Article 29

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Article 29 prohibits engaging in recruitment for others without a license.

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Article 29. A natural or juristic person may not recruit workers from abroad for others unless he has obtained a license to do so.

The license shall be valid for two years renewable for a similar period or periods. The conditions of obtaining the license shall be determined by a decision of the Minister.

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.