New salary system strengthens workers rights
Qatar is keeping its promise to improve foreign workers’ rights: The country will launch a new electronic salary system called WPS (Wage Protection System). WPS will guarantee employees’ punctual and safe payments directly to their bank accounts. Qatar’s Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MOLSA) stated that WPS was part of “significant changes”.
Employers who do not obey the new salary regulation will be punished with fines of up to $1,650, imprisonment or even bans from recruiting new staff. Inspection teams have been set up to control the new system.