Qatar: New labour law further clarified for expats

While Qatar's expat community is still trying to work out if the new entry and exit law that came into play on 13 December, 2016 either benefits or hinders it

As the country gets to grips with the intricacies of the new entry and exit law that came into play 13 December 2016, a further clarification has been made by the Ministry of Administrative Development Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA).
As the country gets to grips with the intricacies of the new entry and exit law that came into play 13 December 2016, a further clarification has been made by the Ministry of Administrative Development Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA).

New labour law sees further refinement and clarification.

While Qatar's expat community is still trying to work out if the new entry and exit law that came into play on 13 December, 2016 either benefits or hinders it, a further clarification has been made public by Ministry of Administrative Development Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA).

Reported by Al Raya relating to the new labour law that came into effect 13 December, 2016 and officially did away with the 'Kafala' sponsorship-based law, the Ministry of Administrative Development Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) has determined the circumstances and rules regarding an employee’s job change as well as the departure from the country in this case.

The authority outlines that the new employer must gain the government’s approval on the same employee’s nationality, gender, and profession and it must not have restrictions that forbid new employee hiring procedures.

If the job contract was of a limited duration, the Ministry added that the employee should give 30 days’ resignation notice before the expiry date of the job contract.

If the job contract was of an unlimited duration however, the employee has to complete working five years for his/her employer and the notice period in this case should be 60 days.
 

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