Article 66 - Definitions

In these Regulations, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings shown against each of them, unless the contrary intention appears:

CRO The Companies Registration Office established pursuant to Article 7 of the QFC Law
Council of Ministers The Council of Ministers of the State.
Employee A Sponsored Employee or an employee who is of Qatari nationality or is sponsored in the State by a member of his family and is employed by an Employer
Employer The QFC Authority, the Regulatory Authority, QFCCommercial and Civil Court, Regulatory Tribunal, QFC Institution or QFC Entity which employs one or more Employees
Employment Standards Office The QFC Institution established pursuant to Article 6 of the QFC Law
Full-time Employee An Employee who works at least the number of hours determined by an Employer for Full-time Employees under Article 28.
General Retirement and Social Insurance Authority The General Retirement and Social Insurance Authority established pursuant to Article 26 of the Retirement and Pensions Law.
Immigration Regulations The Regulations enacted or to be enacted by the Minister pursuant to the QFC Law relating to immigration of Sponsored Employees
Part-time Employee An Employee who is not a Full-time Employee
Person Includes a natural or judicial person, body corporate, or body unincorporate, including a branch, a company, partnership, unincorporated association or other undertaking, government or state
QFC The Qatar Financial Centre
QFC Authority The Qatar Financial Centre Authority established pursuant to Article 3 of the QFC Law
Civil and Commercial Court The Civil and Commercial Court of the QFC established under the QFC Law
Minister The Minister of Finance of the State
QFC Entity Any company, branch or partnership established in or licensed to do business in the QFC
QFC Institution Any entity, including the Employment Standards Office, established pursuant to Article 6 of the QFC Law
QFC Law Law No. (7) of 2005 of the State, as amended from time to time
Regulatory Authority The Regulatory Authority of the QFC established pursuant to Article 8 of the QFC Law
Regulatory Tribunal The tribunal established under the QFC Law
Retirement and Pensions Law Law No (24) of 2002 of the State on Retirement and Pensions (as amended), or such other laws that may subsititute it form time to time from time to time).
Sponsored Employee An Employee who is not of Qatari nationality and who is not sponsored in the State by a member of his family and is therefore sponsored in the State by his Employer
State The State of Qatar
Usual Salary The salary the Employee is usually paid; it includes basic salary, allowances and benefits given at each pay period.

Amended (as from 18th July 2019)