Members of the Malta Chamber attended an information session about the new Employment and Training Services Act on Wednesday. The event which was organised by the Malta Chamber in collaboration with Jobsplus provided a detailed explanation about the principle changes that were enacted in the new law.
Mr Mario Xuereb Head of Division: Employment Services at Jobsplus delivered a presentation in which he explained that the main changes concern new administrative penalties and fines concerning employment records and general employment.
Mr Xuereb explained that the new Act repeals the original act and the focus will be to bring compliance in terms of employment records and illegalities. He stated that through this new Act, Jobsplus is embarking on a compliance campaign as its main interest was that of bringing all operators in line with the law. If the initial approach failed the new law empowered Jobsplus to take action against any form of illegality at the workplace be it illegal employment of minors, foreign workers or lack of engagement or termination forms.
The presentation was followed by an animated question and answer session which mainly focused on the delays being faced by employers in recruiting Third Country Nationals and getting their work and employment papers on time. The Chamber's Head of Policy Development, Mr Andre Fenech, moderated the session.
The detailed presentation delivered during the information session can be accessed here.