Qatar Changes Labor Laws Including Minimum Wage

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law no. 17 of 2020 sets the minimum wage in qatar for all private-sector workers, including domestic workers, at qar 1,000 per month as a basic wage, as well as qar 500 per month allocated by the employer for accommodation expenses and qar 300 per month for food, unless the employer already provides adequate food or accommodation for the employee …

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The Media Line Staff 08/31/2020 Qatar on Sunday announced changes to its labor laws, including an increase of the minimum monthly

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Minimum wage In March 2021, Qatar introduced a minimum wage of QAR 1,000, which applies to all employees across all sectors in Qatar, including domestic workers. The employer must additionally provide QAR 500 per month for accommodation and QAR 300 per month for food unless provided by their employer.

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1. Construction companies operating as contractors in Qatar are among the businesses that are likely to be affected by the changes, including in the following ways: 1. All employment contracts will need updated, where workers earn less than the minimum wage; 2. The labour market will experience greater competition since employees can change employers, and employers can attract the best talent in the local market; 3. Productivity rates on site could improve, associated with notions of independence, competition and increased incentives to perform; 1. Potential increased cost to contractors of undertaking the work. Contractors should investigate whether the increased costs incurred as a result of the new law are recoverable under the 'change in law' provisions in their contract.
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Additional legislation, Law No. 17 of 2020, adopted today also establishes a minimum wage of 1,000 Qatari riyals (QAR) which will enter into force six months after the law’s publication in the Official Gazette. The new minimum wage will apply to all workers, of all nationalities and in all sectors, including domestic workers.

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Qatar has introduced new labour laws: the country is establishing the first minimum wage in the Gulf States, which will increase the wages of 400,000 migrant workers by 33%. The country is also dismantling the “kafala” sponsorship system and is enabling migrant workers to change employers and exit and enter the country for work more easily.

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Country scraps need for employers’ permission before changing jobs, minimum wage set at 1,000 Qatari riyals. 07:35 Doha, Qatar Qatar

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An additional legislation, also adopted at the same time, establishes a minimum wage of 1,000 Qatari riyals which will enter into force six months after the law's publication in the Official Gazette. The new minimum wage will apply to all workers, of all nationalities and in all sectors, including domestic workers. In addition to the basic minimum wage, employers must ensure …

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a free person (as a slave) and eats the price, and one who employs a laborer and gets the full work done by him but does not pay him his wages.’ “ Al-Bukhari - Ibn Majah ***** It was narrated from ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar that the Prophet (PBUH) said: “Give the worker his wages before his sweat dries.” Sunan Ibn Majah - 5 - Law No. (14) of 2004 on Promulgating the Labour Law

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Legislations of Qatar - International Agreements; Legislations of Qatar- Rulings ; Main Page / Legislations / Law No. 14 of 2004 on the promulgation of Labour Law / Chapter Seven / Organization of Hours of Work and Holiday. Font Size: / / Law No. 14 of 2004 on the promulgation of Labour Law. Law Summary Record Type: Law Number: 14 Date: 19/05/2004 …

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Qatar set a minimum wage in 2017, which currently stands at QR1,000 per month. The employer also has to allocate QR500 per month for accommodation and QR300 for food, unless already provided. In addition, no new contracts will be approved unless they first meet these basic needs.

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Qatar announces changes to labour law including minimum wage Qatar has scrapped a rule requiring employers’ consent to change jobs and said it will also implement a basic monthly minimum wage of 1,000 Qatari riyals ($274).

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according to, law no. 17 of 2020 on setting the minimum wage for workers and domestic workers sets the minimum wage for all private sector workers, including domestic workers, at qar 1,000 per month as a basic wage, as well as qar 500 per month allocated by the employer for accommodation expenses and qar 300 per month for food, unless the …

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Coming into effect 9 October this year, Law No. 17 sets the minimum wage at QAR 1,000 per month ($275), plus QAR 500 per month ($137) for accommodation and QAR 300 per month ($82) for food. It also removes the requirement for foreign workers to obtain a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from their employer to work for someone else.

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According to, Law No. 17 of 2020 on Setting the Minimum Wage for Workers and Domestic Workers sets the minimum wage for all private sector workers, including domestic workers, at QAR 1,000 per month as a basic wage, as well as QAR 500 per month allocated by the employer for accommodation expenses and QAR 300 per month for food, unless the …

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Minimum Wage There is no minimum wage system in Qatar, but, the law emphasizes that employers should clearly mention the compensation in the contract and adhere to that. Further, Qatar maintains deals with certain countries …

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Qatar Labor Laws and Regulations Posted on July 29th, 2013. Despite its small size, Qatar continues to be a magnet for business and investments not only from the region, but also on a global scale. Qatar Labor Law has played a key role in the country's development to date, and will continue to be a critical component of Qatar’s growth moving ahead in trying to recruit and …

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What are the labour laws in qatar?

Reforming Qatar’s Labour Laws. The Government of the State of Qatar has implemented major labour reforms in the past few years, including: Minimum wage. In March 2021, Qatar introduced a minimum wage of QAR 1,000, which applies to all employees across all sectors in Qatar, including domestic workers.

What does qatars minimum wage increase mean for workers?

On August 30, Qatar amended its labour laws, increasing its minimum wage to 1,000 riyals (about Rs 20,000) for all workers in the gas-rich kingdom, replacing a temporary wage of 750 riyals introduced in 2017.

What changes have been made to the qatar labour market?

The Government of the State of Qatar has implemented major labour reforms in the past few years, including: In March 2021, Qatar introduced a minimum wage of QAR 1,000, which applies to all employees across all sectors in Qatar, including domestic workers.

Whats new in qatar for workers?

Most notably Qatar has: Introduced new laws that mean the majority of workers no longer need exit permits to leave the country. Announced procedures allowing workers to change employment freely, without requiring a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from their previous employer. Introduced a non-discriminatory minimum wage.

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