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.
A new resolution facilitates the ability to obtain an entry visa for undertaking temporary work by foreign nationals
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