Government Recovery Plan – COVID-19
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Government Recovery Plan – COVID-19

The Mal­tese Gov­ern­ment has announced a €900 mil­lion recov­ery plan in view of the Covid-19 impact, a plan which is aimed at restor­ing the Mal­tese econ­o­my through a reduc­tion of expens­es for busi­ness­es, the issu­ing of more financ­ing pack­ages, boost­ing domes­tic demand and pro­vid­ing direct sup­port to indus­tries whilst also pro­mot­ing work. The fol­low­ing is...

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...

WHO regional director praises Malta for health measures
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WHO regional director praises Malta for health measures

Mal­ta is an exam­ple that should be fol­lowed: Over the week­end, Hans Kluge, Region­al Direc­tor of the World Health Orga­ni­za­tion of Europe, tweet­ed about Mal­ta and praised the coun­try for the health mea­sures tak­en to pro­tect the pop­u­la­tion and con­trol the spread of the coro­n­avirus. Kluge said Mal­ta was “on the right track and an...

New Public Health Announcements in light of the outbreak of Coronavirus
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New Public Health Announcements in light of the outbreak of Coronavirus

Dur­ing a press con­fer­ence held yes­ter­day, the Min­is­ter for Health, Dr. Chris Fearne, togeth­er with the Super­in­ten­dent of Pub­lic Health Profs. Char­maine Gau­ci, announced new pub­lic health mea­sures which will come into force on Sat­ur­day 28th March 2020. In an effort to con­trol the out­break of the Coro­n­avirus and pro­tect the per­sons most vul­ner­a­ble, the...

Remote Work – Benefits and Legal Framework
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Remote Work – Benefits and Legal Framework

These are by no means ordi­nary times, and being opti­mistic in such times is some­what absurd, how can one be opti­mistic when every­thing seems to be col­laps­ing? When it seems like the issue will only get worse before it gets bet­ter? Well, it is not easy, and maybe typ­ing it is eas­i­er than say­ing it...

Government Aid in relation to Covid-19 — Malta
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Government Aid in relation to Covid-19 — Malta

The Prime Min­is­ter of Mal­ta just addressed a Press Con­fer­ence in which he announced a new finan­cial aid pack­age for those sec­tors hit by the Coro­n­avirus out­break. These mea­sures shall be added to the pre­vi­ous mea­sures announced by the Gov­ern­ment. Watch the video, in which I explain the gov­ern­ment aid in rela­tion to Covid-19 in...

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...

Why Malta is the perfect place to reside in — even in times of ‘Corona’.
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Why Malta is the perfect place to reside in — even in times of ‘Corona’.

Com­ment by Philipp Sauer­born: Cur­rent­ly, there is no oth­er top­ic that dom­i­nates the media more than the coro­n­avirus or Covid-19, a virus that is spread­ing rapid­ly and ter­ri­fy­ing the pop­u­la­tion and the econ­o­my. It is pre­cise­ly at such times that gov­ern­ments are more than ever in demand to prove them­selves wor­thy and effec­tive. As many...

Liquidity crisis in times of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) — How to avoid financial constraints
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Liquidity crisis in times of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) — How to avoid financial constraints

How to get more liq­uid­i­ty in times of Coro­n­avirus. Tips from experts. Con­fi­dence in the finan­cial mar­kets has weak­ened since the finan­cial cri­sis of 2008. Many com­pa­nies are cur­rent­ly ask­ing them­selves how to pro­ceed. Small and medi­um-sized com­pa­nies, in par­tic­u­lar, are fac­ing an unprece­dent­ed chal­lenge. Covid 19 — the virus that is turn­ing our entire...

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...