News Update: Increase in Annual Leave and Minimum Wage


The Organisation of Working Time Regulations have been amended by Legal Notice 444 of 2018. As from the 1st of January 2019, the number of hours of annual leave has increased by another eight hours, bringing the total to 208 hours per year.

Also, from the 1st of January 2019, the standard minimum wage has been increased to €175.84. Wages of full-time employees are to increase by €2.33 as a cost of living increase with an additional €1 per week as a mandatory supplement (pro-rata for part-timers). 

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