After encountering discrepancies between MADSLA’s website and the GCO statement concerning the notification period, we contacted the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor, and Social Affairs for clarification. Here are the final updates that we received.
To Change Jobs:
Here are the main points regarding the notification period as provided by the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor, and Social Affairs:
- Employees must notify their employers through the ministry’s electronic system.
- The notification period depends on the length of time the employee has been in their current job.
- If the current job has been held for two years or less, the employee must provide a notification period of one month.
- If the current job has been held for more than two years, the notification period required is two months.
Based on the latest updates from the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor, and Social Affairs, the following points should be noted:
- Workers must give at least one month’s notice through the Ministry’s electronic system when leaving their job.
- The new employer is required to compensate the former employer with an agreed installment that does not exceed the equivalent of two months of the worker’s basic wage.
- The previous statements regarding the notice period duration are no longer valid and should be disregarded.
If you are planning to change your workplace or leave the country and need to inform your employer, you can now use the online service provided by MADSLA. This service allows you to inform your employer of the change of workplace by mutual consent, changing the workplace of the fixed-term or indefinite agreements, and arbitrary dismissal. MADSLA has the authority to facilitate this process and provide the necessary support for both employers and employees.
What are the Requirements Required before Availing this e-Service?
a list of the documents and information an employee may need to provide when informing their employer about changing their workplace. Here is a possible list:
- Employment contract – A copy of the employment contract with the current employer.
- Notification – Notification through the MADSLA electronic system of the intention to change the workplace.
- Company’s pamphlet – A copy of the company’s pamphlet or other relevant information about the company.
- Foundation’s Registration – A copy of the company’s foundation registration or other relevant documentation.
- Letter of Perceptions of the Arbitrary – If there is a perception of arbitration by the company, the employee may require a letter of perceptions of the arbitrary to prove it.
- ID Card number – The employee’s Qatari ID card number.
- Mobile number – The employee’s mobile phone number.
What are the Terms and Conditions?
- As per the latest updates from the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor, and Social Affairs, the new workplace should not have any restrictions that prevent the employee from changing their workplace. This means that the employee should be free to change their workplace without facing any legal or contractual restrictions imposed by the new employer. It is important for both the employer and employee to ensure that the new employment contract does not include any clauses that violate this requirement.
How long is the Notification Period for?
The key points related to the notification period for employees in the private sector in Qatar:
- If the employment contract is of a fixed-term, the employee must provide notice before the expiry of the contract by 30 days.
- If the employment contract is indefinite, the employee’s service should not be less than 5 years and the notification periods are as follows:
- 30 days if the duration of the service is 5 years.
- 60 days if the duration of the service is more than 5 years.
- These notification periods apply to employees in the private sector in Qatar.
- It is important for employees to provide notice through the MADSLA electronic system.
- Failure to provide proper notice may result in legal or financial consequences for the employee.
- Employers are also required to follow the proper procedures for termination or non-renewal of employment contracts to avoid legal or financial consequences.
The Notification Period will start counting once the form is Submitted Online!
- Candidates if you are looking to change jobs can send the details here: http://e-notice.adlsa.gov.qa.
- This site will work from Sunday to Thursday, from 7 AM to 2 PM.
- Attach a copy of the notification form after being signed.
- The notification period starts instantly after the form is submitted on the Ministry’s website.
- Applications and endorsements are subjected to all the conditions stated by the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs.
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