Advisory Council wants more revisions on proposed changes to labour law

The Advisory Council reviewed the draft law that regulates the entrance, exit and residency of expatriates in Qatar on Monday and decided to send it back to legislative committee for more revisions.

The council, which is responsible for approving laws before the Emir sanctions it, did not seem satisfied with and agreed to send the draft law back to the Internal and External Affairs Committee for further study, reported QNA.

According to the draft law, expatriates will be able take up a new job either after completing the contract with the current employer or in case of open contracts after serving the recruiter for five years.

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For changing a job, the expatriate worker has to secure the prior approval of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
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Source News: Qatar Living