If you have received a job offer you must know the vital details of a Qatar employment contract. This agreement between the employer and you may contain different legal aspects that you should consider before signing it. Therefore, you must be clear about what it is and even have the expert assistance of lawyers who handle this type of document.
In this article, we provide you with all the necessary information that can allow you to be sure that you know your rights and obligations. Also, we will show you the types of contracts, how to check contract in Qatar, and other important points. Let us see:
Until 2020, to authenticate an employment contract Qatar, an employer had to attend a government services complex. However, as of June of that year, starts the application of a comprehensive service to carry out the process digitally. The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor, and Social Affairs announced this initiative.
On the other hand, the labour contract Qatar contains all the minors that define the employment relationship between the business and the worker. In this way, this type of contract defines the following:
In addition, the contract must legally be written in Arabic as it is the official language of the country.
The details of a Qatar employment contract are determined by the Domestic Workers and Labor Act (MADLSA). In addition, the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) brochure defines the rights of the workers. Some of the characteristics of the contracts are the following:
Therefore, you must know all the minors and the clauses of the contract before signing one.
After a Qatar employment contract has been established you will receive a temporary visa. In addition, you can visit the website of the Ministry of the Interior to follow the process of issuing said visa. However, an employer may determine that you are unable to perform the job for which you were hired, and the employer may terminate the contract.
However, you can only determine this according to what is established in the employment contract. In addition, you must inform the ADLSA through the electronic system one month before the termination.
On the other hand, Qatar limits job quotas in some industries. An example of this is the service industries in which a foreigner cannot perform that function. Therefore, you should make sure you understand your job before you accept a job offer or if you plan to change jobs.
In addition, all employment documents must be certified by a notary to ensure compliance with the requirements. Furthermore, you should keep in mind that the terms of the Qatar employment contract may change, so you must be vigilant. In the same way, employment contracts prevail over labour laws since they are stricter.
However, some laws protect workers even if they do not have an established contract.
On the other hand, you must own your contract copy Qatar, this is of the utmost importance. This is because, if you do not have a copy, it is considered a labor law violation. Thus, if this happens, you can file a complaint with the Department of Labor Relations.
All employers who want to digitally authenticate an employment contract Qatar must go to the ADLSA website. However, they must be subject to labor law to authenticate multilingual employment contracts. In addition, before the process, they must have on hand a smart card from the National Authentication System (NAS), as well as a valid bank card.
The steps you must follow are the following:
This way you will have authenticated the contract electronically and you can print it with the new authentication code.
Employees who want to obtain a Ministry of Labour Qatar contract, must enter the page http://empcont.adlsa.gob.qa/ and follow these steps:
In this way, you can obtain a certified copy of your Qatar employment contract.
A worker can terminate his employment contract Qatar according to law number 15 of the year 2017. Despite this, he retains his right to receive:
However, there must be a notice period by the employee, or by the employer if applicable. However, if these notice periods are not taken into account, the person who terminates the contract must pay compensation to the other party. This will be equal to the amount of the salary of the employee corresponding to the said period.
In the case of limited contracts, if their execution continues after completion, it is understood as extended indefinitely. Although this occurs without a defined agreement, the same conditions apply to this extension. In addition, this period is an extension of the previous one and, therefore, it is calculated from the start date of the service.
Additionally, both the employee and the employer can terminate the Qatar employment contract giving their reasons or not. For all this, you must consider that there are 3 types of contracts in Qatar which include the following:
In the case of the former, these have an exact end date that should not exceed 5 years. However, if both parties agree, they can extend the duration of said contract.
If the employment continues after the employment contract Qatar ends, in case of a fixed duration, it becomes one of indefinite duration. This occurs if there is no renewal agreement and this new contract will start from the date of the initial contract. On the other hand, a temporary work contract should not exceed 4 weeks but can be extended for the same period.
In the case of an unlimited contract in Qatar, it has no end date and can be terminated by both parties. In addition, the party who wants to end the contract does not need to give reasons for it. However, there must be a notice period before the termination of the contract by either party.
Termination of a contract will also require the company to pay the employee all outstanding wages and benefits. This must be done during the notice period, provided that the employee works during this period. In addition, if the employer asks the worker not to work during this period, he still has to pay all the benefits mentioned above.
In the case of unlimited or open contracts, either party can terminate it without giving any reason. However, the party ending the contract must give written notice as follows:
As we mentioned before, the termination of a Qatar employment contract without this notice period requires compensation.
Next, we show you some details that you can find in an employment contract Qatar. Therefore, you should consider each of them when receiving a job offer to work in Qatar.
A Qatar labour contract is a legal document for you to exercise your duties and also your employment rights. Therefore, you must know everything that defines this type of contract, as well as the types that you can find. In this way, you can have indications of what the employment relationship with your employer will be like.
For this purpose, you should have the necessary legal advice to fully understand each of the aspects, terms, and conditions of the contract. Hence, our company offers legal advice like no other in the Middle East. Not only in terms of the labor laws of Qatar and other nations but also the following services:
If you need our help in understanding or writing a Qatar employment contract, do not hesitate to contact us. To do this, you have our email [email protected] and the telephone number +971 433 16 688.