As noted in Qatar Labour Law Amended, the authorities amended  Article 66 of the Qatar Labour Law No. (14) of 2004 to require employers to transfer salaries to employee bank accounts in Qatar to ensure  proper and timely payment. In accord with this amendment the Qatar Ministry of Labour launched the Wage Protection System (WPS). The WPS is a comprehensive electronic system designed to monitor the process of worker payments in accordance with the Labour Law.

Officials at the Ministry of Labour confirmed that the deadline to comply with the amendments is 2 November 2015. This deadline may be extended by a resolution of the Minister of Labour.

We recommend contacting your bank representatives regarding the enrolment process in the WPS.  We have listed below the banks participating in the WPS.

Click here to view the table.

Please note that we are now in discussions with the Ministry of Labour regarding expat employees who are paid in foreign jurisdictions.