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Up-close with Qatar’s new Labour Law : Hiring domestic workers

A lot of positive changes are taking place in Qatar on the labour front, and employers and employees need to keep pace with the developments to avoid inconveniences and getting caught on the wrong side of the law. There are lots of positives to be drawn from the new labour law set to come into effect in December. Apart from the topical WPS (Wages Protection System in Qatar), the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour, and Social Affairs has also put in place measures specifically aimed at streamlining the recruitment of domestic workers. What’s in the New Law? The law deals with the entry, exit, and residency of foreign workers in the country. Its principal highlight is the requirement that all incoming workers ought to have a written job contract before arriving in the country. It is a requirement of the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour, and Social Affairs that all…