Recent amendments to law now mean that employers are bound to grant a period of paid leave to employees who undergo the processes of medically assisted procreation, whether such treatment takes place in Malta or otherwise.
The Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive required transposition into national law by 26 June 2017. The new obligations imposed on obliged entities by means of the 4AMLD are significant and require investment in dedicated compliance resources.
In certain circumstances it may be seen as an important consideration by an employer to impose post-termination obligations and restrictions on its employees.
Samuel Butler wrote in The Way of All Flesh, “…I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.”
Employment Tribunals in the UK are witnessing an upsurge in disputes related to what has become termed as the ‘gig’ or the ‘collaborative’ economy – described by the European Parliament - in its In depth Analysis of Employment and Social Affairs ‘The Situation of Workers in The Collaborative Economy’ - as “transactions between peers, with platforms taking the role of brokers between peers, with a view to making resource utilisation more efficient.
The Employment and Industrial Relations Act (Chapter 452) states, in article 36(20), that a female employee must resume work for at least six months upon the termination of maternity leave.