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Posted On: 14 September 2020 02:09 pm
Updated On: 14 September 2020 02:14 pm

[UPDATED] The notification terms required for resigning work in Qatar

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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[UPDATE] September 14 1:28 pm

There was a lot of confusion between the statements on MADSLA's website and the GCO statement regarding the notification period. We reached out to the Ministry Of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs and the following are the final updates.

To change jobs:

  • Workers should notify their employers through the electronic system of the Ministry Of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs.
  • Give 1-month notice period if the current job is for 2 years or less.
  • Give 2-months notice period if the current job is for more than two years.

During probation:

  • Workers should give at least 1-month notice through ADLSA's electronic system.
  • The new employer should compensate the former employer with an agreed payment that does not exceed the equivalent of the two months of the worker's basic wage.
Changing jobs in Qatar according to new law
Image Credit: ADLSA

The below statements on the notice period duration are according to the old updates and are no longer valid.

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Are you looking to change your workplace or are leaving the country and wish to notify your employer? You can avail this online service by MADSLA that is specialized in notifying the employer of changing workplace by mutual consent and changing the workplace of the fixed-term or indefinite contracts and arbitrary dismissal.

What are the requirements needed before availing this e-service?

  • Employment contract
  • Notification
  • Companies' new letter
  • Establishment’s Registration
  • In case of perceptions of arbitration by the company, the employee should require a letter of perceptions of arbitrary to prove it.
  • ID Card number
  • Mobile number

What are the terms and conditions?

  • The new workplace should not have restrictions that prevent change in the employee's workplace.

How long is the notice period for?

  • The employee must provide notice before the expiry of the contract by 30 days if the employment contract is of fixed-term.
  • If the employment contract is indefinite, the employee's service should not be less than 5 years and the notifications should be as follows:
    1. 30 days if the duration of the service is 5 years.
    2. 60 days if the duration of the service is more than 5 years.
    3. Target groups (Private Sector).

The notice period will start counting once the form is submitted online!

  • Candidates looking to change jobs can upload the details here: http://e-notice.adlsa.gov.qa.
  • The site will only work from Sunday to Thursday, from 7 AM to 2 PM.
  • Attach a copy of the notification form after being signed.
  • The notice period starts immediately after the form is submitted on the Ministry's website.
  • Applications and approvals are subjected to all the conditions stated by the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs.

Additional information:

Source: ADLSA