Article 19



Abuse of vulnerability Social protection

Article 19 provides that employers must report employment relationships every 6 months.


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 19. The employer shall provide the Department every six months with a report containing particulars of the names of the workers working with him, their sex, nationalities, and the works they are carrying out, their wages and ages and the particulars of their work permits.

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.