May 19, 2020

Webcast: COVID-19 Implications on Businesses in Qatar

The onset of COVID-19 has drastically changed the way all businesses are operating worldwide, including in Qatar. This webcast will cover what you need to know in relation to immigration and employment implications in Qatar now and in the future.

During the 60-minute interactive webcast moderated by the American Chamber of Commerce, immigration professionals from Fragomen along with employment professionals from Squire Patton Boggs will address the current impact of COVID-19 in Qatar including entry restrictions and immigration limitations, as well as understanding implications of workforce planning and meeting employer obligations. This webcast will provide the most up-to-date intelligence and regulatory compliance guidance for Qatari businesses relating to the topics outlined below, and solutions and strategies for what may come once businesses and the country start to ease restrictions.

Topics to be covered include:

Current state of play in Qatar - what you need to know now
• Impact of COVID-19 on immigration matters
• Government support
• COVID-19 requirements and workplace responsibilities

Workforce planning
• Labour law considerations – leave, salary reduction, privacy issues, termination and other changes to employment
• Immigration considerations – Compliance, demobilisation and impact of labour regulations on mobility

Thinking ahead
• Office reopening
• Remobilisation of your workforce