The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour & Social Affairs has announced that pursuant to Law No. 13 of 2017 all labour disputes shall, as of 18 March 2018, be heard by the Labour Disputes Committee established at the Ministry. Accordingly, the courts of Qatar will no longer have jurisdiction to hear labour disputes.
Decisions issued by the Committee are treated as court judgments and enforcement thereof may be sought by a writ of execution. In addition, such decisions may be appealed before the competent circuit of the Court of Appeal within 15 days in case the decision is not issued in abstentia.