Month: February 2021

SC decides rules of redundancy

(The article touches on genuine redundancy – employment law – redundancy payment – substantive fairness – procedural fairness – compensation). In a watershed decision on 3 February 2021, the Supreme Court has finally settled the judicial rules of redundancy in the Maldives. Until this decision, the rules were largely defined by decisions of other courts. …

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Business Services Goes Online

Ministry of Economic Development (MED) has published an announcement stating that from 08 February 2021 onwards, the Ministry will be providing all their services for businesses virtually. The Ministry informs that these online services will be provided just like it was before the pandemic and will be provided till 2 pm of every working day. …

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New Regulations for Overseas Employees Introduced

[this article touches on employment law –  overseas employees –  regulatory framework – new requirements – change in law] The government has launched an entirely new set of regulations on the employment of overseas nationals in the Maldives. The new regulations were published on 31 January 2021 by the name of Regulations on Employment of …

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New Regulation for Expatriate Employment

Ministry of Economic Developement (MED) has published the Regulations on Employment of Foreigners in the Maldives, effective 15 February 2021. The new Regulations also repeal the previous regulations governing foreign employees and provides specific rules for areas governing employment of foreigners in the Maldives. Such as, employment, termination, issuance of quotas and related fees, issuance …

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