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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Working in Qatar and Not Getting Your Salary On Time? Here's What You Can Do


The Philippine Embassy in Qatar has issued an advisory regarding the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) clarification on exchanging Qatari Riyal to Philippine Peso. Reports of difficulty issues in exchanging the Qatari currency in the Philippines both from Qatari Tourists and OFWs who are based on Qatar bringing the currency home as many local banks and money changers and foreign exchange dealers refuse such transactions. However, the BSP clarifies that it has not issued any policy prohibiting the exchange of QAR for PHP through banks, money changers (MCs) and foreign exchange (FX) dealers.   The BSP also clarified that acceptance of the QAR (or any other foreign currency) has always been a business decision of banks, MCs and FX dealers.  It means that the OFWs who wish to bring the currency home are welcome to do it as long as they know a local bank or money changers who do such transactions. The best way is to coordinate with their family and friends before bringing the currency home.  {INSERT 2-3 PARAGRAPHS OR 3 IMAGES HERE}   The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) has put a new ruling that employees will have the right to switch jobs without getting a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from their employers if the company fails to pay their monthly salaries within seven days of the due date.  According to an official from the MADLSA, a decision to this effect has been taken at the ministerial level and it will be implemented soon.    The official stated that the government wants all companies operating in the country to pay monthly salaries to their employees on time or in certain cases within seven days from the due date. If they fail to do so, employees of such companies will have the right to change jobs even if they have not completed the contract period, as reported by the Qatar Tribune.  He noted that few companies in Qatar are yet to adopt the Wage Protection System (WPS), adding that the government is taking action to identify those companies.  Many cases have come to light where abusive employers were found to be indulging in the illegal practice of not paying their employees. The issue has brought a lot of negative attention to Qatar, many international news outlets dubbed Qatar as a destination of modern-day slavery. Due to the acts of a few abusive and exploitative employers Qatar’s image when it comes to protecting workers’ rights has been left with a black spot. Sponsored Links  According to Article 65 of the ‘current labour law’:  The Worker shall be entitled to the wages specified in the service contract and if the contract does not specify the wage the worker shall be entitled to the wage specified in the work regulations.  If the wage is not specified in accordance with the preceding paragraph the worker shall be entitled to a wage equivalent to the wage specified for work of a similar type in the establishment and otherwise in accordance with the custom applicable to the profession in the place of performance of the work and if there is no such custom the judge shall specify the wage in accordance with the requirements of justice.  This means that every worker is entitled to wages in return for his or her work, if an employer refuses to pay the wages, he or she is doing so in absolute contravention of the law. Furthermore Article 70 of the labour law states:  Any part of the wage to which the worker is entitled may not be attached and the payment thereof may not be withheld except for the execution of a judicial decision.  In case of attachment in execution of a judgment the Sharia alimony debt shall have priority over all other debts and the total of the sums attached shall not exceed 35% of the wage of the indebted worker.  The employer may not charge any interest on the loan he may grant to the worker and shall not deduct more than 10% from the wage of the worker in settlement of the loan.  The total of the sums to be deducted from the wage of the worker in settlement of the deductibles and debts due from him shall not exceed 50% of his aggregate wage. If the percentage which shall be deducted from the wage of the worker within one month exceeds this percentage the deduction of the excess percentage shall be deferred to the following month or months.  This clearly proves that withholding wages or salaries of employees for reasons other than allowed by the law is illegal and a violation of the employee’s rights. Source: Qatar Day   Advertisement READ MORE:       ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO
