The new Qatar Labour Law has now come into effect
The new Qatar Labour Law has now come into effect which include details of when employees can move to a new employer and the process for applying for an exit permit.
Under the new law, expats will no longer need approval from their existing employer to change jobs if they complete the length of a fixed-contract. However, it is required that expats in fixed-contracts provide written notice to their employer before the contract expires, advising their employer of their intention to change jobs at the end of their contract. The duration to notify the employer will depend on the terms and conditions in the contract signed by each employee. The following article explains some of the significant changes.