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Qatar has approved a law limiting domestic staff to a maximum of 10 hours' work a day, the first such protection for thousands of household maids, nannies and cooks in the emirate. The "Domestic Employment Law" also orders employers to pay staff wages at the end of each month and entitles workers to at least one day off per week and an annual leave of three weeks, the Qatar News Agency reported. The law prohibits staff being recruited from abroad who are older than 60 and younger than 18 .The legislation comes at a time when Qatar's laws remain under scrutiny from the International Labor Organization.
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