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Travel time cannot be included in working hours?

We are working in a contracting company and our accommodation is far from the work site. We have to leave the camp early in the morning to reach the site and we get back late in the night. The company has agreed to pay for the overtime. But, we are spending almost 14 hours, including travel time. Can we include the travel time in calculating working hours? As per law, is it allowed to work so long hours? What is the provision in law?

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Employee must be paid as per contract?

I am working as an HR manager in an IT solutions company. As the company does not have enough projects in hand, some of the technicians are without work. In such a case, can we reduce the salary to 50%? Is there any provision in the law which allows to do so?

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Legal obligation for third parties?

I am the sales executive of a company which is operating in Doha since 2009. Now the company is in loss and owes a lot of money to many companies. The operating partners have issued a document, without my knowledge, to the creditors stating that I am responsible for the payments. Will such a document impose liabilities on me? As per law, is that document valid? 

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‘Exemption’ from judicial fee payment?

My business partner has cheated me and he owes me money. I have discussed with some people about this and they advised me to file a case against the partner. Now my financial condition is so bad that I cannot afford the court charges. In such a situation, does the law allows any kind of assistance for the people who are unable to pay the expenses? If so, what is the procedure to avail the assistance? 

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Penalty for intentionally disabling systems?

Due to some issues, we have suspended a staff member for a few weeks. After that we noticed some of our systems are not working properly. When we checked the CCTV footage, we found that he had done something to the systems. If we report to the police, what will be the punishment for such acts as per law? 

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Registration of lease contracts?

We are into real estate business and we have leased many properties in Doha. It was suggested that the lease contract should be registered with authorities. Is it mandatory to register the contract as per law? Who will bear the expenses and how much will it charge for registration? 

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Expenses borne by losing party?

We have filed a case for recovery of money. We have paid the court fees and expert fees. We have all evidences to prove our case. Is it possible to get the expenses incurred connected with this court case from the other party? Does the law stipulate anything on reimbursement of such expenses? 

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Period for sick leave with pay?

One of our newly-recruited company staff fell sick and we have admitted him to hospital for treatment. The doctor advised him four weeks’ rest. In such a case, how to calculate the sick leave wages as per the law? What is the minimum period of service required for the eligibility of sick leave wages? 

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Is certification of cheques valid as per law?

We entered into a contract with a supplier for some products and they have requested for payment in instalments. It was agreed to issue post-dated cheques. Now the supplier has requested for the cheques which are certified, in order avoid further payment issues. Is certification of cheques valid as per Qatar law? What is the benefit of certifying cheques?

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Legal System in Qatar, explain Article 304?

Legal System in Qatar, explain Article 304?

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Legal System in Qatar, explain Article 300?

Legal System in Qatar, explain Article 300?

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Terminating worker while on leave?

I am on annual leave for three weeks and have requested the company management for extension of leave. In response, the company has issued termination letter. Is it legal to terminate an employee while he or she is on leave? The company has also not paid any benefits. 

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Punishment for false testimony?

A false case was filed against me before the police station. The complainant also brought some witness against me. They have given false statement before the prosecution and the prosecution has transferred the case to court. I got the notification from the court on the hearing date. As per law, is there any chance of legal action against witnesses who gave false information?

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Keeping a person in police custody?

Do the police take a person in custody immediately on filing a complaint with proper evidence? We have filed a complaint against a person for cheating. In what cases, the police can keep a person in custody? 

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Objection to tax department’s assessment?

We have paid the tax within the time limit after completing the auditing as per the accounting standards. We have been informed by the tax department that there is diff erence in the amount calculated. Upon verification, we did not find any miscalculations. In such a case, how can we file an objection against the findings of the tax department before they proceed with any furtheraction?

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