The New Work-life Balance Directive was adopted a few days ago by the European Council and the next step is for every Member State (including Malta) to adopt this directive. The aim of this law is to increase the participation of women in the labour market. It focuses on leave entitlement for parents and carers and the take-up of family-related leave and flexible working arrangements. The legislation means that parents and carers will be better able to reconcile their professional and private lives, and companies will benefit from more motivated workers. The Directive is NOW PUBLISHED and is over 40 pages long and has a number of articles which are crucial for every HR professional and employer.
Another important Directive was adopted and this will make working conditions across the EU more transparent and predictable. This new Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions responds to the new labour market challenges being faced. This new act applies to all individuals working more than 3 hours per week over 4 weeks (over 12 hours per month). It also sets further minimum rights, by way of example to receive training cost-free, when such training is required by Union or national legislation.
A few days ago the European Council adopted a Regulation establishing the European Labour Authority. The new Authority will support fair labour mobility within the EU and it is expected that it will start functioning by end of 2019. This will mean that we should see an improvement in cross-border enforcement of Union law and abuse will be tackled. This authority will also mean that there will be fairer competition between companies.
Getting to Grips:
New EU Employment Laws Workshop
Hot Dog and Wine Lunch
Date: 17th July 2019
Venue: 21 Business Centre Naxxar
Price: €70 plus VAT
Details of Workshop:
The workshop will cover in detail the 2 new directives – Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on transparent and predictable working conditions in the EU and the directive on work-life balance for parents and carers and repealing Council Directive 2010/18/EU.
This workshop will get you ready for the laws which will eventually be implemented in Malta and it will also give you practical guidance on how to implement and how to be 10 steps ahead. Both directives have over 25 articles each and both cover over 40 pages each.
We will also cover a recent case which deals with working time and we will cover the new regulation which establishes a European Labour Authority.
9.00 a.m. Registration
9.15 a.m. Overview of Directives
10.45 a.m. Coffee Break
11.10 a.m. ECJ Decision on Working time & Regulation on European Labour Authority
11.40 a.m. Drafting a Flexible Working Arrangement Policy
12.15 p.m. Questions and Comments
12.30 p.m. Grab a hot dog and a glass of wine!