Action against 44 companies in Qatar for violating summer work timings

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Action against 44 companies in Qatar for violating summer work timings

The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs has carried out a number of intensive inspection campaigns during the past days, with the aim of ensuring compliance by companies operating in the country with Ministerial Decision No. 16 of 2007 determining working hours in outdoor workplaces during the summer.

The Ministry said that the field visits carried out by its inspectors on the work sites during the period from June 4 to 9 resulted in action against 44 companies for violating the ministerial decision.

In the last week of May, the ministry announced that outdoor work from 10 am to 3:30 pm in Qatar will remain banned from June 1 to September 15.

The Ministry affirmed that the employer should set a schedule for determining the daily working hours in accordance with the provisions of this decision and place this schedule in a visible place to make it easier for all workers to view, and labour inspectors can notice it upon their inspection visits.


“The ministry requests owners of institutions and companies who are subject to provisions of Labour Law promulgated by Law No 14 of 2004 to comply with Ministerial Resolution No (16) of 2007 to specify working hours in exposed/outdoor places during summer from June 1 to September 15,” ministry said in a tweet.

The ministry said its inspectors will conduct field visits to worksites to ensure compliance with the ban and warned of strict action against violators.