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Law No. 14 of 2004 on the promulgation of Labour Law

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We Hamad Bin Khalifa AI-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar,
Having perused the Amended Provisional Constitution, particularly Articles 23, 34 and 51 thereof;
Labour Law No. 3 of 1962 and the amending Laws thereof;
Law No. 11 of 1962 on the Establishment of the Commercial Registry System and the amending laws thereof;
Law No. 3 of 1963 on Regulating the Entry and Residence of Foreigners in Qatar and the amending Laws thereof;
Law No. 3 of 1984 on Regulating the Sponsorship of Residence and Exit of Foreigners, as amended by Law No. 21 of 2002;
Law No. 14 of 1992 on the Regulation of the Recruitment of Workers from Abroad in favor of other parties;
Law No. 23 of 1994 in respect of conciliation rules for offences set forth in Law No. 14 of 1992 on the Regulation of the Recruitment of Workers from Abroad for third parties;
Law No. 7 of 1999 on Regulating the Ministry of Civil Service Affairs and Housing and assigning its authorities;
The Commercial Companies Law promulgated by Law No. 5 of 2002;
The Proposal of the Minister of Civil Service Affairs and Housing;
The Draft Law submitted by the Council of Ministers; and
After consulting the Shura Council,
Have issued the following Law:

Table of Content

Issuance Articles (1-4)

Chapter One (1-10)

Definitions and General Provisions (1-10)

Chapter Two (11-17)

Occupational Training (11-17)

Chapter Three (18-37)

Regulation of Workers’ Employment (18-37)

Chapter Four (38-57)

Individual Work Relationship (38-57)

Chapter Five (58-64)

Disciplinary Authority of the Employer (58-64)

Chapter Six (65-72)

Remuneration (65-72)

Chapter Seven (73-85)

Organization of Hours of Work and Holiday (73-85)

Chapter Eight (86-92)

Employment of Juveniles (86-92)

Chapter Nine (93-98)

Employment of Women (93-98)

Chapter Ten (99-107)

Safety, Occupational Health and Social Care (99-107)

Chapter Eleven (108-115)

Employment Accidents and their Compensation (108-115)

Chapter Twelve (116-123)

Workers’ Organizations (116-123)

Chapter Thirteen (124-127)

Joint Committees, Collective Negotiation and Joint Agreements (124-127)

Chapter Fourteen (128-134)

Collective Disputes (128-134)

Chapter Fifteen (135-142)

Work Inspection (135-142)

Chapter Sixteen (143-146)

Penalties (143-146)

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Law Summary Record
Type of Legislation Law
Name Law No. 14 of 2004 on the promulgation of Labour Law
Number 14
Year of Issuance 2004
Issuance Date 19/05/2004
Corresponding to 30/03/1425 Hijri
Number of Articles 150
Law Status In force
Official Gazette
Issue 9  Offcial Journal Issue
Publication Date 06/07/2004
Corresponding to 19/05/1425 Hijri
Page from 229
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