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The Philippine Embassy in Qatar has issued an advisory regarding the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) clarification on exchanging Qatari Riyal to Philippine Peso. Reports of difficulty issues in exchanging the Qatari currency in the Philippines both from Qatari Tourists and OFWs who are based on Qatar bringing the currency home as many local banks and money changers and foreign exchange dealers refuse such transactions. However, the BSP clarifies that it has not issued any policy prohibiting the exchange of QAR for PHP through banks, money changers (MCs) and foreign exchange (FX) dealers.   The BSP also clarified that acceptance of the QAR (or any other foreign currency) has always been a business decision of banks, MCs and FX dealers.  It means that the OFWs who wish to bring the currency home are welcome to do it as long as they know a local bank or money changers who do such transactions. The best way is to coordinate with their family and friends before bringing the currency home.  {INSERT 2-3 PARAGRAPHS OR 3 IMAGES HERE}   The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) has put a new ruling that employees will have the right to switch jobs without getting a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from their employers if the company fails to pay their monthly salaries within seven days of the due date.  According to an official from the MADLSA, a decision to this effect has been taken at the ministerial level and it will be implemented soon.    The official stated that the government wants all companies operating in the country to pay monthly salaries to their employees on time or in certain cases within seven days from the due date. If they fail to do so, employees of such companies will have the right to change jobs even if they have not completed the contract period, as reported by the Qatar Tribune.  He noted that few companies in Qatar are yet to adopt the Wage Protection System (WPS), adding that the government is taking action to identify those companies.  Many cases have come to light where abusive employers were found to be indulging in the illegal practice of not paying their employees. The issue has brought a lot of negative attention to Qatar, many international news outlets dubbed Qatar as a destination of modern-day slavery. Due to the acts of a few abusive and exploitative employers Qatar’s image when it comes to protecting workers’ rights has been left with a black spot. Sponsored Links  According to Article 65 of the ‘current labour law’:  The Worker shall be entitled to the wages specified in the service contract and if the contract does not specify the wage the worker shall be entitled to the wage specified in the work regulations.  If the wage is not specified in accordance with the preceding paragraph the worker shall be entitled to a wage equivalent to the wage specified for work of a similar type in the establishment and otherwise in accordance with the custom applicable to the profession in the place of performance of the work and if there is no such custom the judge shall specify the wage in accordance with the requirements of justice.  This means that every worker is entitled to wages in return for his or her work, if an employer refuses to pay the wages, he or she is doing so in absolute contravention of the law. Furthermore Article 70 of the labour law states:  Any part of the wage to which the worker is entitled may not be attached and the payment thereof may not be withheld except for the execution of a judicial decision.  In case of attachment in execution of a judgment the Sharia alimony debt shall have priority over all other debts and the total of the sums attached shall not exceed 35% of the wage of the indebted worker.  The employer may not charge any interest on the loan he may grant to the worker and shall not deduct more than 10% from the wage of the worker in settlement of the loan.  The total of the sums to be deducted from the wage of the worker in settlement of the deductibles and debts due from him shall not exceed 50% of his aggregate wage. If the percentage which shall be deducted from the wage of the worker within one month exceeds this percentage the deduction of the excess percentage shall be deferred to the following month or months.  This clearly proves that withholding wages or salaries of employees for reasons other than allowed by the law is illegal and a violation of the employee’s rights. Source: Qatar Day   Advertisement READ MORE:       ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO
The Philippine Embassy in Qatar has issued an advisory regarding the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) clarification on exchanging Qatari Riyal to Philippine Peso. Reports of difficulty issues in exchanging the Qatari currency in the Philippines both from Qatari Tourists and OFWs who are based on Qatar bringing the currency home as many local banks and money changers and foreign exchange dealers refuse such transactions.
However, the BSP clarifies that it has not issued any policy prohibiting the exchange of QAR for PHP through banks, money changers (MCs) and foreign exchange (FX) dealers. 
 The BSP also clarified that acceptance of the QAR (or any other foreign currency) has always been a business decision of banks, MCs and FX dealers.
