Al Sulaiti Law Firm and US-Qatar Business Council Hold Webinar on Latest Updates to Qatar Labor and Residency Law

Doha, Qatar - With Qatar's rapid pace of economic development and diversification, many changes to the country's legal framework have occurred affecting both foreign and domestic companies and residents of Qatar. While these changes will ultimately enhance the commercial and investment opportunities in Qatar, many businesses' operations may be impacted as new laws begin to be enforced.

The purpose of this webinar is to inform both Qatari and American companies of the impact of recent legal changes to their business operations and what changes to expect going forward. This briefing is part of the newly signed MoU collaboration agreement between USQBC and Al Sulaiti Law Firm.

Sheikha Mayes Al Thani, Managing Director of USQBC, provided opening remarks, where she mentioned, “As USQBC and as an active member of the business community, I have decided to focus on this topic and provide our members support in clearing out any confusion on the recent changes in the Qatar labor law.”

Mr. Mubarak Al Sulaiti, Chairman of Al Sulaiti Law Firm, welcomed the members and said, “Recently, the State of Qatar has made important changes to the Labour Law No. 14/2004 and the Law Organising the Entry and Exit of Expatriates and their Residence (Law No. 21/2015). Also, the Law No. 17/2020 Determining the National Minimum Wage for Employees and Domestic Workers was issued. I believe the changes and the Minimum Wage Law are a step forward towards the protection of the employees’ and employers’ rights.”

Mr. Muhammad Ameen Hashim, Legal Counsel and Head of Contracts and Corporate Department at Al Sulaiti Law Firm, presented the updates of the labor law and residency laws and answered member's questions. Ms. Dima Wahbeh, Business Engagement Manager at USQBC, moderated the webinar.

The webinar was held exclusively for members-only of the US-Qatar Business Council.