislation pending
The Council of Ministers recently endorsed a plan to abolish the exit permit system in Qatar for all categories of foreign nationals, including those not subject to Qatar’s labour laws. Legislation pending
The Ministry of Interior has introduced and announced a new process for employers to complete their work visa procedure, which must now be undertaken through the newly established Qatar Visa centres
Even in the era of far-reaching international trade agreements and regional economic and political partnerships, the majority of laws and regulations governing the workplace are still determined by the individual countries where employees work.
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The new law has been approved and is awaiting publication in the Gazette.
This law introduces the ability of expatriates to apply for permanent residency in Qatar.
New law, pertaining to an employer’s ability to prevent a foreign national employee from exiting the country, removes the requirement for employees to obtain a no objection certificate (NOC) from their employer in order to exit the country
Cabinet Resolution No. 6 of 2018 was brought into effect to enhance and implement a regulatory framework within which labour disputes will be heard