In the past month, there have been several labour and employment law developments, chief among them: i) with COVID-19 restrictions lifted, employers are now able to return to the office at 80% capacity; and ii) the government has launched an online platform to facilitate the filing of labour complaints by employees. Lifting of COVID-19 Restrictions […]
New regulatory guidelines on Law No. 13 of 2016 concerning the Personal Data Protection Law Qatar was one of first countries in the Middle East to introduce a standalone data protection law. The Personal Data Protection Law (the “PDPL”) was issued more than four years ago. The PDPL incorporated concepts familiar from other international privacy frameworks […]
The minimum wage under Qatar Law No. 17 of 2020 has been in force since 20 March 2021.
Foreign nationals over 60 years of age are now required to show proof of private health insurance when applying for their work residence permit or on renewal of their permit. For more information on these articles or any other issues involving labour and employment matters in Qatar, please contact Sara Khoja (Partner) of Clyde […]
Law No. 16 of 2020 amending some provisions of Law No. 21 of 2015 on the regulations of expatriates’ entry, exit and residence removes the requirement to obtain permission from existing employers to move jobs.
Law No. 18 of 2020 provides for the following: Article 39 provides for the following: Parties may agree to a maximum of one six months probationary period. Termination rights during the probationary period: the employer may terminate the contract if the employee is unfit to carry his/her duties subject to serving one month of prior […]
Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs Decision No. 25 of 2020 determining the minimum wage for workers and domestic workers was issued following the publication of Law No. 17 of 2020. The Decision provides for a minimum wage of QAR 1000, being a 25% increase to the previous temporary minimum wage (QAR 750). […]
Law No. 17 of 2020 on determining the minimum wage for labourers and domestic workers was announced by the Emir of Qatar in October 2019 and signed into law on 30 August 2020.
Qatar has set up an electronic portal for Qatar residents to apply for an exceptional entry permit to return to Qatar.
New Circular stipulates that employees attending the workplace, are only permitted to work between the hours of 7am to 8pm from Sunday to Thursday.