Part 2: Part 2: Employment Standards Office
Article 6 - Establishment of the Employment Standards Office(1) An
Employment Standards Officeshall be established by the QFC Authoritypursuant to Article 6 of the QFC Law.(2) The Employment Standards Officeshall administer these Regulations and all aspects of employment within the QFC.(3) The Employment Standards Officeshall be managed by the QFCEmployment Standards Officer who shall determine its procedures and management.(4) The Employment Standards Officeshall be subject to the supervision of the QFC Authoritywhich shall have the power and function to:(A) ensure that the Employment Standards Officeexercises its statutory powers and performs its statutory functions;(B) review the performance of the Employment Standards Officeand the use of its resources; and(C) give the Employment Standards Officewritten directions as to the furtherance of any of its objectives or the performance of its functions.(5) The QFC Authoritymay make rules to the extent set out in the QFC Law, these Regulations and any other Regulations conferring powers, duties or functions on the QFC Authorityas it deems necessary or appropriate to enable it, the Employment Standards Office and the Employment Standards Officer to implement, carry out or enforce their duties, functions and powers under the QFC Law, these Regulations and any other Regulations.(6) The Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Interior and all other relevant Ministries and Stateauthorities and bodies shall cooperate with the QFC Employment Standards Officeand provide all necessary assistance to achieve the objectives of these Regulations. Amended by QFC Reg 2012-1 (as from 11th April 2012)
Article 7 - Role and functions of the Employment Standards Office
Employment Standards Officeshall have the following functions:(1) to investigate any contravention of, and to enforce, these Regulations;(2) to maintain relations with all Stateauthorities involved in matters addressed in these Regulations, to coordinate with such authorities in the implementation of these Regulations and any rules, policies or orders issued thereunder, to provide such authorities with any documents or material to which they a have right under these Regulations and any applicable laws, rules or regulations of the State, and to represent the QFCin dealings with such authorities;(3) to keep and maintain in such form as it shall determine a register in respect of each Employee, to record in such register all documents and information which falls to be filed with or delivered to the Employment Standards Officein respect of Employees; and(4) all other functions provided for in these Regulations considered by it to be necessary, desirable or appropriate to achieve, further or assist in relation to any of the above.