Articles 14 and 15

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Articles 14 and 15 provide the minimum conditions of and requirements for concluding a vocational training contract.

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Article 14. The vocational training contract shall be in writing and therein shall specify the type of the trade or craft on which the Apprentice is to be trained, the period of the training, it’s consecutive stages and the wage to be paid to the apprentice provided that the wage to be paid to the apprentice in the last stage of the training shall not be less than the minimum wage prescribed for similar work. The wage of the apprentice shall not be fixed on the basis of the piece or production.

Article 15. The vocational training contract shall be made out in three copies, each party shall retain one copy and the third copy shall be filed with the Department for its registration and attestation within one week from the date of conclusion of the contract. If the Department does not object to the contract within ten days from the date of its being filed the contract shall be deemed to be approved from the date of its being so filed.

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.