A company is only as good as its employees and although every company wants to run efficiently, occasionally employment and immigration issues arise. As a trusted on-the-ground adviser we work with our clients to anticipate these issues and provide solutions that allow human resources departments and managers to operate with confidence. Our service spans the entire employment experience, from initial immigration and employment advice, to end of service payments and retirement. We have also assisted our clients in drafting internal HR policies, grievance and disciplinary procedures, redundancy planning, sponsorship arrangements, and secondment structures.

Not only do we advise on general employment and immigration issues, we consistently encounter more esoteric employment concerns, such as leave and entitlement to overtime for shift-workers, transfers of sponsorship and employment, maternity leave entitlements during officially recognised holidays, payments in lieu of leave, extensions of notice periods, non-compete provisions, confidentiality issues, and the Wage Protection System.

As part of our employment and immigration service offering, we not only advise on contractual and statutory issues, but regularly represent our clients before the courts of Qatar, up to and including the Court of Cassation, the highest court. We advise on structuring the initial terms of employment to minimise dispute exposure, and provide real-time support for ad hoc employment and immigration issues and disputes. We also provide bespoke internal training to our clients on matters ranging from health and safety, to data protection and anti-corruption/anti-bribery legislation.