Qatar sets up special unit to ensure timely payment of wages

July 19, 2014 5:09 am

The Qatari cabinet has approved setting up a special unit that would ensure timely disbursement of wages, Gulf Times has reported. The cabinet also approved a draft decision by the labour minister on “wage protection system,” which made it compulsory for employers to pay workers covered by the labour law through banks. The draft decision included a commitment by employers to pay workers by crediting their wages to state banks and financial institutions within seven days of the due date. All employers are required to “adjust their situation” in line with the provisions of the decision.