FAQs pertaining Employment and Industrial Relations in light of COVID-19
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FAQs pertaining Employment and Industrial Relations in light of COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 sit­u­a­tion, sev­er­al modes of oper­a­tions had to be adjust­ed to ensure busi­ness con­ti­nu­ity. Com­pa­nies had to resort to tem­po­rary mea­sures to con­tin­ue with their oper­a­tions. These excep­tion­al cir­cum­stances raise many ques­tions amongst the employ­ers and their employ­ees. For this rea­son, we, at DWP Dr Wern­er and Part­ner have com­piled some FAQs...

COVID-19: Adopting Remote Working Measures
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COVID-19: Adopting Remote Working Measures

Introduction COVID-19 (the coro­n­avirus) con­tin­ues to impact the glob­al and local com­mu­ni­ty, all the staff of Dr Wern­er and Part­ner have been mon­i­tor­ing the sit­u­a­tion of the COVID-19 and imple­ment­ing dif­fer­ent mea­sures to make sure that we are all stay­ing safe. As a Com­pa­ny, the main goal is to pro­tect your own peo­ple and to...

Surveys: Compliance with the GDPR!
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Surveys: Compliance with the GDPR!

Surveys need to adhere to the GDPR? Hint — Just like any lawyer would tell you… it depends. How­ev­er, if per­son­al data is being col­lect­ed, han­dled and/or processed, then GDPR needs to be adhered to. If you are con­duct­ing a sur­vey where­by per­son­al data is involved, then GDPR applies. How­ev­er, it does not affect all...

Corona Virus – The Legal Implications
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Corona Virus – The Legal Implications

“There is a need to bal­ance legal oblig­a­tions with sen­si­ble prac­ti­cal­i­ties, in a sce­nario which we haven’t real­ly seen before.” COVID-19: bet­ter known as the coro­n­avirus has been the lat­est con­cern of many peo­ple around the world. We would not delve into the med­ical impact, the symp­toms or the ‘cure’ to such virus, but rather...

Brexit: What will happen to Residence Statuses?
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Brexit: What will happen to Residence Statuses?

As you may now, Brexit is no longer a speculation. However, there were no immediate changes, or at least not yet. The transition is still in process; however, many European Countries are showing that the preservation of status quo is of their utmost importance, including Malta.

Blockchain Technology vis-à-vis the GDPR
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Blockchain Technology vis-à-vis the GDPR

The use of blockchain technology is still new to our digital age, however it is important to view such usage from a GDPR Perspective. The GDPR mainly focuses on the Protection Data and highlights the importance of compliance with the requirements set out in the Regulation. Despite the incompatibilities, the GDPR and Blockchain Technology can co-exist.

Summary to the MFSA Circular regarding Amendments to Chapter 3 of the Rulebook
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Summary to the MFSA Circular regarding Amendments to Chapter 3 of the Rulebook

Chap­ter 3 of the VFA Rule­book applies to VFA Ser­vice Providers who are seek­ing to obtain their license with­in the VFA sphere as per the laws and reg­u­la­tions of Mal­ta. The MFSA issued a cir­cu­lar addressed to VFA Ser­vice Providers in sup­port of inno­va­tion of the sec­tor adapt­ing a more prin­ci­ples-based approach. The new amend­ments shall be...

Reasons why “Classic” Banks do not accept Fintech Companies
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Reasons why “Classic” Banks do not accept Fintech Companies

Introduction As many of you may know, a “Clas­sic” bank is the usu­al finan­cial ser­vices provider which offers a whole spec­trum of finan­cial ser­vices, includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to Branch Ser­vices, ATMs, Inter­net Bank­ing, the Issu­ing of VISAs and Cheque Books, amongst oth­ers. The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion with such banks is that they seem like they...