The Malta Permanent Residence Programme (hereinafter ‘MPRP’) was launched on the 29th March 2021 by virtue of Legal Notice 121 of 2021. The MPRP is a residency-by-investment programme which essentially entitles the beneficiary (who must be a non-EU national) to the right to settle, stay and reside in Malta on a permanent basis. In addition, one …
Prior to the 11th of March 2021, all third country nationals who had long-term residence status in Malta were still expected to obtain an employment license in order to work in Malta. This has changed following the publication of Legal Notice 84 of 2021.
EU Commission proposes measures to ensure equal pay for equal work: the EU Pay Transparency Directive
Earlier this year, the European Commission presented a proposal on pay transparency, aimed at ensuring that women and men receive equal pay, for equal work.
On 26 March 2021, the MFSA issued a Circular regarding the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2019/1238 on a pan-European Personal Pension Product (the Regulation). Applicable as from 22 March 2022, the Regulation recognizes that despite EU households being among the highest savers in the world, the bulk of those savings are held in bank accounts with short …
A Supreme Court decision has given more than 44,000 Asda employees victory in their fair pay fight with their employers paving the way for a legal battle that could last years.
In July 2020, the EU Commission (‘Commission’) initiated infringement procedures against Malta in relation to the abolishment of the employment license requirement for residents with long term status as the Commission concluded that such requirement represents an infringement of Article 11(1)(a) of the Long-Term Residence Directive (2003/109/EC) (‘Directive’).
On 15th September 2020, the Companies Act (Suspension of Filing for Dissolution and Winding Up) Regulations (the ‘Regulations’) were introduced as part of several other measures intended to protect local businesses from the adverse economic impact brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. They became applicable retrospectively as from 16th March 2020.
In October 2020, the EU approved a new regulation (Regulation (EU) 2020/1503) establishing crowdfunding rules applicable across the Union. The Regulation is applicable to European Crowdfunding Service Providers (ECSP).
Whereas the right not to be treated in a discriminatory manner is enshrined in the highest law of the land – the Constitution, measures in favour of protection against discrimination specifically in relation to employment matters may be found both in the Employment and Industrial Relations Act (Chapter 452 of the Laws of Malta), as well as …
The right to disconnect refers to a worker’s right to be able to disengage from work and refrain from participating in work-related communications, such as emails and WhatsApp messages, during non-working hours.