Article 137

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Article 137 provides that work inspectors deputised by a decision of the Attorney General in agreement with the Minister, will have the same powers as law enforcement officers as regards the implementation of the provisions of the Labour Law.

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Article 137. The work inspectors deputised by a decision of the Attorney General in agreement with the Minister, shall have the power of law enforcement officers as regards the implementation of the provisions of this law and decisions made thereto. They shall bear identity cards proving their competence and shall produce such cards to the employers when they perform the inspection.

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.