Saturday marks the day when new minimum wage comes in effect; a first of its kind reform introduced by Qatar as per Government Communications Office. This will protect both employers and workers.
The GCO elucidated “Qatar’s reforms have been recognised by major human rights groups and UN organisations. This progress makes Qatar the leader in the Gulf on labour reform as unlike others in the region, Qatar’s reforms are genuine, long-lasting and the product of years of careful planning.”
Interested persons can visit the website of GCO to know more about these laws : https://gco.gov.qa/en/focus/labour-reform/
Before this, the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) had announced the implementation of the new minimum wage for all workers shall start from Saturday.
This comes in implementation of Law No. 17 of 2020 regarding setting the minimum wage for workers and domestic workers.
The ministry has further added that all companies must comply with the minimum wage of QR1,000 when concluding contracts. Along with it, the employer should allocate an allowance if adequate housing and food for the worker or domestic worker are not provided. As per the new laws, minimum housing allowance is QR500, while food allowance is QR300, with the obligation to amend the employment contracts.
Last September, the ministry announced a six-month transition period to modify the conclusion of contracts so that employers could be able to prepare for the transition.
SOURCE : COVER