Article 144

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Article 144 provides the penalties to be imposed to violators of Articles 7, 12, 19, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 35, sub-article 2 of Article 39, Articles 46, 47, 48, 57, 58, 73, 74, 75, 77, 91, 92, 95, 97, 99, 106, 115 and 139 of the Labour Law.

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Article 144. Whoever violates the provisions of Articles 7, 12, 19, 21, 22, 23, 27,28,35, 39(2), 46, 47, 48, 57, 58, 73, 74, 75, 77, 91, 92, 95, 97, 99, 106, 115 and 139 of this Law shall be punished with a fine of not less than two thousands Qatari Riyals and not more than five thousand Qatari Riyals.

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.