Article 6

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Article 6 establishes that if the employer entrusts any natural or corporate persons with carrying out the employer’s original work (subcontracting), the entrusted person must treat his workers and the employer’s workers equally in regard to entitlements and privileges. It also establishes the joint liability of the original employer and the subcontractor for the payment of entitlements and privileges.

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Article 6. If the employer entrusts any natural or juristic person with the carrying out of the employer’s original work or any part thereof such any natural or juristic person shall equally treat his workers and the workers of the original employer whom he employs for the carrying out of that work in regard to entitlements and privileges. The employer and any such natural or juristic person shall be jointly liable for the payment of these entitlements and privileges to the extent of the sums for which the employer is liable to the person entrusted with 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.