Employer of Record in Qatar
Skuad’s Qatar EOR solution helps your business expand into Qatar without requiring you to set up an entity. Its automated platform enables you to expedite the onboarding of your remote team, handle their payrolls and compensation without worrying about legal compliances, taxation, etc. Talk to Skaud experts to learn more on how we can help streamline your expansion project in Qatar.
Qatar at A Glance
Population: 2.9 million
Currency: Qatari Riyal
Capital City: Doha
Languages Spoken: Arabic and English
GDP growth: 0.8% (2019)
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Employment in Qatar
What You Must Know Before Employing in Qatar
Qatar’s employment laws are not that complex and are similar to other countries in the Asia- Pacific region. However, there are some differences, so it is best to associate with local labor law experts to avoid legal complications. Given below are some essential details one must know about the labor laws in Qatar.
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Contractors Vs. Full-time Employees
Qatar’s unique employee contracts may confuse employers. We have simplified the difference between independent contractors and full-time employees to help you make the correct decision.
Hiring in Qatar
People from around the world work in Qatar. The hiring process is complex but well-laid down by the authorities. Recruitment agencies play an instrumental role in the recruitment process. Foreign employees must have a work permit and contracts well in place before working here. Like everywhere, people look for jobs on various job portals, but one must conduct a solid background check of the applicants and employers before entering into a contract. Frankly, there is too much to handle before hiring in Qatar. Trust Skuad to do it for you. Call us to help guide you through hiring in Qatar.
Probation & Termination
The standard probation period in Qatar must not exceed six months. During this probation period, the employer gives proper training to the employee and assesses whether the worker is fit for the job or not. If unhappy with the new employee’s performance, the employer can terminate the employment contract. A three days notice is required to call off the employment contract formally.
According to Qatar Labour Laws, the employee and the employer both can terminate the employment contract with or without a reason. The termination can only be done with proper notice. For employees who have been in service of the company for less than five years, a one-month notice period must be given. For employees who have worked at the company for more than five years, at least two months of notice period must be provided.
In special cases, the employer may terminate the employee’s employment contract without providing any notice. This can only be accepted if the employee has done one of the following things:
- Assumes a false identity or nationality.
- Submits false documents.
- Commits an act that causes huge financial loss to his/her employer.
- Discloses confidential information.
- Is intoxicated or under the influence of drugs during working hours.
In cases of fixed contracts, the employer and employee both must agree to a mutual termination of the contract. Should the employee not desire the termination, the employer may have to pay the employee the remainder of the wages in the contract. The employee can terminate a fixed contract if:
- The employer breaches the terms of the contract.
- The employer misleads the employee.
- The employer physically assaults the employee.
- The employee believes that his continued employment would bring harm to him.
In these cases, the employee retains his/her End of Service Gratuity. Skuad’s EOR solution enables organizations to remain 100% compliant with the Qatari employment laws. Contact Skuad to learn more.
Hiring an Employer of Records service in Qatar can be a huge help for an expanding business. The complex contract laws, payroll process, and foreign tax rules can be managed remotely without the need to set up a local entity. Since the EOR service acts as the HR section of the company, the duties of hiring employees, arranging their Visa and work permits, complying with the labor laws of the country, and advising the client of notice periods and termination, all have to be handled by the EOR team. Learn more about the benefits of using Skuad solutions.
Types of Visas in Qatar
To start working in Qatar, the employees will need work permits and residence permits. Getting the work permits is a hassle and relatively more complicated than in other countries because the Qatari government favors Qataris over foreign workers. The labor laws dictate that the employer must sponsor his foreign employees. This sponsorship also binds the worker to the company. Skuad’s EOR solution gives access to updates on all of their employees and makes life simple. Know more about our customized solutions.
For more details, you can talk to experts at Skuad.
Payroll and Taxes in Qatar
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Managing payrolls and taxes in Qatar can be slightly challenging for companies as the country has some unique tax laws. One can manage the payrolls and taxes of their employees either by setting up a local entity following all the government guidelines and handling all the employment processes, visas, payrolls, and taxes or choose an EOR service to take care of all the duties. The employer can then easily and remotely manage all of his employees through a unified dashboard. For more details on your perfect EOR solution, book a demo.
Taxes in Qatar
Incorporation: Setting up a holding company in Qatar
A few rules and regulations to keep in mind before setting up a holding company in Qatar:
- The Ministry of Economics and Commerce issues the approval of all companies in Qatar, including the holding ones.
- The minimum share capital required for opening a holding company in Qatar as a public shareholding company is QAR 10 million.
- The limited liability company provides the business structure for the holding company to be registered.
- The Memorandum of Association and The Articles of Association are required to be submitted during the time of registration.
Setting up a holding company in Qatar could be quite beneficial for a business as holding companies receive a lot of tax exemptions. Tax exempted from holding companies are:
- Withholding Tax and other Dividends
- Wealth Tax
To know more about how to register a holding company and how to expand into Qatar, call us.
Professional Employer Organization
A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) is an organization that shares the responsibility of managing employees and payroll with your company. Unlike EOR services where the complete responsibility of compliance management lies with the outsourced company, a PEO works jointly with your business. The basic points of difference between the two solutions are as follows.
Skuad provides both EOR and PEO services for managing your teams globally. Learn more by connecting with our professionals today.
Expanding into Qatar is a fantastic choice for your business as it is one of the fastest-growing economies with one of the lowest taxation policies in the world. Collaborating with Skuad will smoothen your transition into the new country. Employment, payrolls, taxes, and other legal, HR-related activities will be the EOR’s responsibility. Its unified dashboard will also allow you to manage your team of workers remotely. Connect with Skuad experts to know how it does not get any simpler than this.