Shura Council Discusses Decree Amending the Labor Law

The Shura Council held its regular weekly session yesterday under the chairmanship of HE Mr. Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud, Chairman of the Council.

At the beginning of the session, the Council discussed Decree-Law No. (16) of 2020 amending some provisions of Decree-Law No. 11 of 2012 on the governmental regulation for the sale and purchase of chemical and petrochemical products produced in Qatar.

HE Mr. Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud, Chairman of the Shura Council, said during the council’s discussion of a Decree-Law No. (18) of 2020 amending some provisions of the Labor Law promulgated by Law No. (14) of 2004, that the decree contains two articles and the third is procedural. He added that the first article stipulated the amendment of Articles 39, 43, 49, 115, 144 bis and 145 bis. He pointed out that the amendment to Article 39 authorized the employer to terminate the contract during the probationary period if the worker is found to be unfit to perform the work, provided that the worker is notified at least one month before the date of termination of the contract, while in the current law the notification period was 3 days.

 

Source: Hukoomi Government of Qatar