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Qatar has taken steps toward making it easier for foreign workers to switch employers as part of the country’s efforts to improve conditions for foreign workers.
Analysis & Comments: The changes are part of Qatar’s efforts to dismantle its controversial “kafala system,” which has drawn international criticism, especially as Qatar prepares to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Recently passed legislation also sets a first-of-its kind minimum wage at 1,000 Qatari riyals per month; employers who do not provide housing and food for their workers will be required to provide additional allowances. Authorities have pledged to take strict compliance actions, and employers are encouraged to work closely with Deloitte as the changes are implemented to make sure they are in compliance with new labor and immigration laws.
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