Amendments to Qatar Labour Law and Deadline to Enrol Into the Wage Protection System

    August 2015

    As noted in Qatar Labour Law Amended, the authorities amended Article 66 of the Qatar Labour Law No. (14) of 2004 to require employers to transfer salaries to employee bank accounts in Qatar to ensure proper and timely payment. In accord with this amendment the Qatar Ministry of Labour launched the Wage Protection System (WPS). The WPS is a comprehensive electronic system designed to monitor the process of worker payments in accordance with the Labour Law.

    Offcials at the Ministry of Labour confirmed that the deadline to comply with the amendments is 2 November 2015. This deadline may be extended by a resolution of the Minister of Labour.