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Qatar: Sheikha Mayassa’s labour dispute

Three former staff members of Sheikha Mayassa Bint Hamad Al-Thani – the prominent culture-focused full sister of Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim – and her husband Sheikh Jassim Bin Abdelaziz Al-Thani are bringing an action in a New York court under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The claim against the couple was filed in November by private tutor Benjamin Boyd, personal trainer Graham Bancroft and personal security guard Chantelle McGuffie for “violations of minimum wage and overtime wage requirements, unpaid straight wages, and notice and record-keeping requirements.”

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