[Qatar] 25% minimum wage rise and restrictions on changing jobs lifted

[Qatar] 25% minimum wage rise and restrictions on changing jobs lifted
07 Sep 2020

On August 30 Qatar announced changes to its labour laws which increase the minimum wage by 25 per cent to 1,000 riyals ($275) a month and scrap a requirement for workers to receive permission from their employers before changing jobs. These are the latest in a series of labour reforms in the country - chosen to be the 2022 FIFA World Cup host - after Qatar was accused of exploiting migrant workers. (Link via original reporting)

The new minimum wage will come into effect in six months. It is 250 riyals more a month than the previous minimum, is non-discriminatory and applies to all workers. Companies will additionally be required to provide accommodation and food or a combined monthly stipend of 800 riyals. Business Standard has more on the story.

On August 30 Qatar announced changes to its labour laws which increase the minimum wage by 25 per cent to 1,000 riyals ($275) a month and scrap a requirement for workers to receive permission from their employers before changing jobs. These are the latest in a series of labour reforms in the country - chosen to be the 2022 FIFA World Cup host - after Qatar was accused of exploiting migrant workers. (Link via original reporting)

The new minimum wage will come into effect in six months. It is 250 riyals more a month than the previous minimum, is non-discriminatory and applies to all workers. Companies will additionally be required to provide accommodation and food or a combined monthly stipend of 800 riyals. Business Standard has more on the story.

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