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4 weeks ago 67815
After a year of its introduction the Wage Protection System (WPS) is being hailed as a success. The WPS requires employers to directly transfer workers’ salaries into their specified bank accounts. Initially the workers had to reportedly face inconvenience due to a dearth of ATM machines, however, such issues have been resolved effectively by the authorities.
As workers have grown familiar with the use of ATM...
1 month ago 5196, By : Mohammad Azher
Over a week back we told you about some of the offences that are punishable by jail time in Qatar. In the first part, we talked about food code violations, thefts and embezzlement, finding lost property; today we will continue from there.
Coercion, threats and blackmail:
Forcing people to do something that they would normally not do is coercion. Coercion can be by force or by other means. According to Article 351 of the Qatar...
1 month ago 4558
The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) has put a new ruling that employees will have the right to switch jobs without getting a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from their employers if the company fails to pay their monthly salaries within seven days of the due date.
According to an official from the MADLSA, a decision to this effect has been taken at the ministerial level and it will be...
1 month ago 9747
The Kafala system remained a sore spot for Qatar for quite a long time and Qatar had to be at the receiving end of scathing criticism because of it many times. The authorities promised to remove and they delivered in December 2016. The much-awaited new labour law was implemented throughout the country with immediate effect. "Qatar remains thoroughly committed to the establishment of a labour system, which is fair everyone; both the...
1 month ago 11755, By : Mohammad Azher
Due to the rapid growth in the number of cars in the country, road safety has become one of the most important issues for the authorities. To make roads in Qatar safer and decongested the authorities have put in place a very robust traffic law, hundreds of professional categories have been barred from obtaining a license and recently it was announced that every expat regardless of citizenship must take the driving test to obtain a driving...
1 month ago 1175, By : Daniel Clark
The types of defense that are available when it comes to personal injury suits come down to six main types. No matter if you’re the plaintiff or the defense, everyone should be aware of these types of defense before you get involved in a personal injury case.
Read on to get the details about each type of defense and what their implications are for the fate of the lawsuit. And make sure you have an excellent personal...
2 months ago 38631, By : Mohammad Azher
Applying for switching from one employer to another was quite a stress in Qatar when the Kafala system was in place, however, since its abolishment the process has become easier and pretty straightforward and hassle free.
Ever since the abolishment the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Transport for the purpose of creating awareness...
2 months ago 20496, By : Mohammad Azher
In modern day societies, punishments that are specified by the respective penal codes of countries for offences are meant to be a deterrent in the first place and second when meted out to offenders, the sentences are not only a punishment but also as a path that is supposed to lead to the reformation of the offenders, such that when they re-enter the society after their sentences, they can contribute to the society and at the same time live...
2 months ago 60097
Transfer to other employer
An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.
Part time job are now allowed Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.
Staying out of Country, still can come...
2 months ago 8586
I am working as a saleswoman in a laundry shop on a limited contract since May 2015. Recently the company transferred me to their shop in a mall.
The company is forcing me to work during public holidays without compensation. When I objected to it, the company threatened me with termination. I told the management that they can terminate me for not working on public holidays and I will seek assistance from the Ministry of Labour.
3 months ago 51811, By : Mohammad Azher
A few amendments to the Law No 21 of 2015 were issued by the Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in the form of Law No. 21 of 2015 meant for the regulation of entry, exit and the residence of expats. The law would come into effect a day after its publication in the official gazette, Qatar News Agency said.
Following are the highlights of the amended law:
1. The amended law gives expat workers the the right to exit the...
3 months ago 16459, By : Gaurav Sharma
Law no 21 of 2017 was issued by His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Wednesday, that amends provisions of the Law No 21 of 2015 regulating the entry, exit, and residence of expatriates.
The law would be effective on the day following the date of its publication in the official gazette, according to the Qatar News Agency.
As per the amendment, an expatriate worker shall have the right to exit the country for...
3 months ago 71319
The work week is a maximum of 48 hours per week with a maximum of eight hours per day excluding lunch break; during Ramadan this is reduced to 36 hours per week and six hours per day with one interval or more ranging from one to three hours for prayer, rest, and meals. Workers shall not work more than five consecutive hours. Friday is the weekly rest day for all laborers except shift workers; those required to work are entitled to a day off...
3 months ago 658, By : Daniel Clark
The world that we live in is not ideal and hence, uncertainties are bound to exist. In a world that is governed by Murphy’s Law, whether deliberately or errantly, these uncertainties can create a reason to break one’s contractual obligations. There can be many reasons why a breach of contract may happen namely, economic uncertainty; loss due to higher costs or a technical reason. A comprehensive agreement made beforehand from an...
3 months ago 91024
How to change Jobs?
The new Law No 21 of 2015 regulating the entry, exit and residency of expatriates has stipulated some very crucial provisions for the expatriate workers in Qatar.
One of the first provisions of the law is that the service periods of an expatriate worker will be calculated from the day he/she started working for their employer, including the days of employment prior to the implementation of the law, as announced by...