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Public officer entering house without permission?

Is it legal to enter one’s premises without authorisation? Does the law grant any kind of exemption to the public officials? What will be the punishment for a person who entered a residence without any official order? 

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Firm obliged to issue service certificate?

I am working with the company for the past seven years. Now, the company terminated me without giving any reason and my employer refuses to issue an experience certifi cate as per company policy. Can the company refuse issuance of service certifi - cate in any case?

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Buying lost or stolen property?

My colleague has off ered me a product for half the price and I have purchased it from him. Later on, I came to know that he was not the original owner. He had sold a lost property. Now he is not willing to buy back the product and has also confi rmed that there will be no issue as he found the product two years ago. If the original owner takes back the product while it is in my possession, can I recover the money paid legally? 

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Disposing of shares to third parties?

Due to some diff erences with other partners, I have decided to sell my shares in a company. To remain involved in the company’s activities indirectly I am planning to sell the shares to a friend. When I tried to process the sale of shares, the partners had objected to the transfer process stating that they have the right to purchase them. I don’t want to sell the shares to my partners. Is there any law which supports the objection of the partners? What is the provision as per law?

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Recovering rent dues from tenant?

We have re-rented a property to a family with the landlord’s permission. We have entered into a sub-lease agreement with the tenant. The tenant was prompt in payment in the initial months and later on there were payment delays. Now we have three months’ rent due. We have already paid the yearly rent in advance to the landlord. How can we recover the rent due from the tenant?

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Restrictive covenant for employees?

My employer requires every employee to sign a document which is an addendum to the employment contract. In the contract, the employee is restricted from being engaged in employment as per Section 43 of Labour. What is mentioned in the provision? Is it legal to have such a restriction when the new law has removed the provision of two-year ban? 

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Punishment for helping fugitive?

My friend was arrested for keeping some documents, which were handed over by his colleague for safekeeping. On enquiry, we came to know that the friend was arrested for supporting an offender and he does not have any direct involvement? The colleague has informed the police that the documents connected to the committed offence are with our friend. Even if our friend is not directly connected with the offence, will he be affected in any way? What will be the punishment under Qatar law for such an issue?

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Procedure for execution of court judgment?

I have obtained a judgment in a case and when I went to start execution of the judgment, the clerk at court said I must get an execution stamp. What is this and how can I get this?

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Non-payment of dues?

I have issued my personal blank cheque to a client company against some payments owed by my company to the client. The company could not make the payment as agreed and the client informed that they will submit the cheque. Can they use the blank cheque that I issued? If they present the cheque for the amount due, it will get dishonoured. Then, what action can they initiate for non-payment? 

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Maternity leave entitlements?

Can an employer deny maternity to a female worker because she has been in service for less than one year? 

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Protection of business secrets?

I have some difference of opinion with my agent and I have cancelled the contract with him. But he is aware of my business secrets and his disclosing the same to a third person may affect my business. Is there any provision in the Qatar law that protect my rights?

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Unauthorised use of trademark?

Can we file a police complaint for use of trademark without permission? We have a registered mark in our company and I came to know that a similar name is used by another firm for canvassing business. What is the provision in law and what will be punishment for such unauthorised use under criminal law?

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Sub-leasing property?

Our company has leased a property for commercial use. The lease contract is valid for 10 years. But now the company is not utilising the property. We have discussed with the landlord for early termination and he is not willing for early termination. Can we get the contract terminated through courts in any case? Or can we sub-lease the property to some other party, even if the landlord did not give permission for sublease, on the ground of nonutilisation and refusal to terminate? Can we get any permission from court for sub-leasing rights? 

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Rules governing annual leave salary?

Our company never pays annual leave salary. The argument of the company is that annual salary is paid only when an employee relinquishes annual leave?

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Last date for claiming end of service benefits?

As per Qatari law, is there any last date for claiming the end of service benefits? I resigned my job 6 months back and I am still waiting for benefits from the company. Do I have any right to get the benefits till the date of settlement? 

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