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Employees can switch jobs if salary delayed

Employees can switch  jobs if salary delayed


Satyendra Pathak
Doha
Employees will have the right to switch jobs without getting a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from their employers if the company fails to pay their monthly salaries within seven days of the due date, an official from the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) has said.
A decision to this effect has been taken at the ministerial level and it will be implemented soon, the official said.
"The government wants all companies operating in the country to pay monthly salaries to their employees on time or in certain cases within seven days from the due date. If they fail to do so, employees of such companies will have the right to change jobs even if they have not completed the contract period," the official said.
Despite implementation of the Wage Protection System (WPS) almost a year ago, the official said, some companies are yet to adopt it.
"The government is taking action to identify companies that are yet to implement WPS. Such companies will be blacklisted and lose the support of the government," the official said.
A new committee is being formed to settle labour disputes within three weeks."Earlier, labour disputes were settled in the court. Now, such disputes will be resolved within three weeks by the committee comprising members from MADLSA, Ministry of Interior, National Human Rights Commission and a judge of the court," he said.
Any worker can approach the committee with complaints against the employer.
"If the grievances of an employee against the company is found to be true then the employee will be given a chance to change job even without completing the contract period. On the other hand, the company will lose its position in the government's classification list," the official said.
If the employee is found to be guilty, the official said, the committee will allow the company to terminate the job of the employee.
"Such terminated persons will not be allowed to enter the country for four years from the date of termination. The four-year ban can be extended depending on the seriousness of the misdeed of the worker," he said.
The official said that a Swiss company hired by the ministry to smoothen the procedure of recruitment of expatriate workers will start functioning soon.
The Swiss company will soon start opening its branches in 39 countries which have agreed to send workers to Qatar to complete employment formalities like medical checkup, document and certificate verification, and signing of work contract in the source country itself.
Any company operating in Qatar will have to hire the services of the Swiss firm to complete the employment prerequisites in the source country.
Fees for acailing the services of the Swiss company will be paid by the employer and not the employee, the official said, adding that fees for services are yet to be fixed.

Comments
  • neil braga Feb 19, 2017

    Good day sir/madam, I'm just asking if our salary is every 7th dated at the month sometimes 8th and we are not receiving pay slip only direct to the atm machine receiving our money, the question is is this okay?

  • Virgilio Mar 11, 2017

    Is this law already in effect?

  • Aisha Mar 20, 2017

    When this law will be implemented? In the Ministry they don't know anything about it. Anyone knows anything or we will have to wait few year for implementation? Regards, A.

  • Ronnie Batiles May 11, 2017

    I been working in Dafoos technical services wll since. March 10, 2017 until may 10, 2017 the company didn't give my salary for almost (2) two months.

  • vir Jun 01, 2017

    if the days of delay for paying of payments for salary is gradually increasing , for instance from 7 days they become 14 days and then later on 1 month . can you give advice how can we give lesson to the company we are working. If there is offer can we accept the new job because of this scenario? although i am holding company visa

  • Erl Jun 08, 2017

    What if your status to the company is only 6months is it cover by the law?

  • Ronald Raluto Jul 03, 2017

    Good day. Sir almost 2months we have no salary. What can we do? thanks.

  • mavis Jul 11, 2017

    the company is blaming the bank for delayed salaries. to whom can we complain about this

  • Antoh B Jul 11, 2017

    I have been working one year for a security company but the salary dates keep shifting deeper into every month,and yet we fend our meals from that same salary so the question is on these grounds am I eligible to find a new job opening with a different company in a different profession other than security.?

  • asif Jul 31, 2017

    Sir I did not get salary for last 3 months I have bank card which company given to me but still I didn't receive any salary in my account till now I received salary after 2 months

  • Edelson Aug 09, 2017

    Good Day Sir!

    Just want to seek for an advise. I'm planning to look for another job but I'm hesitant because our company never giving NOC. Since i have read this post, I'm looking forward that I can transfer to another company even without NOC from my previous company since I haven't yet received our salary for 3 months (May to July). If ever I found new employer, what shall be my next step to do in order for me of not having a problem in my employment?

    I'm looking forward for your response.

    Thank you.

  • M.Dharma raja Aug 17, 2017

    I am working in Qatar at power links Qatar (PLQ-company). They didn't give my salary on June,July. What we do. We are doing work also on Friday. But nothing benefits. I don't know correct solution. What I do?

  • Yhang Aug 26, 2017

    Since December 2016 our company did not issue the pay slip, however they asked us to sign the copy of it. Is it legal not to issue pay slip to the employees? Thank you.

  • craig crooks Sep 07, 2017

    our company has been paying salary late for the last 4 months sometimes up to 10 days late, i have been offered another position else where am i in my rights to seek NOC and gain this thanks

  • David sahaya bascar baslis Sep 11, 2017

    Dear sir I'm working in Qatar OilTech company salary pending March April may please help noc letter I go to labour court humans rights no reasonable you go higher court case running date 23 /10/2017 now four months no food no money please help noc letter please contact 0097470389437 Thanks Gm 0097433319197 OilTech company manager

  • Vin Sep 14, 2017

    Sir, i has not received my salary for last 3 months from my company so what i to do.

  • Lalit kumar giri Sep 29, 2017

    Dear sir I came to qatar before 14 month.now company not give salary 5 month and also not make my id.I case field to court and there take time now I have no money to talk food . please Help me.mo.66732897

  • Bijay Oct 11, 2017

    Hi I am Bijay from nepal I came free visa and I got noc and I search job than I found it but almost more than 3 months I didn’t get the salary and work also I already sign in offer letter and contract paper so in this case what can I do

  • Guruprasad Rai Oct 12, 2017

    Dear Sir, I am working in a company they have not paid salary for 6 months now, since we are staff not going for strike or Police complaint but Labors are went to Police several times. Now if i want change the company, do i need NOC from employer ? With Regards Guruprasad Rai Date: 12 Oct 2017

  • Biju Nov 08, 2017

    Sir..company did not give bank card to me..am a permanent visa holder..they give salary on by hand..now 3mnth salary pending and they did not renew my id..it expired on april 2017 ..what i can do

  • Biju Nov 08, 2017

    Am a qatar visa holder. company didnt give my bank card.they give salary on by hand now 3 month pending.my id expired on 27th april 2017.they will not renew my id until now..what i can do

  • Jinky Nov 14, 2017

    Hi Sir/Madamme, Im working here in qatar since march 22,2016 as a waitress with the man power company and they dnt pay my salary since July,august,September and october 2017 im still working With this company, I would like to request NOC. I already hv case in labour court and human rights but im still waiting..

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