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Saturday, August 06, 2016

HOW TO COMPUTE SALARY BENEFITS or END OF SERVICE JOB AWARD IF YOU ARE WORKING AT DOHA QATAR?


Qatar is in the Middle East and member of the Gulf Cooperative Council or GCC. Among some of the benefits for working in Qatar are the private health insurance, wherein health insurance or medical insurance is well provided by the sponsors or the company. Other's may include meal allowance and transportation allowance and housing allowance. At the end of your contract, depending on how many years, Qatar labor law require that you be given a compensation, or an end of service benefits that includes all the allowances or a portion of some of it. HOW TO COMPUTE SALARY BENEFITS or END OF SERVICE JOB AWARD IF YOU ARE WORKING AT DOHA QATAR?

End of Service  or gratuity is the sum of money to be paid to an outgoing employee in a certain  duration stated in the work contract as dictated by the Qatar Labor laws and Regulations. Also known as the "indemnity",at the end of contract period,the contract worker shall be awarded with it apart from the salary and is being calculated based on the workers' basic salary. This gratuity calculation as per the Qatar Labor Law is for information purposes and may change according to the current laws of Qatar.







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When shall you get it?
An EOS should be paid upon the termination of the employment. Recalculation of the EOS and a final termination payment should be made to ensure that the employees are compensated accordingly.

Article 54,Qatar Labor Laws and Regulations
In addition to any sums to which the worker is entitled to upon the expiry of his service, the employer shall pay the end of service gratuity to the worker who has completed employment of one year or more. This gratuity shall be agreed upon by the two parties, provided that it is not less than a three-week wage for every year of employment. The worker shall be entitled to gratuity for the fractions of the year in proportion to the duration of employment.
The worker’s service shall be considered continuous if it is terminated in cases other than those stipulated in article 61 of this Law and is returned to service within two months of its termination.
The last basic wage shall be the base for the calculation of the gratuity.

The employer is entitled to deduct from the service gratuity the amount due to him by the worker.




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On the other hand,Article 61 of Qatar Labor Law states that the employer may resist to grant the EOS or the gratuity award or even dismiss the employee without giving the gratuity award considering the circumstances stated below:

1.If the worker assumes a false identity or nationality o r submits false certificates or documents.
2.If the worker commits an act which causes gross financial loss to the employer provided that the employer shall notify the Department of the incident within twenty four hours from the time of his being aware thereof.
3.If the worker violates more than once the written instructions of the employer concerning the safety of the workers and the establishment despite his being notified in writing of the violation provided that these instructions shall be written and posted up in a conspicuous place.
4.If the worker fails more than once to carry out his essential duties under the service contract or this law despite his having been notified in writing thereof.
5.If the worker discloses the secrets of the establishment where he is employed.
6.If the worker is found during the working hours in a state of drunkenness or under the influence of a drug.
7.If the worker commits an assault on the person of the employer, the manager or one of his supervisors in the work during the work or by reason thereof.
8.If the worker repeats his assault on his colleagues in work despite his being warned in writing thereof.
9.If the worker absents himself from work without legitimate cause for more than seven consecutive days or fifteen days in one year.


10.If the worker has been finally sentenced for a crime involving immorality or dishonesty.


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Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the destination for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.
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