Article 65

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Coercive, unfair or deceptive recruitment Employment contracts Minimum wage Wage manipulation, non-payment or withholding of wages

Article 65 provides that workers are entitled to receive their wages as established in the employment contract, or if not specified in the contract, in accordance with relevant regulations or customary practices.

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There is no provision for a minimum wage in Qatar and there is a great deal of anecdotal evidence to indicate that the level of wages to be paid is one of the terms of the employment contract most often misrepresented by recruitment agents in the worker’s country of origin.

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Article 65. Workers are entitled to the wages specified in their contract or, if not specified in the contract, in accordance with relevant regulations or applicable custom. If the wages are not specified in accordance with the preceding paragraph, the Worker shall be entitled to a wage equivalent to wages of a similar type of work in the Establishment, or otherwise in accordance with the custom applicable to the profession at the place where the Work is performed, and if this is not possible, the judge will assess the wage in accordance with the requirements of justice.

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.