LAW ISSUED TO AMEND SOME PROVISIONS OF QATAR LABOR LAW

To protect workers’ rights and simplify litigation between an employer and worker, HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani yesterday issued Law No.13 of 2017 under which a Labor Dispute Resolution Committee (LDRC) will be formed among other legal steps. The Committee will be established within the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs (ADLSA).

The new law has been issued after amending some provisions of the Labor Law promulgated by Law No.14 of 2004 and No.13 of 1990. The law amended some provisions of some articles in the previous law and stipulated the formation of one or more committees, named Labor Dispute Resolution Committee (LDRC), which will be established within ADLSA.

The law indicates that dispute between employee and employer first needs to be considered by the Labor Relations Department that shall settle the dispute within seven days. If the department fails to settle the dispute within the designed period, the department shall, accordingly, transfer the case to the dispute committee within three working days.

Source: Government of Qatar

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