Qatar Labour Law


This workshop addresses the current trends in Qatar labour and immigration laws beneficial to anyone working in Qatar industry sectors, explains how the labour and immigration law affects your company and employees and also addresses issues that often arise in the labour and employment context or for anyone who needs a better understanding of Qatar labour laws.



Learning Outcome

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
• Understand the significance of local labour contracts
• Identify the implications of terminating an employee and know which employee entitlements are discretionary for employers
• Calculate end of service and gratuity
• Gain an understanding of the statutory and regulatory provisions relating to immigration and sponsorship
• Learn to address the most common labour issues

Course Content

In the light of the current circumstances due to COVID-19, the Rulers and Government of Qatar have taken a number of steps for the benefit of its citizens and residents. As part of the session we will also examine:
• New measures announced by the Qatar Government
• Impact of Covid-19 on Immigration and Recruitment matters
• Managing headcount cost
• Support employers though this period

Introduction to Employment Law
• Legal System and Employment Legislation
• Corporate Establishment Models
• Government Agencies

Key Legislation
• Employment Law – Main Provisions

Employment and Visa Requirements
• Recruitment of GCC Nationals
• Recruitment of non-GCC Nationals
• Work Permit and Residence Permit Application Process
• Visa Requirements
• Immigration Law
• Penalties

Employment Contracts
• Types of Contracts
• Requirements
• Minimum Content

State Issues for Employers
• Discrimination
• Data Protection
• Occupational Injury
• Company Liability for Employee Actions
• End of Service Gratuity (EOSG)

State Minimum Entitlements
• Limited and Unlimited Term Contract
• Probationary Periods
• Salary
• Wages Protection System
• Remuneration and Benefits
• Working Hours
• Overtime
• Annual Leave
• Sick Leave
• Other Leave
• Medical

State Resignation and Termination
• Resignation
• Termination of Employment
• Repatriation

State Protecting the Employer
• Non-compete clauses
• Confidentiality

Q & A Session