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Original name: قانون رقم 17 لسنة 2018 بشأن إنشاء صندوق دعم وتأمين العمال
Name: Law No. 17 of 2018 Establishing the Workers’ Support and Insurance Fund.
Country: Qatar
Subject(s): Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2018-11-19
Entry into force:
ISN: QAT-2018-L-107337
Bibliography: Legislation Online in Arabic Legislation Online in Arabic ALMEEZAN - Qatar Legal Portal, Qatar PDF in Arabic PDF in Arabic (consulted on 2019-03-05)
Abstract/Citation: The fund aims to support, ensure and provide care for workers, guarantee their rights and provide a healthy and safe working environment for them. In particular it is tasked with (Art. 5):
1.Providing the needed and sustainable financial resources for the support and insurance of workers.
2.Paying the workers' benefits, which are settled by the labor dispute settlement committees, and subsequently reclaiming those amounts from the employer.
3.Contributing to the provision and establishment of playgrounds, entertainment venues, or workers’ accommodation, in coordination with the relevant authorities.
The fund shall receive for its annual budget 60% of the fees collected for workers’ permits and their renewal (Art. 4).
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