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Employer of Record (EOR) in Qatar

What Is a Global Employer of Record?

Global Employer of Record (EOR) in Qatar comes in handy when businesses expanding globally face many challenges when properly onboarding employees in foreign countries. In most cases, compliance with local laws requires establishing a legal entity in the country where the business operates. This process can be costly, time-consuming, and potentially undesirable for many employers. With Acumen International, you can easily manage your global employment and HR needs without worrying about the complexities involved. Partner with Acumen Global Employer of Record and let us help you ensure that your workforce is compliant and up-to-date across all jurisdictions.

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Employer of Record – The Best Option for Expanding Your Business to Qatar

1. Faster hiring a candidate in Qatar

With the global economy shifting more and more towards technology, companies are looking for ways to keep up. One such solution is the EOR model, which allows companies to outsource work to distant locations without any overhead or bureaucracy. This is especially helpful for companies that need to fill positions quickly in multiple locations, as it eliminates the hassle of setting up local entities.

The EOR model can be an excellent solution for businesses that need to find and hire talented workers no matter where they are located. This can be especially helpful for companies with limited internal resources or infrastructure, as it eliminates the need to create an entity in each location. Additionally, the EOR engagement complies with global regulations, making it an ideal solution for businesses of all types looking for faster and compliant employment in Qatar.

2. Test the Market with a Global EOR before Launching the Business in Qatar

If you’re looking for a way to tap into the market of qatar, a global EOR might be the perfect solution. A global Employer of Record is an employee engagement where one company agrees to act as an employer for another company. This allows your company to test the waters without taking on all the associated risks and costs of establishing an entity in Qatar. If things go well, the Employer of Record can arrange for its employees to work permanently from that location. So what are you waiting for? Start exploring this promising new market today!

The benefits of a Global Employer of Record (EOR) arrangement in Qatar include:

  • Cost savings. There are no additional expenses associated with setting up an entity or hiring staff until you decide it’s worth the cost.
  • Increased flexibility. You can move quickly if necessary without dealing with lengthy lease agreements or other administrative matters that would slow down your growth plans.

3. Employer of Record: Avoid Expensive Fees and Long-Term Commitments

The Employer of Record offers a simple, low-cost solution for companies looking to expand their operations in a foreign country.

Companies can work with a local partner in their chosen country and utilize the services of an Employer of Record (EOR). This provides an alternative to setting up an entity or subsidiary, as it allows companies to sidestep the administrative and financial burdens involved in establishing a legal entity.

The EOR (Employer of Record) will be responsible for all tax obligations and regulatory compliance requirements on behalf of your company in Qatar. The EOR engagement also allows you to avoid additional costs associated with hiring local staff and other expenses such as office space and equipment rentals.

Partnering with an Employer of Record, you will retain complete control over your employees and business operations while benefitting from substantial cost savings and avoiding non-compliance risk. 

4. Employer of Record: A Good Option To Getting Started in Qatar Faster

An Employer of Record is an excellent choice for those looking to start working in Qatar immediately. Using an Employer of Record, you can get started sooner than if you were waiting for your entity to become official in Qatar. The Employer of Record will act as a legal employer of your workforce in Qatar and handle payroll and benefits administration, tax filing, and all the necessary paperwork for your employees, making the employment process in Qatar smoother and quicker.

What Services Does a Global Employer of Record (EOR) Provide in Qatar?

The Employer of Record usually handles human resources-related issues regarding the global workforce in Qatar. These issues include but are not limited to:

  • Payroll  and benefits management;
  • Compliance with local tax rules (file & deposit) of the country where the EOR company is located;
  • Handling employment contracts:
  • Background, education, and other checks;
  • Onboarding and termination processes, as well as employee’s compensation;
  • Arranging visas and work permits for employees;
  • Ensuring the working process is organized under local labor laws;
  • Processing workers’ medical insurance and other benefits (day-offs, bonuses, and more);
  • Process maps, employment guides, and other documentation.

Payroll in Qatar

Acumen International’s global payroll solution in Qatar is the perfect way to avoid the hassle of setting up a local legal entity and dealing with complex labor laws. This solution allows you to focus on essential business tasks while Acumen takes care of all the payroll details. Additionally, setting up a local entity can be expensive, and maintaining it can be even more costly. With our global payroll solution, you can avoid these headaches and costs.

When setting up payroll in Qatar, having an employment contract is a legal requirement in this country. It should have all the details of the employee’s responsibilities, taxes, compensation, perks, grievance and disciplinary procedures, and even termination and immigration requirements if required. 

An employee offer letter in Qatar should always have the salary and compensation amounts listed in local currency instead of foreign currency. The legal needs for an employment deal in Qatar are essential, and most such contracts are more comprehensive than the law demands. The provision of such an employment contract should be made per the recommendations of a Professional Employer Organisation in Qatar.

