Shura Council Discusses Draft Law on Minimum Wages for Workers

The Shura Council’s regular weekly meeting, chaired by HE the Speaker Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud, yesterday discussed a draft law on setting a minimum wage for workers and domestic workers.

Under the provisions of the draft law, a committee, called the Minimum Wages Committee, shall be established at the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs. The committee’s formation, system of work and rewards shall be determined by a Cabinet decision, based on the proposal of the Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs. The Committee shall be responsible for studying and reviewing the minimum wages for workers in accordance with the controls stipulated in the draft law.

After discussion, the Council decided to refer the draft law to the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee for further study and a report.

Source: Government of Qatar