Article 28

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Coercive, unfair or deceptive recruitment

Article 28 prohibits recruiting foreign workers by or through unlicensed recruiters or agencies.

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Article 28. The employer may not recruit workers from abroad except through a person authorized to do so. As an exception to this provision the employer or his authorized representative may recruit workers from abroad for his own account after obtaining the approval of the Department. This exception includes (householders) who shall be exempted from obtaining the approval of the Department in respect thereto.

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.