Article 71

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Wage manipulation, non-payment or withholding of wages

Under this provision, any deductions from a worker’s wages to cover lost or damaged property cannot exceed 7 days wages in any one month.

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Article 71. Any deductions from a workers’ wages to cover lost or damaged property cannot exceed 7 days’ wages in any one month.

Law / Qatar / Labour Law No. 14 of 2004

Qatar Labour Law 2004 governs the terms of employment of the majority of workers working in Qatar. The Labour Law sets out the minimum entitlements of workers employed in Qatar, and as such, it contains a number of important protections for workers, prohibits child labour, prohibits recruiting foreign workers by or through unlicensed recruiters or agencies,bans recruitment agencies from charging recruitment fees, and provides for mechanisms to enforce its provisions.

Any stipulations contrary to the provisions of the Labour Law are void unless more advantageous to the employee.