DOHA: The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs will now charge a fee to change the profession of a worker in his employment contract and on his work visa and ID card.
And now the employees of companies that are not a part of or partners of the government or Qatar Petroleum and are working in the petroleum sector, as also those engaged in marketing petroleum products, chemicals and petrochemicals, will not be covered by the labour law.
Some provisions of the labour law (Law Number 4 of 2004) have been amended to make the above changes. The Emir, H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, yesterday issued Law Number 3 of 2014 in this regard.
The new legislation amends some provisions of the previous law (of 2004) and is applicable from the date of issue and is to be published in the official gazette, Qatar News Agency reported.THE PENINSULA