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Covid-19 Vaccination at The Workplace – GDPR Implications

June 15, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   COVID-19,Employment   |   Comments Off on Covid-19 Vaccination at The Workplace – GDPR Implications

With the vaccine rollout well underway and employees starting to return to the work place, employers are asking many questions in relation to their employees vaccination status. Krista Ellul and Kurt Portelli have delved into this and answer a few of these questions. Can employers require employees to disclose their vaccination status? What should the […]

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Amendments proposed to Persons with Disability (Employment) Act

June 10, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Employment   |   Comments Off on Amendments proposed to Persons with Disability (Employment) Act

Presently on the agenda of the House of Representatives is a Bill tabling legislative amendments to the Persons with Disability (Employment) Act, Chapter 210 of the Laws of Malta (the “Act”). The central aim of the Act is to promote and push for the employment of persons with disability. The main objective of the Bill […]

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COVID-19 Wage Supplement Extended

May 01, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   COVID-19,Employment   |   Comments Off on COVID-19 Wage Supplement Extended

The COVID Wage Supplement implemented by the Government of Malta in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, originally intended to ver the months of March and April, has been renewed for a further two months that is to cover May and June. This measure is intended to ease the effects of the pandemic on businesses and […]

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COVID-19 Employee Medical Benefit

April 01, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   COVID-19,Employment,Malta   |   Comments Off on COVID-19 Employee Medical Benefit

The Superintendent of Public Health has ordered persons who: (i) suffer from diabetes and is dependent on insulin; (ii) are on biological medicines; (iii) had cancer in previous six months; (iv) are immuno-suppressed; (v) are undergoing renal dialysis; (vi) are pregnant; or (vii) were admitted to hospital for some respiratory disease over the previous six […]

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Increase in Minimum Wage

May 30, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Employment   |   Comments Off on Increase in Minimum Wage

Legal Notice 144 of 2017, which has come into force on 18th May 2017, has introduced a mandatory increase to minimum wage. The Legal Notice lays down that: – All employees on a minimum wage shall be entitled to a mandatory increase of €3 per week upon completion of the 1st year of employment with […]

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Changes to Maternity Leave System

August 17, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Employment,Malta   |   Comments Off on Changes to Maternity Leave System

The Government has published two Legal Notices in relation to the changes to the maternity leave system: – the Trust and Trustees (Maternity Leave Trust) Regulations (Legal Notice 257 of 2015); and – the Social Security Act (Amendment of Tenth Schedule) Order, 2015 (Legal Notice 258 of 2015). As of 1 July 2015, a Maternity Leave Trust has been […]

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Highly Qualified Persons Rules amended

August 04, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Aviation,Employment,Funds,Gaming,Malta,Tax   |   Comments Off on Highly Qualified Persons Rules amended

The Government of Malta has recently issued Legal Notice 225 of 2015 which brings into force amendments to the Highly Qualified Persons Rules. The Highly Qualified Person Rules apply a beneficial tax rate of 15%, on employment income derived in respect of work or duties carried out in Malta, to individuals holding a senior position […]

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Maritime Labour Convention comes into force

August 30, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Employment,Shipping   |   Comments Off on Maritime Labour Convention comes into force

The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), ratified by Malta in January 2013, has entered into force on 20 August 2013. The MLC is a landmark instrument setting out decent working and living conditions for seafarers while creating conditions of fair competition for ship-owners. The MLC also seeks to consolidate and modernize more than 68 international labour […]

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