The Philippine Embassy in Qatar has issued an advisory regarding the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) clarification on exchanging Qatari Riyal to Philippine Peso. Reports of difficulty issues in exchanging the Qatari currency in the Philippines both from Qatari Tourists and OFWs who are based on Qatar bringing the currency home as many local banks and money changers and foreign exchange dealers refuse such transactions. However, the BSP clarifies that it has not issued any policy prohibiting the exchange of QAR for PHP through banks, money changers (MCs) and foreign exchange (FX) dealers.   The BSP also clarified that acceptance of the QAR (or any other foreign currency) has always been a business decision of banks, MCs and FX dealers.  It means that the OFWs who wish to bring the currency home are welcome to do it as long as they know a local bank or money changers who do such transactions. The best way is to coordinate with their family and friends before bringing the currency home.  {INSERT 2-3 PARAGRAPHS OR 3 IMAGES HERE}   The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) has put a new ruling that employees will have the right to switch jobs without getting a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from their employers if the company fails to pay their monthly salaries within seven days of the due date.  According to an official from the MADLSA, a decision to this effect has been taken at the ministerial level and it will be implemented soon.    The official stated that the government wants all companies operating in the country to pay monthly salaries to their employees on time or in certain cases within seven days from the due date. If they fail to do so, employees of such companies will have the right to change jobs even if they have not completed the contract period, as reported by the Qatar Tribune.  He noted that few companies in Qatar are yet to adopt the Wage Protection System (WPS), adding that the government is taking action to identify those companies.  Many cases have come to light where abusive employers were found to be indulging in the illegal practice of not paying their employees. The issue has brought a lot of negative attention to Qatar, many international news outlets dubbed Qatar as a destination of modern-day slavery. Due to the acts of a few abusive and exploitative employers Qatar’s image when it comes to protecting workers’ rights has been left with a black spot. Sponsored Links  According to Article 65 of the ‘current labour law’:  The Worker shall be entitled to the wages specified in the service contract and if the contract does not specify the wage the worker shall be entitled to the wage specified in the work regulations.  If the wage is not specified in accordance with the preceding paragraph the worker shall be entitled to a wage equivalent to the wage specified for work of a similar type in the establishment and otherwise in accordance with the custom applicable to the profession in the place of performance of the work and if there is no such custom the judge shall specify the wage in accordance with the requirements of justice.  This means that every worker is entitled to wages in return for his or her work, if an employer refuses to pay the wages, he or she is doing so in absolute contravention of the law. Furthermore Article 70 of the labour law states:  Any part of the wage to which the worker is entitled may not be attached and the payment thereof may not be withheld except for the execution of a judicial decision.  In case of attachment in execution of a judgment the Sharia alimony debt shall have priority over all other debts and the total of the sums attached shall not exceed 35% of the wage of the indebted worker.  The employer may not charge any interest on the loan he may grant to the worker and shall not deduct more than 10% from the wage of the worker in settlement of the loan.  The total of the sums to be deducted from the wage of the worker in settlement of the deductibles and debts due from him shall not exceed 50% of his aggregate wage. If the percentage which shall be deducted from the wage of the worker within one month exceeds this percentage the deduction of the excess percentage shall be deferred to the following month or months.  This clearly proves that withholding wages or salaries of employees for reasons other than allowed by the law is illegal and a violation of the employee’s rights. Source: Qatar Day   Advertisement READ MORE:       ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO
It means that the OFWs who wish to bring the currency home are welcome to do it as long as they know a local bank or money changers who do such transactions. The best way is to coordinate with their family and friends before bringing the currency home. 



Meanwhile, if any employees working in Qatar has experienced delays on their salaries beyond the allowed period of t days, they can find a new employer immediately without the need of securing a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from their former company or sponsor.

 According to the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) ruling, employees will have the right to switch jobs without getting a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from their employers if the company fails to pay their monthly salaries within seven days.
According to an official from the MADLSA, this decision has been taken at the ministerial level and will take effect soon.

He noted that few companies in Qatar are yet to adopt the Wage Protection System (WPS), adding that the government is taking action to identify those companies. MADLSA  wanted that the workers will receive their salary on time without even a bit of delay.
