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Posted On: 14 February 2021 01:50 pm
Updated On: 14 February 2021 02:14 pm

Minimum Wage Law to be implemented from 20 March

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A text message sent out to companies today states that the Minimum Wage Law will be applied from Saturday, 20 March 2021. Law No. 17 of 2020 will be applied to all workers and will also include all groups and categories of domestic workers.

How much is the new minimum wage?

According to, Law No. 17 of 2020 on Setting the Minimum Wage for Workers and Domestic Workers sets the minimum wage for all private-sector workers, including domestic workers, at QAR 1,000 per month as a basic wage, as well as QAR 500 per month allocated by the employer for accommodation expenses and QAR 300 per month for food, unless the employer already provides adequate food or accommodation for the employee or domestic worker.

Minimum wage law to be implemented from 20 March
Image Credit: The Ministry Of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs

For more information, please call the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs on their hotline: 16008.


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