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  1. Qatar - - Law, Act

    Law No. 15 of 2017 concerning Domestic Workers.

    Adoption: 2017-08-22 | QAT-2017-L-105099

    The provisions which apply to expatriate workers shall apply to the recruitment of domestic workers, their medical examination and residence permits. A domestic worker may not be employed other than by virtue of a labour contract, which is written and certified by the department, in three copies. The labour contract shall include provisions relating to the employment relationship between both parties.

    At date of entry, this Law was awaiting publication in the Official Gazette in order to enter into force.

  2. Qatar - - Law, Act

    Law No. 13 of 2017 which amends several provisions of the Labour Law promulgated by Law No. 14 of 2004 and Law No. 13 of 1990 which promulgates the Civil and Commercial Proceedings Law.

    Adoption: 2017-08-16 | QAT-2017-L-104948

    Article 2 of Law No. 14 of 2004 of the Labour Law, is replaced by a new text.

    Article 1 paragraphs (1, 2 &21) and Article 64 of Law No. 14 of 2004 of the Labour Law, are replaced by a new texts.

    A new chapter shall be added to the abovementioned Labour Law, under the name of “Chapter eleven bis “ Settlement of individual workers’ disputes”.

    Article 6 of the abovementioned Law No. 13 of 1990 and article 126/7 of the abovementioned Labour Law shall be revoked as well as any judgment which violates the provisions of this law.

    At date of entry, this Law was awaiting publication in the Official Gazette in order to enter into force.

  3. Qatar - - Law, Act

    Law No. 1 of 2017 amending several provisions of Law No. 21 of 2015, which regulates the entrance, exit and residence of expatriates. - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2017-02-12 | Date of entry into force: 2017-02-13 | QAT-2017-L-105098

    Article 7 of of Law No. 21 of 2015, which regulates the entrance, exit and residence of expatriates, is replaced by a new text.


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