Article 67

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Wage manipulation, non-payment or withholding of wages

Article 67 sets out the employer’s obligation to promptly pay any outstanding wages and other entitlements to the employee upon termination of service.

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Article 67. If the service contract is terminated for any reason the employer shall pay the wages and other sums to which the worker is entitled before the end of the day following the day on which the contract terminates unless the worker has abandoned the work without giving the notification provided for in Article (49) of this law. In this case the employer shall pay the wage and other sums to which the worker is entitled within a period which shall not exceed seven days from the date of the worker abandoning the work.

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.