Dec
07

What Happens to Unused Vacation Leave?

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In the Joined Cases C-569/16 (Bauer) and C-570/16 (Willmeroth), decided last month, the Court of Justice of the European Union had to decide whether the widows of two workers were entitled, as sole heirs, to demand from their spouses' previous employers an allowance in lieu of annual leave which had not been availed of by their spouses. The Court ruled that the worker's right to paid annual leave, which it emphasised constitutes an essential principle of EU social law, does not terminate upon his death. The reason for termination of the employment relationship is ...
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Nov
26

MAMO TCV Advocates to Moderate Panel at SiGMA Conference on Blockchain on the 28 November 2018

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Dr Christina Scicluna, Senior Associate at MAMO TCV Advocates, will be moderating a panel of industry experts analysing the pros and cons associated with investing in companies utilising Blockchain technologies. The panel will be composed of investors and techies who truly believe in Blockchain's revolutionary potential. For further details on the conference kindly click here . Disclaimer This document does not purport to give legal, financial or tax advice. Should you require further information or legal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Christina...
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Nov
21

European Commission Proposals in the area of Employment Law

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Increased labour mobility within the European Union has led the European Commission to propose a European Labour Authority with the main objectives of ensuring easier access to information for individuals and employers and strengthening cooperation between national authorities in cross-border enforcement and inspections. Cooperation and exchange of information will be achieved by establishing national liaison officers from each Member State. The Authority will also have the task to provide mediation between national authorities in cases of disputes between Member ...
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Nov
13

Out with the Old and In with the New: Parliament Tables Bill for New Trademarks Act

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The long-awaited overhaul of Maltese trademark legislation is imminent – the first repeal and replacement of a major IP statute since Malta's accession to the European Union in 2004. The principal object of the new law  [1] is, of course, to transpose the provisions of Directive (EU) 2015/2436 of 16 December 2015 approximating the laws of EU Member States relating to trademarks. One of the major substantive changes is the redefinition of a trademark such that it is no longer required for a sign or indication to be capable of "graphical representation" in orde...
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Nov
12

No Accrual of Annual Leave During Periods of Unpaid Parental Leave According to the CJEU

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  In case C-12/17 ('Dicu'), the Court of Justice of the European Union was asked to decide whether the Working Time Directive (Directive 2003/88/EC) precludes a provision in national law which, for the purposes of determining a worker's entitlement to paid annual leave, does not regard the amount of time spent by the worker on parental leave. The main question was therefore whether a period of parental leave had to be treated as a period of actual work to determine the paid annual leave entitlement. The Court stated that the purpose of annual leave is to enab...
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