Due to the reports that some employers in Qatar are not paying their employees well and on time, it reflects to the reputation of Qatar and they want to accordingly address this issue once and for all.
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The employees in Qatar including thousands of the Overseas Filipino Workers are protected under the Qatar labor law with regards to receiving their salary properly and on time.
The Philippine Embassy in Qatar has issued an advisory regarding the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) clarification on exchanging Qatari Riyal to Philippine Peso. Reports of difficulty issues in exchanging the Qatari currency in the Philippines both from Qatari Tourists and OFWs who are based on Qatar bringing the currency home as many local banks and money changers and foreign exchange dealers refuse such transactions. However, the BSP clarifies that it has not issued any policy prohibiting the exchange of QAR for PHP through banks, money changers (MCs) and foreign exchange (FX) dealers.   The BSP also clarified that acceptance of the QAR (or any other foreign currency) has always been a business decision of banks, MCs and FX dealers.  It means that the OFWs who wish to bring the currency home are welcome to do it as long as they know a local bank or money changers who do such transactions. The best way is to coordinate with their family and friends before bringing the currency home.  {INSERT 2-3 PARAGRAPHS OR 3 IMAGES HERE}   The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) has put a new ruling that employees will have the right to switch jobs without getting a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from their employers if the company fails to pay their monthly salaries within seven days of the due date.  According to an official from the MADLSA, a decision to this effect has been taken at the ministerial level and it will be implemented soon.    The official stated that the government wants all companies operating in the country to pay monthly salaries to their employees on time or in certain cases within seven days from the due date. If they fail to do so, employees of such companies will have the right to change jobs even if they have not completed the contract period, as reported by the Qatar Tribune.  He noted that few companies in Qatar are yet to adopt the Wage Protection System (WPS), adding that the government is taking action to identify those companies.  Many cases have come to light where abusive employers were found to be indulging in the illegal practice of not paying their employees. The issue has brought a lot of negative attention to Qatar, many international news outlets dubbed Qatar as a destination of modern-day slavery. Due to the acts of a few abusive and exploitative employers Qatar’s image when it comes to protecting workers’ rights has been left with a black spot. Sponsored Links  According to Article 65 of the ‘current labour law’:  The Worker shall be entitled to the wages specified in the service contract and if the contract does not specify the wage the worker shall be entitled to the wage specified in the work regulations.  If the wage is not specified in accordance with the preceding paragraph the worker shall be entitled to a wage equivalent to the wage specified for work of a similar type in the establishment and otherwise in accordance with the custom applicable to the profession in the place of performance of the work and if there is no such custom the judge shall specify the wage in accordance with the requirements of justice.  This means that every worker is entitled to wages in return for his or her work, if an employer refuses to pay the wages, he or she is doing so in absolute contravention of the law. Furthermore Article 70 of the labour law states:  Any part of the wage to which the worker is entitled may not be attached and the payment thereof may not be withheld except for the execution of a judicial decision.  In case of attachment in execution of a judgment the Sharia alimony debt shall have priority over all other debts and the total of the sums attached shall not exceed 35% of the wage of the indebted worker.  The employer may not charge any interest on the loan he may grant to the worker and shall not deduct more than 10% from the wage of the worker in settlement of the loan.  The total of the sums to be deducted from the wage of the worker in settlement of the deductibles and debts due from him shall not exceed 50% of his aggregate wage. If the percentage which shall be deducted from the wage of the worker within one month exceeds this percentage the deduction of the excess percentage shall be deferred to the following month or months.  This clearly proves that withholding wages or salaries of employees for reasons other than allowed by the law is illegal and a violation of the employee’s rights. Source: Qatar Day   Advertisement READ MORE:       ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO
The employer may not charge any interest on the loan he may grant to the worker and shall not deduct more than 10% from the wage of the worker in settlement of the loan.

