• Part 2: Part 2: Employment Standards Office

    • Article 6 - Establishment of the Employment Standards Office

      (1) An Employment Standards Office shall be established by the QFC Authority pursuant to Article 6 of the QFC Law.
      (2) The Employment Standards Office shall administer these Regulations and all aspects of employment within the QFC.
      (3) The Employment Standards Office shall be managed by the QFC Employment Standards Officer who shall determine its procedures and management.
      (4) The Employment Standards Office shall be subject to the supervision of the QFC Authority which shall have the power and function to:
      (A) ensure that the Employment Standards Office exercises its statutory powers and performs its statutory functions;
      (B) review the performance of the Employment Standards Office and the use of its resources; and
      (C) give the Employment Standards Office written directions as to the furtherance of any of its objectives or the performance of its functions.
      (5) The QFC Authority may 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 Authority as 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 State authorities and bodies shall cooperate with the QFC Employment Standards Office and 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

      The Employment Standards Office shall have the following functions:

      (1) to investigate any contravention of, and to enforce, these Regulations;
      (2) to maintain relations with all State authorities 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 QFC in 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 Office in 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.