Qatar announces working hours during Summer
The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs has announced that working hours in open workplaces during the summer will take effect on June 15 and last until August 31, according to Gulf Times.
The decision, Ministerial decision No (16) of 2007, stipulates that the work done under the sun during this period must not be longer than five hours in the morning and must stop between 11:30 am and 3pm, reported The Peninsula.
Employers are required to set a working hours timetable in accordance with the decision. The timetable should be placed in a clearly visible area where all workers can see and labor inspectors can easily spot during their inspection visits.
The Ministry has called upon owners of establishments to respect the provisions of the decision and warned that any company violating the decree will be closed for a period not exceeding one month, stressing that inspectors will conduct field visits on the sites to ensure compliance with the provisions of the decision, according to Qatar Tribune.
The Ministry also called upon those concerned in the companies and various sectors to take into account the conditions of the workers and working conditions in accordance with the prescribed controls.