Employment Law Update: Work-Life Balance Law (Paternity, Parental, Caring, Force Majeure Leave and Flexible Work Arrangements)

The Law was adopted with the aim of promoting work-life balance for working parents and carers. Amongst other matters, the law provides for parental leave allowance, the right to carers’ leave, the right to time off from work on the grounds of force majeure and the right of working parents and carers to request flexible working arrangements.

Insights: Recognition and enforcement of UK Court Judgments in Cyprus post-Brexit

Following Brexit, it is no longer possible to use Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 on the Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters (recast) to recognise and regsiter UK judgment in Cyprus. Currently, those wishing to obtain recognisiton and enforcement of a UK judgment in Cyprus must revert to the previous legal regime, which has become relevant again.

Employment Law Update: COVID-19 – Workforce and employment issues

On the 8 April 2020, the President of Cyprus announced that the measures announced previously to restrict the spread of coronavirus on the island were to be extended until April 30, in line with the decisions adopted by the the Council of Ministers. The financial measures announced previously to support employees and businesses during the current crisis will also be be extended until 12 June 2020.