Oct
02

Court Judgment on Status of Employee

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In a judgment delivered on the 30 th September 2020, the Court of Appeal confirmed a decision of the Industrial Tribunal ("the Tribunal") which had found that the relationship between the applicant and the defendant company was not one of employment. The applicant had instituted proceedings before the Industrial Tribunal following the termination of his contract. He alleged that notwithstanding what his contract stated, he should be deemed an employee and therefore termination could only take place for a good and sufficient cause. Since the company had terminated ...
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Jul
10

How far should the employer go to provide alternative employment in case of health problems?

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In a judgment delivered on the 1 st July 2020 (case number 83/2019LM), the Court of Appeal considered the requirements of constructive dismissal. An ex-employee claimed that he had been forced to resign from his employment due to health problems which did not allow him to continue his job. Through his trade union, the employee requested the employer to provide him with alternative employment, but the company replied that none was available. After exhausting all his sick leave and a further period of unpaid leave, he decided to terminate his employment. The Tribuna...
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Jun
15

Government Issues an Updated Wage Supplement Scheme

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On Monday 8th June 2020, the Maltese Government announced another financial aid package aimed at economic regeneration. Amongst the numerous measures put in place to assist businesses in recovering from the impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government announced an updated Wage Supplement Scheme which is to take effect from July 2020 up until September 2020. In terms of the said updated Wage Supplement Scheme, those businesses which operate in the areas of tourist accommodation, air transport, event organization, travel agencies and language schools will ...
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Mar
30

COVID-19 Wage Supplement and Medical Benefit

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The Maltese Government is providing businesses operating in certain sectors with a wage supplement for their employees. Applications for businesses to apply for the COVID wage supplement are now online. There are two lists of businesses with a corresponding benefit. Those listed in Annex A on the Malta Enterprise website (businesses operating in sectors which suffered drastically due to the pandemic and businesses which had to temporarily suspend their operations on the order of the Superintendent of Public Health) are entitled to up to 5 days' salary based on €80...
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Mar
30

COVID-19 Government Employment-Related Grants

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The Maltese government has announced a number of employment related measures and grants in response to COVID-19. Applications are now available online for: 1. Parent Benefit: A parent who is employed in the private sector, with children under the age of 16 years, who cannot go to work after the 8 th March 2020 in order to take care of their children and cannot telework, are eligible for this benefit. The benefit is of €166.15 per week if the parent works full-time and €103.85 if the parent works part-time. The application can be downloaded here: https://socialsecu...
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