European Employment Insights for December

Chetcuti Cauchi | Published on 22 Dec 2023

Employment Guide Holiday Season

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The Andersen Employment and Labour Service Line serves as an indispensable resource for navigating intricate local and international labour laws and practices. The Andersen Employment Insights Newsletter is a tool designed to keep individuals informed and businesses competitive in the global economy through expert guidance. This newsletter explores the latest developments in employment law, provides essential guidelines, updates on significant case law, and offers insights into collective agreements from over 20 European countries.

European Employment Insights for December

This month's edition delves into holiday-themed aspects of European employment law. A comprehensive comparative overview of December and January public holidays across European countries is presented, encompassing traditional and statutory holidays, unique traditions, and exceptions. The analysis elucidates the differing observations of these holidays, encompassing store closures and varying work obligations for employees.

Additionally, a focus is directed towards the earnings of holiday season figures like Santa Claus and his helpers, ensuring adherence to minimum wage standards. This exploration sheds light on the diverse range of fees these modern-day icons can earn and their invaluable contribution to maintaining the season's magic. Each country also shares special insights into labour law features and Christmas-related curiosities under the "Did you know" section.

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Chetcuti Cauchi Lawyer Contributes to Malta Chapter

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates serve as Andersen's collaborating firm in Malta. Within the Andersen European Employment and Labour Law team is Senior Associate Dr. Luana Cuschieri. She has written the Malta section, delving into subjects such as vacation pay and bonuses, working hours, and flexible work schedules. You can access and read the Malta chapter here: 

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