Qatar takes initiative on online wage transfer

With issuance of the new wage protection law, salaries of about 550,000 workers of 11,000 companies have already been transferred to their bank accounts, a senior official of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has said.

The law has made it mandatory on all employers to transfer salaries of their employees to a financial institution.

The employers have been given a November 2 deadline to comply with the law.

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The Ministry has set up a separate section with adequate staff for monitoring the wage transfer.

The wages must be paid before the 7th of every month as per the ministerial decision on wage protection.

The International Organization of Employers (IOE) team expressed that improvements have been made in the workers’ condition and companies have shown the commitment to create a suitable work environment and healthy accommodations.

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Source News: Qatar Living