Part 3: Part 3: General
Article 8 - No waiver of minimum standards(1) The requirements set out in these Regulations are minimum requirements and a provision in an agreement to waive any of these requirements, except where expressly permitted under these Regulations, has no effect.(2) Nothing in these Regulations precludes an
Employerfrom providing in any contract of employment, terms and conditions of employment that are more favourable to the Employeethan those required by these Regulations.(3) A contravention of these Regulations constitutes a contravention of a Relevant Requirement under the QFCA Rules. Amended (as from 18th July 2019)
Article 9 - Calendar
The periods and dates indicated in this law shall be calculated according to the Gregorian Calendar. A calendar year means 365 days and a calendar month means 30 days.
Article 10 - Minors
Employershall not employ a person who is under 18 years of age except with the consent of the legal guardian of such person and pursuant to rules issued under these Regulations.
Article 11 - Liability of Employer for Employees' conduct(1) An
Employeris liable for any act of an Employeedone in the course of employment.(2) An Employeris not liable for an act of an Employeeif the Employerproves it took reasonable steps to prevent the Employeefrom doing that act, or from doing, in the course of employment, acts of that description.
Article 12 - Immigration(1) The
Employershall obtain an Employer'sIdentity Card from the QFCImmigration Office in accordance with Article 8 of the Immigration Regulations.(2) Every Employerof Sponsored Employeesmust comply with the Immigration Regulationsand all other QFCRegulations.
Article 13 - NOT USED
Deleted (as from 18th July 2019)
Article 14 - Records(1) The
Employershall maintain the following records:(A) in respect of each Employee: his name, date of birth, nationality, job title, salary, date of commencement of employment, sponsorship status, academic and professional qualifications, annual and sick leave taken and any disciplinary measures taken against him;(B) a payroll register showing the amounts of salary paid in respect of each Employee, any additional wages paid to the Employees, and the amounts of any deductions and the net wages received by each Employee;(C) a register of any work injuries showing the work injuries sustained by any Employee;(D) an end of service register containing the names of the Employeeswhose services have been terminated, the dates and causes of the termination and any entitlements paid to them.(2) All of the above records shall be in English, updated as necessary, and kept at the Employer'sprincipal place of business in the QFCand retained by the Employerfor two (2) years after the employment terminates. If the Employerleaves the QFCprior to the expiry of the above two (2) year period the Employermust retain all of the above records at such place and in such form that permits such records to be accessible within a reasonable time for the remainder of the two (2) year period.(3) The Employment Standards Office may request an Employer to provide it the information contained in the above records. Amended (as from 18th July 2019)