The total of the sums to be deducted from the wage of the worker in settlement of the deductibles and debts due from him shall not exceed 50% of his aggregate wage. If the percentage which shall be deducted from the wage of the worker within one month exceeds this percentage the deduction of the excess percentage shall be deferred to the following month or months.

Withholding  the employees wages or salaries for reasons other than which are
 allowed by the law is a violation of the employee’s rights and deemed illegal.
Source: Qatar Day
The Philippine Embassy in Qatar has issued an advisory regarding the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) clarification on exchanging Qatari Riyal to Philippine Peso. Reports of difficulty issues in exchanging the Qatari currency in the Philippines both from Qatari Tourists and OFWs who are based on Qatar bringing the currency home as many local banks and money changers and foreign exchange dealers refuse such transactions. However, the BSP clarifies that it has not issued any policy prohibiting the exchange of QAR for PHP through banks, money changers (MCs) and foreign exchange (FX) dealers.   The BSP also clarified that acceptance of the QAR (or any other foreign currency) has always been a business decision of banks, MCs and FX dealers.  It means that the OFWs who wish to bring the currency home are welcome to do it as long as they know a local bank or money changers who do such transactions. The best way is to coordinate with their family and friends before bringing the currency home.  {INSERT 2-3 PARAGRAPHS OR 3 IMAGES HERE}   The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) has put a new ruling that employees will have the right to switch jobs without getting a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from their employers if the company fails to pay their monthly salaries within seven days of the due date.  According to an official from the MADLSA, a decision to this effect has been taken at the ministerial level and it will be implemented soon.    The official stated that the government wants all companies operating in the country to pay monthly salaries to their employees on time or in certain cases within seven days from the due date. If they fail to do so, employees of such companies will have the right to change jobs even if they have not completed the contract period, as reported by the Qatar Tribune.  He noted that few companies in Qatar are yet to adopt the Wage Protection System (WPS), adding that the government is taking action to identify those companies.  Many cases have come to light where abusive employers were found to be indulging in the illegal practice of not paying their employees. The issue has brought a lot of negative attention to Qatar, many international news outlets dubbed Qatar as a destination of modern-day slavery. Due to the acts of a few abusive and exploitative employers Qatar’s image when it comes to protecting workers’ rights has been left with a black spot. Sponsored Links  According to Article 65 of the ‘current labour law’:  The Worker shall be entitled to the wages specified in the service contract and if the contract does not specify the wage the worker shall be entitled to the wage specified in the work regulations.  If the wage is not specified in accordance with the preceding paragraph the worker shall be entitled to a wage equivalent to the wage specified for work of a similar type in the establishment and otherwise in accordance with the custom applicable to the profession in the place of performance of the work and if there is no such custom the judge shall specify the wage in accordance with the requirements of justice.  This means that every worker is entitled to wages in return for his or her work, if an employer refuses to pay the wages, he or she is doing so in absolute contravention of the law. Furthermore Article 70 of the labour law states:  Any part of the wage to which the worker is entitled may not be attached and the payment thereof may not be withheld except for the execution of a judicial decision.  In case of attachment in execution of a judgment the Sharia alimony debt shall have priority over all other debts and the total of the sums attached shall not exceed 35% of the wage of the indebted worker.  The employer may not charge any interest on the loan he may grant to the worker and shall not deduct more than 10% from the wage of the worker in settlement of the loan.  The total of the sums to be deducted from the wage of the worker in settlement of the deductibles and debts due from him shall not exceed 50% of his aggregate wage. If the percentage which shall be deducted from the wage of the worker within one month exceeds this percentage the deduction of the excess percentage shall be deferred to the following month or months.  This clearly proves that withholding wages or salaries of employees for reasons other than allowed by the law is illegal and a violation of the employee’s rights. Source: Qatar Day   Advertisement READ MORE:       ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO

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