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Employees can switch jobs if salary delayed

Employees can switch  jobs if salary delayed

Satyendra Pathak
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.

  • Ronald Raluto Jul 03, 2017

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

  • Biju Nov 08, 2017 did not give bank card to a permanent visa holder..they give salary on by 3mnth salary pending and they did not renew my 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 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..

  • nabaraj bhattarai Jul 25, 2018

    Please sir help me I am an electrician doing same job at Imperial trading and contracting co. of Qatar.My company not paying salleey for 5 months.We had co operated many paying date as company decided but all failed.Please help me.

  • mavis Jul 11, 2017

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • David Feb 20, 2018

    It is time for Employers to lodge a salary bond as part of the WPS. This would give the courts some power to pay the poor people that are victims of corrupt employers not paying their salaries and should help protect Qatar's good name and their International reputation

  • Pablo G. Unay Jr Mar 02, 2018

    In behalf of my co-workers in two restaurants we are serving here in the Pearl, please advice us what is the most action to be done, because our salary from january until now has not given. Can you help us on this matter? Our family is waiting for nothing, for me, its okey not to eat food, or buy the things i need, but for my family, i can't take a breath that they are now hungry, and they were not okey because of not sending thier allowance cause by delaying our salary. Thank you in advance for the action.

  • Sagar Mar 02, 2018

    Dear,sir/madam I want to know something about qatar labour rules. When i came qatar i got a noc letter and i changed company within 3 month. And now 1 year finished that new company . i didnot sign aggrement that company i sign only offer letter first time only. After 2 years finished can i change the company or not? If i dont want to work more then 2 years that Company can cancelled me if i asked noc ? Can u suggest me.

  • HASSAN Samba Mar 03, 2018

    I have the same problem as the Brothers claim

  • ashok kumar gupta Mar 03, 2018

    good sir /madam, I am employer company does not give salary 5 months so where going government?

  • 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

  • Ramvinay Mahara Jan 18, 2018

    Dear sir/ Madam. i am Ramvinay Mahara. i am from Nepal. i am working in Shaima Group wll Company. I have not been getting salary for last 6 months. My qatar ID has expired on 12 November 2017. When i call my manager. He always says wait. Even i don't have money to eat something.Please......heip me sir. I would like to get my salary and change the company so please tell me what to do.

  • Rowena Apr 19, 2018

    good day!maam/sir: i want your advice my work are in cleaning company.have 2yrs contract. Have already 1yr in service.we already past resignation letter thru company driver until now she did not take but she already read my resignation letter. My employer told in the driver i pay 10 thousand riyal. May 8, 2018 my effectivity. We decided to resign due to 1. Salary always delayed 2 no health card 3 Not providing payslip 4 no freedom after work 5 insulting 6 not giving copies of contract 7 cut salary have to pay my employer is already finish my 1yr?what can we do?

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Mark Apr 03, 2018

    Good day I have the same situation of other 3-months delays of salary. Please help us where to go and what to do step by step and what requirements needed.

  • 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?

  • Sab May 08, 2018

    Hi All, If the company delays in payment of salaries can the employee actually search another job and move on.... our company used to pay to the employees by 7th of the next month, but since last 4 months the salary payout is delayed on the reasons that the company does not have funds and the customers have not paid us.... so till the time customer does not pay, the company will not pay.... we as employees can change job without NOC or have to stay with the company till end of 2 years

  • Prosunta gomes May 09, 2018

    Hi, this is prosunta gomes. I have a old mother- wife and 16th month young boy. This is my 4 month running over in qatar. Only one month salary paid. How can we survived. Please help what i will do.

  • Virgilio Mar 11, 2017

    Is this law already in effect?

  • AnotherVictim Jan 07, 2018

    We have been listening such news about labor reforms for almost 2 years now. However either it's not came into effect despite rolling or not been implemented yet. Its all making every expat fool and exploit them in a different way. Even, the employers/sponsors doesn't care about Qatari laws and regulations. God knows where will this country go.......😕

  • Mahammad din.miya Jan 12, 2018

    Assalamo alaikum Sir i am work this company under 5 years 4 months .i want go cancel my home my salery 2 month pending my q i d date spires 14 months please help me how to go my home my compeny any time ask wait but hiw neany months wait ....? Very problem please hlp me

  • Mugaesh Aug 09, 2018

    I am Working in Digital Engineering Services Wll This company is Given Salary In Every Month Date 13 Or 14 Only Please Help me . Please do any Action.

  • charles Feb 28, 2018

    I think most of these laws in qatar are in practical our companies take two one month to pay salaries of which when you complain their sack you , same company will not cancel your visa when you exit or resigns .to make the matter worse is supply companny

  • Erl Jun 08, 2017

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

  • 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.

  • Archiey Jul 03, 2018

    I am working as a house girl and I haven't been paid for 2 months...can I change my job if I look for one and find? Or is it a long process

  • jeffrey Dec 08, 2017

    sir/maam my company not give us ou salary from sept until now dec also i working 12 hour in one day our overrime also not give for almost how many months.. what we will do.. i want to go home to my country

  • 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

  • Sameer Jun 17, 2018

    Respected offical, Two month before i came in qatar , and still wirking didnot get salary , and till date i havent seen the company i came , am trafficing by another company , and i ask several time to go back country and about salary to my employer .. and finally the one am working under employer , he said that get a ticket my self to go back my country , and i have no money , and employer didnot pay for me.. plz kindly suggest me , may god will help me .. i have no money ,& am new here , no idea where to go where to compalin

  • asmee Jun 06, 2018

    My company is not paying salary for 2 month ( March and April , till this date we have not received . pending salary for month of March and April .so in this case i will be liable to change my job before complete 1 year .without NOC letter. and company is keeping our passport as well.. so in this situation what we can do suggest me.

  • 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

  • Lalit kumar giri Sep 29, 2017

    Dear sir I came to qatar before 14 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

  • 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?