MADLSA: Labor Law Amendments Include Citizens and Residents

Mr. Mohammed Hassan Al Obaidli, Assistant Undersecretary for Labor Affairs at the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs (MADLSA), has stated that the labor law amendments that allow a laborer to change an employer are consistent with the goals of human development under the Qatar National Vision 2030. He added that these amendments are consistent with MADLSA’s goals and strategy to maintain skilled labor inside the State of Qatar.

Mr. Al Obaidli clarified that giving a laborer the freedom of movement inside the Qatar labor market in accordance with regulations will contribute to maintaining qualified persons in the labor market, and it allows employers to select skilled labor in the State, in order to bolster their business activities. He added that this would have a positive impact on increasing productivity and bolstering the economy’s strength, something which would be in the interest of attracting foreign investment because of available economic environment that stimulates production and investment.

As regards categories that will be included in the labor law amendments, Mr. Al Obaidli pointed out that the law includes all workers in the private sector including citizens and residents alike. He noted that all workers of the sector might benefit from the amendments. He continued by saying: “There are many citizens who work in various companies and entities in the private sector, and the law allows them to move to other entities of the same sector. The conditions and regulations related to the law are applicable to them, if they wish to change their employers when their getting better job opportunities.”

 

Source: Hukoomi Government of Qatar

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