Article 58

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Article 58 regulates the disciplinary power of the employer. The employer may impose penalties for violations of the employer’s regulations, with some limitations as provided in Article 59.

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Under Article 144 whoever violates this provision shall be liable to pay a fine of between 2,000 and 5,000 Qatari Riyals.

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Article 58. An employer employing ten workers or more shall make penalties regulations specifying the violations and the penalties to be inflicted on the workers who commit these violations and the conditions and procedures for the infliction thereof.

The Minister may, by a Decision, issue models for such disciplinary regulations in accordance with the nature of the work for the guidance of the employers in the preparation of their own regulations.

The coming into force of the disciplinary regulations and the amendments thereto shall be subject to the approval of the Department within a month from the date of its submission thereto and if this period expires without objection to the regulations the regulations shall be deemed to have been approved.

The employer shall post these regulations at the place of work for the perusal thereof by the workers. The regulations shall only come into force upon the lapse of fifteen days from the date of their being posted up.

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.