ECONOMOU PANAYIOTIS
ECONOMOU PANAYIOTIS
ECONOMOU FANI
ECONOMOU FANI

KEY POINTS OF THE NEW LABOUR LAW L. 4808/2021

On 19 June 2021 the new Labour Law came into force. As stated in the explanatory memorandum, the law recognizes first of all the right of all employees – regardless of their contractual relationship and whether they belong to the private or public sector – in a work environment free of violence and harassment, which constitutes a violation of human rights and which affects mental and physical health, dignity, the economic and social environment, and also pose a threat to the working environment itself.

Below we list the main points of the new law. For more information, please contact our law office.

  1. MEASURES REGARDING HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT
  • Measures to prevent and address violence and harassment
  • To inform the employees regarding the risks of violence and harassment and their rights.
  • To inform the employees regarding Health and Safety in the working environment
  • Establishing policies to address violence and harassment ( for entities with more than 20 employees – Templates of such policies will be issued by the Ministry )
  • Establishment of a mechanism for the management of internal complaints about harassment and violence.

Deadline for application: until 19 September 2021

 

  1. EMPLOYEES’ LEAVES
  • Paternity paid leave

14 business days

  • Parental leave

Up to 4 months in order to raise the child until it is 8 years old

  • Caregiver leave

5 days per year for the care of a relative

  • Absence from work for reasons of force majeure

1 day and up to 2 times per year for urgent family or health issues

  • Flexible work arrangements for parents

Right to every working parent to request flexible work arrangements, such as teleworking, flexible working hours or part-time work or leave for a certain period time.

  • Paid Leave in order to be submitted to medically assisted reproduction methods

7 business days

  • Childcare reduced work schedule

The childcare leave is extended to the father too (reduced working hours, etc.).

  • Leave paid to attend a child’s school for information about its progress

Up to 4 days per year

  • Marriage leave paid

5 days

  • Prenatal examination leave
  • Reduced working hours for parents of children with disabilities ( for companies with more than 50 employees )
  • Leave- non paid – due to illness of the child or other dependent member

6 to 14 days per year

  • Leave paid due to serious children’s disease

10 days per year

  • Leave non paid – due to hospitalization of children

Up to 30 days per year

  • Leave paid for single-parent families

6 – 8 days

  • Obligation of the employer to inform the employees about their right to Leaves

 

  1. TELEWORKING

Right to disconnect after the end of working hours

 

  1. WORK CARD

It becomes mandatory

It is directly linked to the authorities’ system

Fines if the cards are not activated

Registration of any change of hours and overtime in the Information System of the Authorities (ERGANI)

 

The lawyers of our office, because of their specialized knowledge and experience, are able to undertake the defense of your employment rights at an individual level, as well as the compliance of your company with the new labour law.