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WORKING IN QATAR

Huge debts, shallow job market and lack of support leave fresh graduates in a lurch in Qatar

June 25, 2014 | | 3 Comments

The job market in Qatar is not an easy one to navigate for fresh graduates. Expatriate students find it difficult to bag a suitable job, and many have large debts to pay off; while Qataris say the Qatarisation policy is … Read More

[LEGAL COLUMN] Overworked, separated from family… Changing sponsorship and work contracts in Qatar

June 12, 2014 | | 19 Comments

[Q] I am in Qatar on a work visa with my employer. However, due to untimely salary payment and other conditions, I want to switch over to another company. My residence permit has not been processed so far (medical test … Read More

[LEGAL COLUMN] Leave benefits, termination and working hours

April 20, 2014 | | 36 Comments

In the third installment of the legal column, advocate Ghada M Darwish addresses queries on leave benefits and working hours. [Q] I worked for over 2 years in a company. My employer cancelled my visa when I travelled back home, … Read More

[LEGAL COLUMN] On Gratuity and Benefits

March 31, 2014 | | 41 Comments

If you are living and working in Qatar, you, like most others, have a lot of questions on the laws that govern you. JustHere receives dozens of labour-related queries from our readers every week. In this column, advocate Ghada M … Read More

Back to Work After Maternity Leave? What working mothers in Qatar should know

March 17, 2014 | | One Comment

Returning to your job after having a baby can be a major upheaval for you and your little one. Elsbeth Blekkenhorst advises on how best to get back into groove.

There are new schedules to adjust to, caregivers to get … Read More

[LEGAL COLUMN] On visas and sponsorships

March 16, 2014 | | 193 Comments

If you are living and working in Qatar, you, like most others, have a lot of questions on the laws that govern you. JustHere receives dozens of labour-related queries from our readers every week. In this column, advocate Ghada M … Read More

[INFOGRAPHICS] Survey: Qatar’s millennials prefer entrepreneurship over employment; share little of their parents’ personal values

February 26, 2014 |

About two-thirds of those under 35 in Qatar would rather be entrepreneurs, and only a third say they share the same personal values as their parents.

A recent survey by Bayt.com, ‘Millennials in the MENA’ survey, February 2014, also reveals … Read More

[WORKING IN QATAR] A long way to go for fair maternity benefits

December 15, 2013 | | 3 Comments

Women still constitute a small percentage of the workforce in Qatar; Only a little over 50 percent of the women are economically productive. To encourage and retain the wealth of talent that’s available locally, laws and work places need to … Read More

A comparison of ‘kafala’ system in GCC; Qatar lags behind on reforms

November 17, 2013 | | 3 Comments

The kafala or sponsorship sytem practised by GCC nations has been stated as the main reason for abuse of the rights of low-income migrant workers.

Last week, the UN Special Rapporteur on migrant rights had also criticised this system. In … Read More

Doing business in Qatar: 6 Rules of the game

November 11, 2013 | | One Comment

Amidst a recession-plagued global economy, Qatar seems like a foreign investor’s dream. But it does have its own unique set of challenges.

Corporate tax is low; there are no restrictions on transferring profits from your venture home; no income tax … Read More

Rules of investment for expats

November 4, 2013 | | One Comment

If you haven’t already started investing in your retirement then you’ve already started losing money, says Paul Davies, a financial planner.

For many expats, saving for retirement was a motivation behind moving to Doha, given the large salaries on offer … Read More

Dealing with job loss in Qatar; One step at a time

October 21, 2013 | | 3 Comments

Lynne-Ann Abrahams lost her job earlier this year. She shares her learning on what one must do to move from crisis to control.

I spent my first three years in Doha as an English teacher. The salary was low but … Read More

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