The Employment Standards Office (ESO) is an independent and impartial institution of the Qatar Financial Centre established
pursuant to Article 6 of the QFC Law to administer and enforce the QFC Employment Regulations and to deal with all employment matters in the QFC.
The role of the ESO encompasses administration and enforcement of the Employment Regulations and Data Protection Regulations, promotion of fair lab our practice, encouragement of a compliant environment and prevention of contraventions of the regulations, management
and resolution of employment disputes.
The ESO's mission is to advance safe, fair and harmonious workplace practices that are essential to the entire social and economic well-being of employers and employees.
To achieve its objectives the ESO team, with more than 25 years of experience in the
labour law field, uses a variety of tools including guidance, newsletters, advisory services on demand, attestation of employment agreements and dispute resolution services among others.
Communications are sent periodically via email and through the QFC portal to keep the business community informed at all times and share the latest activities.