Employ your Selected Workforce in Qatar via Acumen’s Employer of Record (EOR) Solution

Acumen’s Global Employer of Record (EOR) solution was designed to help international companies like yours expand their global reach and engage the brightest global talent for their projects. Employer of Record (EOR) solution in Qatar offers an efficient and inexpensive alternative to direct hire.

As an Employer of Record services provider, Acumen International helps businesses legally engage and pay they are selected highly skilled professionals in Qatar. Businesses desiring to hire local employees should be prepared to pay competitive salaries to attract and retain the most qualified candidates.

Acumen International offers a global PEO and payroll solution to take care of all payroll details while ensuring full compliance with in-country labor and taxation laws. Click here to get more information about Acumen’s Global PEO and payroll service in Qatar.

Legally Onboard and Payroll your Employees in Qatar with Acumen’s Global Employment Solution

Acumen’s Global employment services are designed to provide our clients with professional assistance to meet their global HR needs, such as:

  • Global talent acquisition and retention
  • Global expansion to help you quickly enter new global markets without legal and HR compliance risks
  • Local support for international clients and their ex-pat employees

You can trust Acumen to handle your workforce management’s global employment and HR details in Qatar to ensure full compliance with in-country employment laws. Reduce risks while expanding your business without establishing your legal entity in Qatar.

Our Global Employer of Record service prepares all necessary contracts for the employment relationship. After signing the contracts, the employee can be registered for social security. The registration for social security must be done before the employee starts working. Once the employee has registered for social insurance, the onboarding process is complete, and the employee can start work.

Leave it to Acumen to hire and compensate your employees on your behalf, so you can focus on growing your business.

In addition to legally onboarding local citizens, we can organize work permits and business visa sponsorship for your expatriate team via our Employer of Record and employ them on your behalf once legal permissions have been attained.

With Acumen, you can rest assured that all legal requirements are met for compliant hiring and compensating your local and expatriate employees in Qatar and 190 countries worldwide, where we serve our international clients.

Spotlight on Qatar

  • Location – officially, the State of Qatar is a country in Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Capital – Doha
  • Population – 2.6 million (2017)
  • Official language – Arabic
  • Recognized minority languages – English
  • Government – Unitary absolute monarchy
  • Currency – Riyal (QAR)
  • Dominant religion – Islam
  • Exports – $86.51 billion (2018). Exportable goods: liquefied natural gas, petroleum products, fertilizers, steel.
  • Main export partners: Japan, South Korea, Singapore, India, and China.
  • Imports – $26.69 billion (2017).
  • Main import partners: machinery and transport equipment, food, and chemicals.
  • Public holidays – Eid al-Fitr, Eid Al-Adha, Independence day.

A written employment contract is compulsory for a local to be employed. The Service Contract must be made in writing and attested by the Department and comprise three copies, one to be delivered to each party and the third to be deposited with the Department. If the service contract is not written, the worker may prove the labor relationship and the rights which have arisen therefrom by all means of proof.

All work permits, instructions, notices, schedules, and other documents issued by the employer in the application of this Act must be in Arabic. Translation to other languages may be added, but the Arabic language must be the only language recognized in case of disputes.

Collective Agreements in Qatar

Collective agreements are not common in Qatar. In any establishment where thirty or more workers are working, a joint committee may be formed embodying representatives of the employer and workers. The joint committee must deal with the study and discussion of all matters related to the work in the establishment. The committee must submit its recommendations to the employer to consider whether they can be implemented. The employers and workers have the right to conduct collective negotiations and conclude joint agreements on all matters related to the work.


  • Are you seeking to reinforce your existing team with the expertise of Qatar-based international employees?
  • Have you already selected a candidate from Qatar?
  • Do you want the prospect to work for you remotely from Qatar?
  • Would you prefer to hire shortly and stay compliant with Qatar legislation?

Our global employment solution is the way to go!

Like every other country, Qatar has its employment specifics. Abiding by the local employment law ensures 100% compliance.

By entrusting local tax and law subordination as well as workforce employment and management to an authority with extensive expertise, you safeguard professional handling of all things legal in Qatar on behalf of your company.

Employer of Record Solution in Qatar

Employer of Record is an integrated solution designed to help you hire and manage your remote employees in Qatar, which includes:

  • familiarizing with the country’s employment legislation
  • onboarding of employees
  • payrolling employees every month in local currency/ies
  • arranging for a business visa and work permit if you need to employ expatriate personnel in Qatar.

Acumen Employer of Record can promptly employ the selected candidate (or multiple prospects) on your behalf in Qatar. We become your trusted partner and guide you through local labor laws thus eliminating:

  • any and all employment risks
  • the need to go into legislative specifics and set everything up on your own
  • all local labor issues.

Handing all these compulsory global employment processes to experts will spare your precious business hours for more strategic task-solving.

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