The MEA organised an Information Session entitled: A Standard Cost Model Approach in Calculating Administrative Burdens on Wednesday 4th May 2011 at the Hotel Phoenicia, The Mall, Floriana. 

Government is committed to reduce administrative burdens to businesses by 15% by end of 2012. To achieve these aims, the input of the business community is crucial, especially when it comes to identify the time being spend by businesses for them to conform to such administrative compliance.

Mr John Aquilina, CEO Management Efficiency Unit within the Office of the Prime Minister, and Dr Paul DeBattista, Managing Consultant explained the mechanisms of the exercise and how businesses can help in the reduction of administrative burdens.

The Malta Employers’ Association is receiving numerous queries on a daily basis concerning the computation of sickness and occupational injury benefits and entitlements. The MEA is organizing an information session on Wednesday 25th July at 08.30am at its premises in Valletta. Dr Charlotte Camilleri will be giving a short presentation and will address questions from participants present. 

IMP: This information session is now fully booked. However varios other sessions are being organised to meet the demand. We have few places left on 1 August and 2 August.

Attendance is limited to a maximum of twenty persons. Applications will be accommodated on a first come first served basis.

For registration or for further information, kindly contact Ms Dorianne Cilia on 21222992 / 21237585 or email [email protected].

As part of the European SME Week the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Business in collaboration with the Malta Employers’ Association is organizing an Information Session on: Employment Rights and Obligations for SME Employers on 18th November 2013 from 13.30hrs to 16.00hrs at the Millennia Building, Aldo Moro Street, Marsa.

Most of the European Union’s rules and regulations concerning labour matters apply to businesses of all sizes. In spite of this, in recent years, legislation intended distinctively either for large companies or for small and medium-sized businesses was enacted to regulate matters of concern in the field. Dr Charlotte Camilleri, Executive in EU & Legal Affairs will be delving into the regulations targeted exclusively at small and medium-sized businesses in the fields of employment, industrial relations and social policy.

The aim of this information session is to provide participants with an overview of domestic legislation pertaining to employment and industrial relations particularly the rights and obligations of workers and their employers.

Work related stress is gaining more prominence in the international and local labour agenda. It is being claimed that it is the second commonest cause of work related health problems after back pain. Studies show that up to 25% of workers across Europe complain of stress at work, while up to 50% to 60% of all working days lost may be due to stress. 

An information session was held on 24 May 2013. The scope of this information session was to:

Two important employment related legal notices have been published and are in force. The first is L.N.44 of 2012: Employment Status National Standard Order, and the other is L.N. 46 of 2012: Overtime Regulations. The first one sets restrictive criteria to determine whether a person should be considered as an employee or self employed, whereas the legal notice on overtime addresses the option for banking of hours arrangements and the conditions under which these can be applied.

These are very important legislative measures that will have an impact on many businesses. For this reason we issued two UPDATEs to our members to give you an explanation about the contents. An information session was organised on 16 February 2012. During this event, Dr Charlotte Camilleri and Mr Joseph Farrugia gave two presentations about these Legal Notices. Dr Noel Vella, Director, Department for Industrial and Employment Relations was also present and he answered questions from the floor.

Click here to download the presentation delivered by Mr Joseph Farrugia.

Click here to download the presentation delivered by Dr Charlotte Camilleri.

The Malta Employers’ Association organized an Information Session entitled Maternity and Employment on 20 January 2012.

In 2011 the protection of maternity regulations were amended twice. For the first time in Maltese employment law history, in April 2011 termination of employment during the probationary period was regularized. Moreover as a 2012 budgetary measure, on the 30th December 2011, the maternity leave entitlement was extended by a further unpaid period of two weeks which is optional to the employee. 

The Malta Employers’ Association organized this information session to discuss the rights pertaining to pregnant employees, employees who have given birth and employees who are breastfeeding namely time off for ante-natal checkups, maternity leave entitlement, special maternity leave, night work, overtime and termination of employment during pregnancy and after availing of maternity leave.

In light of the numerous queries that the MEA is receiving on a weekly basis regarding restructuring processes including outsourcing and employers obligations vis-à-vis transferring of its business to third parties, the MEA organised an Information Session to address queries companies might have. This Information session, held on 29 November, was of particular relevance to service providers as well as companies who are interested in transferring their business or part thereof, of outsourcing or of selling shares in the company.

In consideration of the recent amendments to the Maternity leave and Parental leave Regulations, the Posting of Workers in Malta Regulations, Transfer of Business Regulations as well as the European Works Council Regulations, the Malta Employers’ Association organised an Information Session entitled ‘Various Amendments to Labour Law Legislation’ on 24th June 2011 at the Hotel Phoenicia. The Session was attended by 90 participants.