Hire in Qatar

Qatar PEO &

Employer of Record

Hire & manage teams remotely in Qatar without a local entity. We handle HR compliance, payroll & taxes so you can focus on your business.

Business Language

Arabic

Salary Currency

Qatari riyal (QAR)

Capital city

Doha

Time zone

UTC +3

EOR in Qatar

Hire Employees in Qatar

NNRoad provides professional employment organization (PEO) & employer of record (EOR) services in Qatar to ensure that your business complies with local labor laws and regulations. We process monthly payroll and act as the Employer of Record, taking on all local employer liabilities.

Fast Hiring

Start working with your remote employees in a week.

Foreigner Visas

NNRoad assists with overseas foreign hires visa needs.

Platform

Access your payroll reports on our portal.

Employer of Record in Qatar

Employer of Record (EOR) services are for companies who do not have a legal entity in Qatar, but who want to hire localy. Employment and full liability are outsourced to NNRoad.

1. Candidate Selection

Select the candidates you want to hire in Qatar.

2. Employee Onboarding

We sign a local labor contract with your employees based in Qatar.

3. Compliance & Payroll

We manage monthly payroll, mandatory benefits & all HR compliance in Qatar.

EOR service includes:

Hiring and termination of employees/local labor contracts (contract administration – engagement, extension termination and conversion to permanent hire).

All mandatory employer (and employee) contributions filed and paid for your EOR employees.

Payroll recording, reporting and administration.

Distribution of salaries to employees through direct deposit into their bank accounts.

Calculation, reporting, filing and processing of EOR employee’s individual income tax due.

Collecting and processing your employee’s invoices for business related expenses.

Guiding and organizing your expat employee’s work visa application too guarantee their successful onboarding.

Standalone Payroll & PEO in Qatar

Professional Employment Organization (PEO) services are for companies who have a legal entity in Qatar, and want to outsource their payroll. Employment liabilities are shared between your organization and NNRoad.

Employee Income Taxes:

Individual income tax rates in Qatar are based on progressive tax brackets.

In Qatar, income tax is not levied on individual income. There is no personal income tax imposed on employees’ salaries, wages, or other forms of income earned within the country. Therefore, there is no requirement for employees to declare their income tax to the government, nor do employers need to administer income tax deductions on behalf of their employees.

Tax Brackets:

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Employer Contribution

Employers in Qatar are required to make contributions towards certain social security and insurance schemes for their employees. These contributions typically include allocations towards pension funds, healthcare insurance, and other benefits. The specific percentage of salary contributions varies depending on the scheme and the employer’s policies.

Employee Contribution

Employees may also be required to contribute to certain social security schemes and insurance programs. The percentage of salary contributions for employees can differ based on the specific scheme and the terms outlined in their employment contracts.

Social Security

Social security provisions in Qatar may include benefits such as pensions, healthcare coverage, unemployment benefits, and other welfare programs. These are typically administered by government agencies or private entities in accordance with relevant regulations.

Pension Fund

Pension contributions in Qatar involve a 5% employee and a 10% employer contribution for Qatari nationals, providing them with retirement and other benefits.

Healthcare Insurance

Employers are generally responsible for providing healthcare insurance to their employees, which is a common practice though not mandated by law for all worker categories.

Working Hours Per Week

The standard working hours in Qatar are typically 48 hours per week, spread over six days. However, this may vary depending on the industry, company policies, and employment contracts.

Overtime

Overtime work in Qatar is regulated by labor laws, which stipulate the maximum number of additional hours an employee can work beyond regular working hours. The overtime rate is typically calculated as a percentage of the basic salary and varies depending on factors such as the duration of overtime and whether it occurs on holidays or weekends.

Severance

The standard severance payment in Qatar is three weeks’ wage for each year of service.

Notice Period

For employers, the notice period varies from one to three months depending on the duration of service. For quitting employees, the notice period is generally one month.

Employment Contract

Labor contracts in Qatar must stipulate terms including the nature of work, salary, duration of the contract, and conditions for renewal and termination.

Probation Period

The maximum legal probation period duration in Qatar is six months.

Annual Leave

Employees in Qatar are entitled to a minimum of three weeks of paid annual leave after completing one year of service.

Sick Leave

Employees are entitled to two weeks of paid sick leave per year, and can extend this period for an additional four weeks at half pay.

Maternity Leave

Maternity leave in Qatar is provided for 50 days at full pay, combining pre and post-natal periods.

Paternity Leave

Paternity leave in Qatar is granted for three working days.

Public Holidays

01 January – New Year’s Day
18 December – Qatar National Day
Variable Dates – Eid Al-Fitr
Variable Dates – Eid Al-Adha

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